Our Giving Impact
Where We Give
Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world
- In some rural areas only 10 to 15 percent of the children progress beyond third grade, whereas almost 96 percent of pupils in Ho Chi Minh City complete fifth grade.
- Although attending school is free, families need to provide uniforms, required reading materials and transportation. For families living in rural areas on low incomes, these education expenses can be a substantial burden.
- Around 90 percent of Vietnam's poorest people live in remote parts of the countryside, making access to education very difficult. Children who can get to school are often forced to abandon their studies because their parents need them to work and add to the family income.
How We Give - OUr mission
OUR MISSION ACRONYM: HOPE
Cross Border Wear provides help to impoverished and disadvantaged children. 50% of our net profits go to providing education and resources to children in need, such as housing, tuition, and supplies. The other 50% of net profits go directly back into the company so that we can continually increase our giving.
We provide educational resources to children so they can have the opportunity to grow and thrive, as opposed to being forgotten and diminished. We only partner with facilities that pay reasonable wages in safe environments so that the manufacturing of our clothes can bring sustainable jobs to women and children who otherwise would have little to no hope of independently supporting themselves and/or their families.
Promising and Prospective Futures –
Through the sales of our clothing, we can provide education which improves the quality of life for those in need. This can promote confidence, resilience, and faith in a better tomorrow.
Cross Border’s primary goal is to provide resources for accessible and improved education and skill training. Education empowers, and we seek to empower those who are disadvantaged so that they can better establish their own independence and future success.
Thuan An Orphanage and School
Thuan An Orphanage and School
About Thuan An Orphange and School
In 1886, Thuan An Orphanage began as a mission church in Lai Thieu serving second class people from all over the Vietnam who moved there to live so they could easily commute to the city for work. The Catholic Pastor Azema founded the center after taking in and caring for children that were abandoned in front of the church.
The center now houses, educates and cares for deaf and disadvantaged children. They give a basic standard foundation of primary school and knowledge to communicate with society.
The center also gives the children the basic knowledge to sew, embroidery, and do carpentry which gives them the skills to become independent in life.
From 1999 till the present, the center has stayed at their full capacity of 400 children.
In order to be qualified to live at the center, you must have a disability, you must be an orphan, or your family must be in a very critical condition.