Childvision was created by FTIA to reach out beyond the FTIA Family to help older children/adolescents living in orphanages who will not be adopted to receive some quality education and/or vocational training so they will have a chance to survive and maybe even succeed when they are forced to live on their own.
Each year we have an annual World of Hope Gala in October to raise funds for a specific project we have identified, investigated, and determined to be a project that will serve the mission of Childvision. We do not just hand over money, we review contracts, consult independent sources to review the contracts, and monitor the progress of each project to confirm that every dollar spent is accounted for.
Through Childvision (www.childvision.org), we have raised money to build a dormitory at the Kids First Vietnam Rehabilitation Village. Kids First Rehabilitation Village so far has only served children in the city of Dong Ha, in Quang Tri province, an area in Central Vietnam devastated by the war. The addition of the dormitory will allow us to bring in children from orphanages and other children living outside of Dong Ha in desperate economic circumstances to receive vocational training, general education and life skills training to prepare them for life after they leave the orphanage. While the initial phase of the dormitory construction will be paid for by the money raised at the 2007 Childvision World of Hope Gala, the cost for the transporting children to Kids First Rehabilitation Village, boarding and food costs, vocational training, schooling and life skills training will cost approximately $50.00/child/session.