Reach Vietnam

Reach Vietnam magazine details our international development work in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Issues feature in-depth articles on EMW programs, inspirational stories about our donors, staff and board members, information from our special events, and travel and culture articles about Vietnam. Published twice a year, the magazine is mailed to all donors who give at least $20 a year. ($100-plus donors also receive a hard copy of EMW's Annual Report.) To become a donor to EMW and receive mailed copies of Reach Vietnam magazine, donate online today. All issues are available for download in PDF format (Acrobat reader required) below.

Issue #12

Getting Ready to Learn: Raising the Bar on Early Childhood Education in Vietnam. Plus: Our interview with EMW donor Tatjana Soli, best-selling author of novel The Lotus Eaters; A look back at the first-year of the Life is Beautiful campaign which raises awareness and funds for people with disabilities; a special message from our CFO on EMW's transparency in financial reporting; our recent donors; and more.

Published May 2011.

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Issue #11

Leave No Mind Behind: EMW's Comprehensive Approach to Education. A well-educated workforce is essential to power Vietnam’s development - EMW’s comprehensive approach to education delivers real solutions. Plus: An article on how volunteers bring their skills and passion to EMW; a tribute to EMW's Board Chair for twenty years Dr. Peter A. Singer; a look at the way the Albatros Foundation, a Geneva-based family foundation, makes choices on how to give; and a special column by Washington Governor Christine Gregoire who recently attended an EMW-built school opening.

Published November 2010.

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Issue #10

The Business of Clean Water: Could EMW's Clean Water and Sanitation program benefit by being turned from a traditional development program into a true social enterprise?  Plus: EMW's new partnership with, a global online network aimed at connecting the Vietnamese community; a report on two groups who went to the rugged central highlands province of Kon Tum to volunteer at the EMW- built Kon Ray Ethnic Minority Boarding School;  a profile on EMW Board Member Tom Low and his wife Dr. Priscilla Joe, who serves as a program advisor to EMW's neonatal program; and a profile on INAX Vietnam, a Japanese company and EMW corporate donor  giving back to communities in Vietnam.
Published February 2010.

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Issue #9

Reducing Infant Mortality in Southeast Asia: How EMW is bringing the success of our neonatalogy initiative in Vietnam to its neighbors Laos and Cambodia. Plus: EMW Dental volunteers make the program's success possible and a photoessay highlighting children who benefit from EMW programs.
Published August 2009.

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Issue #8

It Takes a Network: EMW's Support Network for People with Disabilities brings a holistic approach to improving life opportunities for Vietnam's disabled. Plus: Operation Healthy Heart redesigns its strategy to save more children with congenital heart defects; Singer Y Lan performs at EMW Gala in Ho Chi Minh City; Bob and Judy Wright are a California couple who embody the spirit of giving back. Published January 2009.


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Issue #7

Climate Change: Why Vietnam is vulnerable and what East Meets West is doing about it. Plus: Young people are giving back to EMW in many creative ways that don't involve having an income; Dan Knox, an EMW donor and veteran talks about the healing effects of humanitarian work; and, the Breath of Life program is taking the next effective step in neonatal health care. Published August 2008.


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Issue #6

Celebrating Twenty Years: A timeline of EMW's 20 years of service in Vietnam. Plus: EMW's Clean Water and Sanitation Program will triple capacity; The humanitarian ship USS Peleliu docks in Da Nang and works with EMW's Dental Program to deliver services to local children; and, Meet Barbara and Gil Kemp, dedicated donors to EMW. Published February 2008.


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Issue #5

Closing the Education Gap for Ethnic Minorities: EMW is building a new boarding school in Kon Tum Province for ethnic minority students. Plus: ohe Hue Cardiovascular Center brings new hope to central Vietnam;  Donor spotlight on HR2B Relocations, a corporate partner in Vietnam; Celebrating AIG's support for Operation Healthy Heart; and, a special photoessay on saving children with heart defects. Published June 2007.


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Issue #4

Keeping It Local: Two new kindergartens that EMW built in Hue come with a training program in community self-reliance. Plus: A new program funded by the Ford Foundation will help people with disabilities in Quang Ngai Province; and, meet Hannah, an extraordinary teenager whose mission to raise money for EMW brought her a special friendship with the young girl whose life she helped save. Published January 2007.


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Issue #3

Destination Da Nang: Pack your bags and head to Vietnam with East Meets West. Plus: Meet children from the Village of Hope, EMW's haven for disadvantaged children; Spotlight on Mel Potter, an EMW supporter whose passion and dedication helped bring a mobile dental clinic to Vietnam; and, EMW's newly completed dorms for medical students at Thai Nguyen University. Published September 2006.


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Issue #2

Stopping Traffic: EMW's ADAPT program saves young girls from a perilous future in the sex-trafficking industry. Plus: EMW is forming new partnerships to build new classrooms in Vietnam; An EMW donor returns to her birthplace in Da Nang and builds a school in honor of her mother. This issue includes EMW's 2005 Annual Report. Published April 2006.


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Issue #1

The Breath of Life: EMW's newborn care initiative will save the lives of premature infants. Plus: Young donors are thinking globally and acting locally and a travel essay on Vietnam's Halong Bay. Published September 2005.


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Seeking Photographers

Reach Vietnam magazine accepts photo submissions, especially for covers or special photoessays. All photos must be donated to EMW on a pro bono basis.

Please contact to discuss how you would like to get involved with this exciting publication about Vietnam and Southeast Asia.



"I like that the organization strives to feed both the belly and the soul through programs focusing on medical care, clean water, and education."

-Tatjana Soli, Best-selling author of The Lotus Eaters.  Read more.


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