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RMIT Vietnam helps bring smiles to families impacted by HIV

Tuesday, December 30, 2014 - 09:54
SMILE Group fun day at RMIT Vietnam Saigon South.

A fun day for children and families impacted by HIV was recently held at RMIT Vietnam Saigon South. 

The day was organised in collaboration with the SMILE Group, a community organisation based in Ho Chi Minh City committed to helping people with HIV/AIDS live their lives with the respect and care of the community. 

RMIT Vietnam has been involved with the SMILE Group for several years from staff volunteers through to fundraising efforts on World AIDS Day.

Disability Resource Centre Coordinator Carol Witney said RMIT Vietnam’s work with the SMILE Group aims to promote social inclusion and access to education.

“We’re determined to demonstrate to these children that there are ways out and your background does not affect your future,” Ms Witney said.

The recent fun day for the SMILE Group at RMIT Vietnam Saigon South saw financial donations from staff in Student Services, the Centre of English Language as well as small gifts for the children from Wellbeing and Counseling Services.

The day included games and lunch for around 32 children and their wider families.