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Guidelines and Regulations

.The Nguyen Nga Center complies with the following fundamental and mandatory principles.
 
Foundation Principles and Regulations:
Basic Principles:
• The NNC was established with the main purpose of providing assistance to the best of ability in these areas: Education, Job Training, Career Guidance, Socialization, capital-support for business start-up`s and provide special assistance in complex situations, always with the goal, to help people with disabilities to live “a happy and useful life”.
• Another important point for the founder Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nga is to have all projects associated to her wish and personal commitment to humanitarian work for Special Needs People with absolutely no concern of ethnic, political, religious or social affiliation.
 
Requirement:
• Absolute transparency for all financial project disbursements demonstrated in the financial statements that can be viewed by the government, public and most important our donors to insure that funding is allocated as stipulated.
• Management expenses shall not rise above 10% of the earned or donated money.
• The NNC will not accept any contribution regardless of form or source if that means to transgress against the Fundamental Principles of Nguyen Nga Center.
 
Social Humanitarian Service:
• NNC’s primary focus is service to people with Special Needs. We continue to initiate work in this field.
• We try to instill confidence and understanding in the individual, families and the community to achieve total integration. Always tell yourself, you are of value to society
 

Organization and Personnel Chart

The Peoples Committee of Quy Nhon – Binh Dinh, licenses the Nguyen Nga Center as a privately operated, non-profit organization that performs humanitarian and social work utilizing volunteers. In 2005 the NNC came under the sponsorship of the Association of Disabled People and Orphans of Binh Dinh Province and is now known as “Sub Group Nguyen Nga”. This was necessary because in Viet Nam there is a requirement to organize all local groups and private organizations for social activities with a government agency. However the Nguyen Nga Center retains self-governance of its operational activities, staff recruitment, organization and fiscal support.

Before 2008, when the NNC was still administering the Education Department, the staff of teachers, volunteers and management numbered 35 people. Since 2008, after the transfer of the Education Department to the Government Department of Education and Culture of Binh Dinh (Hope School), the NNC continues with Post-Education and Training (Phase 2) with the following Staff:
• 11 staff members; teachers, volunteers and management
• Providing assistance to 160 people with Special Needs, who are divided into several Groups: o Work Group at the Center - 40 individuals o Family Group, 38 members with 42 children o Students with disabilities, 29 individuals o Independent Group with 12 individuals running their own business enterprises o Group of individuals with disabilities who are training and working in the community, 40 individuals

• The Management, staff and members of the individual groups have meetings at least every 6 months for development of future activities and to compile a bi-annual report of Center activities.
• The Manager and Management Staff of the NNC have bi-annual meetings to evaluate the performance of the current year’s activities and develop plans for the next year.
• Management and permanent employees of the center meet daily, weekly and monthly to assess and refine operations as indicated.
• To enhance the professional skills of staff members and teachers there are 2 to 3 training courses provided during the year and at least 2 to 4 unscheduled inspections that encourage the sense of responsibility.

 

Financial Summary

Revenue Sources:
• The Nguyen Nga Center strives to develop and maintain support activities for People with Special Needs with documented hardships. To cover the expenses of all running operations we need the assistance of concerned organizations from Viet Nam and abroad, individual supporters along with contributions from involved families and the founder herself. Another important source of income is the centers effort to boost the sale of products made by the people with disabilities at the Center.

• When the fundraising activities and financial support from other organizations becomes irregular, some operations at the center are curtailed until enough funds are available.

• After the transfer of Phase 1 (Children’s Education) in July 2008 to the government, NNC had to move to another location and started to develop Phase 2 (Post-Education and Training).

Phase 2 was divided into two Divisions:
-Social Work directly at the Center and Social Outreach in the Community, each maintain independent financing.
* Program Expenditures At the Center:
- Support to learn a profession and find employment for mostly deaf students over the age of 16
- Help them to stabilize their lives before they start to practice independently in the community
- Some blind students may need special assistance before they find employment
- Expenditures for office-utilities, telephone, rent, maintenance, transportation costs and the cost of purchasing raw materials for production
- Expenditures for the boarding of students, literacy, health insurance, first aid and every 6 months.
- Investment in equipment, machinery and tools used for handicraft production.

The sale of products made at the Center covers much of the expenses, but it is not enough. NNC compensates with a portion of support, for example, some of the rent.

• Program Expenditures for Community Outreach:
- Support for apprentice training in the community (professions we can not offer at the NNC)
- Support for start-up capital for student business
- Support for mobility, transport vehicles: bicycles, wheelchairs etc.
- Support for tuition of High school, University, College, Secondary, Primary, Kindergarten
- Support for Students residing at the center (rice, gas, maintenance)
- Support of literacy (support for teacher salaries, books and pens for students)
- Support for health care and public health: medical emergencies, family-visits to the hospital after a surgery or accident, first aid medication every 6 months for the center, and health insurance.
- Support investment for machinery, tools and equipment as needed
- Support for the Community Outreach Program expenses
- Support for special occasions like wedding, funeral, birthday

- Planning and support of several annual events that encourage participation and integration into the Community:
     * TET (Lunar New Year)
     * Vietnam Disability Day, 18 of Apirl
     * Vietnam Family Day
     * Mid-Autumn Festival Day
     * International Disability Day
     * Occasional events for exchange with other NGO’s and Sponsors

The Birth

Coming from a family in the rural town of Dap Da, 30 km from Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh Province, Ms. Nguyen Thi Thanh Nga assumed the care of her sister for 3 years after a motocycle accident that severely injured her leg.
 
During those year’s she had the opportunity to meet many children different disabilities. She gained understanding about the difficulties her sister and other people in similar circumstances had to face and what challenges a life with such uncertainties and worries placed before them.

However, these people have the will to learn and succeed in life with family and society. They don`t want to become a burden to relatives and friends, when they need assistance and share their concerns.

From that point of view and given the simple fact that professional help was not available, Ms. Nga was inspired and started to develop the will and desire to help, not just her sister but other people and families with disabled members facing the same plight and discouragement.

Thus she became the founder of the privately operated and funded facility the Nguyen Nga Center – NNC in July, 1993.
Let`s review the development the Nguyen Nga Center from it’s creation in 1993 until today.

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