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Funded by Rotary Balwyn and Rotary North Balwyn the Leaves Project nursery has been constructed.  This is creating a new industry in the norththat promises to break the poverty cycle for participating farming groups.


OKF has now commenced partnerships with the Leadership Teams of four communities in Phu Tho Province . 

Balwyn and Brighton Rotary clubs have enablred support to  two new poor communities  in Phu Tho Province. Together with Bacchus Marsh Rotary and North Balwyn Rotary we will be making education, health and well-being improvements to four communities consisting of nearly 15,000 people.

In July 2019 Bruce Crossley and Dr. Maurice Lichter visited Chue Luu community with Rotary World Community Service Project Manager Rowan McClean. Extensive consultations were held to identify needs and opportunities and Rotary Brighton donated much-needed medical equipment to the health clinic.


Overseas Kids Foundation (OKF) was registered as a Charitable Trust in Melbourne Australia in 2008 and as a Non-Government Organisation is Vietnam in 2010.  

In the Minh Hac community we have funded education for more than 100 children, built a Community Centre, provided drinking water throughout the community, provided a toilet and other equipment including an ultra-sound machine and refrigerator in the clinic and provided heating and cooling equipment, furniture, books and recreational items in the kindergarten and schools. 

AUD 20,000 funding for a new agricultural program was contributed in 2018 by Rotary North Balwyn, Balwyn High School students and Rotary District 9800.

Special recognition has been provided by the International Committee of the Red Cross for OKF achievements in this community.

In Yen Luat valuable assistance has also been provided to students, schools and the health clinics.

The new activity shown in the main picture above is helping groups of farmers, involving almost families, commence growing a new crop for which there is a promising level of demand.

We have excellent in-country partners who work with us to deliver benefits to these very poor communities.

Thanks to North Balwyn Rotary and the Rotary Foundation 300 children in the kindergarten and schools, patients in the health clinic, meeting attendees  at the People's Committee premises  and visitors to the Community Centre  now have access to free clean drinking water,

This map shows the communities of Minh Hac, Bang Gia, Chue Luu and  Yen Luat, some 130 kms northwest of Hanoi.  The red line is the railway to the Sapa area close to the Chinese border, and the red river (marked in blue on the map) also flows through the area.

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