Following an event in June in Ho ChiMinh City, the AVAKids Smile Fund collaborated with Operation Smile Vietnam andtravelled to examine 130 children with lip and cleft palates from Son La andnearby regions. 80 children who met the health criteria were given medicalrecords, screened and tested to enter the surgery period from September 23 toSeptember 27 at Son La General Hospital.
Accompanying the AVAKids Smile Fund onthis occasion, hundreds of medical volunteers from Vietnam - Cuba FriendshipHospital and E Hospital in Hanoi. Mr Doan Van Hieu Em - CEO of The Gioi Di DongJoint Stock Company (owner of the AVAKids brand), and a representative groupfrom Ho Chi Minh City also come to Son La to visit children and their families.
After 2 hours, the first babies out ofanesthesia were brought out of the operating room with their lips graduallyhealed, bandages protecting the stitches.
The Gioi Di Dong, in general, andAVAKids, in particular, have implemented many volunteer activities. The Companyis committed to sustainable business that has been inseparable from socialresponsibility for many years. In 2022, the AVAKids Smile Fund was born as ameaningful opportunity, extending the journey from the heart, finding a brightsmile for many children and a satisfied smile for disadvantaged families.
Accompanied by AVAKids, the representative of Operation Smile Vietnamsaid that these 550 surgeries are of great significance when accounting for aquarter of the surgeries the organization calls for to be performed each year.Every year, about 3,000 babies in Vietnam are born with cleft lip and palate,needing social resources to change their lives.