DIVA volunteering activity in Vietnam 2017-12-14
On June 6-10, 2017, the volunteers from DIVA(Daejin International Volunteers Association) and Daejin Medical Foundation Bundang Jesaeng hospital visited North Thai Nguyen, Vietnam and provided medical service and cultural performance for the people in need.
On the first day, 30 people from DIVA delivered medical equipments, medicine and medical supplies to the community health center in Thai Nguyen, Phú Lương District, Tức Tranh. The district mayer welcomed their visit in his congratulatory address and said “I hope people of Daesoon Jinrihoe come and visit us every year.”
Vietnam is going through a fast industralization process and is rapidly developing day by day. Yet, there are almost no welfare system in rural villages. Medical welfare, in particluar, is one of the most urgent issue in Vietnam. For this reason, DIVA decided to provide first aid training, which could be very useful for the residents who can hardly have medical services in the village, and help them to be able to provide measures for themselves.
After the education, they went to the School for Disabled Children and offered entertaining programs for the children, which included singing songs that are made up of sign languages and light dancing, watching a comic dance performance “Siboya” with Korean music, learning nail art, making balloons, and taking polaroid pictures.
The children gave the biggest hands and laughter to the volunteers who wore funny costume and performed comic dance. One of the parents named Ngọc Tying(32 years old, female) said “Among many volunteering teams who had visited us, no team before DIVA has offered such wonderful performance and events and made our children happy this much.” and added “Today is a really hot day even for us. I was so moved to see them treating children with smile all day even when they were all wet in the heat.”
In addition, volunteers from Bundang Jesaeng hospital performed medical treatment service at Thai Nguyen, Phú Lương District, Tức Tranh community health center. This is their second medical service in Vietnam after 2016 at Bát Đạt Lĩnh. The service was supported by the Foreign Office of Thai Nguyen, Vietnam and the government of Gyeonggi-do, Korea, and it received enthusiastic response from the residents. The whole volunteering program of cultural performance and medical service by DIVA drew very much attention from the local society and Vietnam as it was broadcasted in detail by Thai Nguyen TV.
社团法人大真国际志愿服务团（DIVA,宣监尹银镐）与大巡真理会医疗法人盆唐济生医院（医院长Chae Byung-Kook）共同在6月6日至10日期间在越南北部太原省（Thai Nguyen）面向低收入阶层进行了文化表演和医疗服务活动。
大真国际志愿服务团一共三十个人作为访越的第一个行程，于6月7日上午10点给太原省的ThaiNguyen, Phú LươngDistrict, Tức Tranh保健站送了医疗器械与药品。在席的太原省长欢迎我团并致辞说：“韩国的大真国际志愿服务团给我们村送来了很多有用的医疗品。谢谢你们的关爱，我希望你们每年都来访问我们。”
期间，盆唐济生医院在太原省的Thai Nguyen, Phú Lương District, Tức Tranh保健站进行了医疗服务。此次活动是继2016年北江省医疗服务之后的第二次访越。由太原省外交部卫生局支援和韩国京畿道赞助下进行。当地居民对服务活动反应热烈，并希望明年再来进行同样的医疗服务。当地电视台对我团的文化表演和盆唐济生医院的医疗活动进行了报导。因此我们的活动受到了河内北部社区和媒体的关注。