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PHS attends a Capacity Building Workshop organized by (VA-NGO)

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01 Dec 09


On October 17, 2009 Project Healthy Smile’s (PHS) co-founder and executive director, Michelle Patterson, attended a Capacity Building Workshop organized by the Vietnamese American Nongovernmental Organization (VA-NGO) Network in Santa Ana, California. One of the topics discussed at the workshop was the issue of human/children trafficking and the work of many VA-NGO Network members related to preventing and supporting victims of trafficking of children in Viet Nam. Other topics went over NGO building and networking. Project Healthy Smile was introduced to the network and received helpful advice and support to continue humanitarian work in Vietnam. PHS would like to thank Son Michael Pham (founder of Kids Without Borders) for the workshop invitation and Cathy Lam (founder of Our1World) for sponsoring PHS during the workshop.

Representatives from 18 organizations at the Capacity Building Workshop

VA-NGO - Capacity Building Workshop

Cultural event and mixer at the residence of Dr. Chan and Dr. Quynh Kieu. 65 people attended including California Senator Lou Correa who came to express his support for efforts to reduce human trafficking and humanitarian work in Vietnam.

VA-NGO - Capacity Building Workshop

From left to right: Michelle Patterson (Co-founder of PHS), Son Michael Pham (Founder of Kids without Borders), Penny LeGate (Kiro CBS Television, Seattle)

VA-NGO - Capacity Building Workshop

From left to right: Penny LeGate (Kiro CBS Television, Seattle), Dr. Quynh Kieu, Michelle Patterson (Co-founder of PHS)

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