Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Global Volunteer Network's Fundraising Vietnam Cycling Challenge

Challenge yourself with GVN's newest fundraising tour. 

Cycle through the beautiful lush countryside of Vietnam and visit the children that this fundraising bike tour is assisting.

The Global Volunteer Network's Fundraising Vietnam Cycling Challenge offers participants the opportunity to help support children in Vietnam and to cycle through one of the most beautiful countries in the world.

This trip is a challenging 8 day cycling expedition through Vietnam.  Trekking from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An, GVN has teamed up with a highly experienced cycling company in Vietnam to develop this program. You and the team of cyclists will stop along the ride at 3 of the orphanages that the funds you raised will directly be supporting.

GVN Vietnam works with over 600 kids in orphanages and schools in 3 locations; Da Nang, Tam Ky and Tuy Hoa. These communities lack the necessary staff and supplies to afford the children an opportunity to escape the poverty cycle they have been born into. In the orphanages and support centres there are also many children who suffer from mental and physical disabilities. Proper treatment is oftentimes costly and rarely undertaken. These conditions have the worst effect on the most vulnerable members of society, and the ones who have the least resources to help themselves: children, especially orphaned children.

In the months preceding your trek, you will be asked to raise funds to support our partner organization. 75% of the money donated will go directly to our Vietnam Partner.

Our partner in Vietnam is a local non-government organization which manages programs in Da Nang, Tam Ky, and Tuy Hoa. Unlike a lot of other orphanages, the children in these homes are well cared for by the staff working there. Many children in the surrounding area live in unsafe conditions, sometimes without adequate food, education or even clean water.  GVN Vietnam works hard to provide qualified staff as well as ensure the children are adequately taken care of.  The funds you raise will support the running costs of these orphanages to ensure the children’s health, nutritional, and educational needs are met.

Check out all the details on this amazing trip go to