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Book Giving Event In Hanoi, Vietnam

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Following the first book shipment that landed Hai Phong port back in January 2008, on March 08 2008, VCDS...

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First Shipment From US to Vietnam

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On November 1, 2007, members of the Vietnam Culture Development Society got together and prepared for the first shipment...

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2000 Books From Dr. Rabb, Princeton University

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2,000 books and journals were a huge number for us, a newly founded organization. But yes it was true,...

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Book Donated From Random House Inc.

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On April, 18, 2007, through the generous assistance of Cynthia Gordon of the Random House Inc., the world's largest...

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VCDS on a Vietnamese National Television Talk Show PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phuong Tran   
Thursday, 06 November 2008 04:39

Duong Trinh on a talk show broadcasted in September 2008 on VTV3 - the Vietnamese's major television channel.

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 November 2008 14:26
VCDS - The Organization PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phuong Tran   
Monday, 25 February 2008 22:30

Who we are ? Our mission and vision The foundation of the Vietnam Culture Development Society

Who we are

The Vietnam Culture Development Society is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization founded by a group of Vietnamese students in the United States. We are incorporated in the state of Delaware in November, 2006 and are headquartered in Jamaica, NY. Our primary goal is to promote English literacy in Vietnam.

Our mission and vision

Acknowledging the need of foreign textbooks as well as books in general from readers in Vietnam, especially Vietnamese college students, we set our primary goal to collecting books, journals and school supplies and donating them back to our country. Our desire is to bring the new generation in Vietnam the opportunity to reach out to the world and take a look at what their peers in other countries are doing and achieving. We share the belief in our youth's talents and potentials, which gave us the courage and inspiration to contribute our small parts to help bridge the gap of education facilities that has been constraining our ability to compete with other countries in this era of globalization.

The foundation of VCDS

The VCDS was founded under the initiative and assistance of the Myanmar Youth Association. Since then, we have been receiving invalueable helps from various institutions and individuals who put in their efforts unconditionally.
Dr. Hung P. Le - our chairman, Professor Win Win Kyi, Mr Kyaw Myaing were the ones who gave us the invaluable supports and encouragements before the very beginning days of our organization. In terms of legal procedures, we are indebted to the generous assistance from Ms Frances Adkins and Ms Yen Chu, who offered to give legal advices and execute necessary legal processes in the application for the incorporation of VCDS.
Also, it is impossible for us to carry out our mission without the help of all the volunteers. Their helps, whether in forms of financial, physical or spritual support, are what keeps VCDS in operation.
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to all of you, and we hope to continue receive your supports and commitments.


Last Updated on Sunday, 19 October 2008 14:25
Help Us With Your Donations PDF Print E-mail
Written by Phuong Tran   
Monday, 25 February 2008 22:32

Books, Journals and materials that are of high demand from universities and libraries in Vietnam include:

  • Textbooks and journals in all subject areas and in all educational levels: Architecture, Business and Banking, Communication, Economic, Education, Law, Medicine, Science, Social Policy, Psychology etc.
  • Literature for ESL students
  • General books in all areas of life improvement, how-to books
  • Trade and reference books: dictionaries, atlases, maps, national geographic books, charts, etc.
  • Children's books: books for kindergarten with pictures, non-fiction, comics, etc.
  • CD-ROMs and other reference materials
  • School supplies: notebooks, pencils, bags, playing tools, teaching materials etc.

Because of our budget restraints, we could only arrange pick-up for books and other materials in the area within 50 miles of our headquarter (Queens, NY). Otherwise, we would highly appreciate if donated books could be shipped to us at 80-54 Chevy Chase St., Jamaica Estates, NY, 11432.

Donated books are best to be no later than 7 years after the date of publication. However, older books are also welcome as long as they are in "like new" condition.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2008 05:48