Maison Chance is a non-governmental organization, (N.G.O), free from any political or religious ideology and has been recognised by Vietnamese authorities since 1998. The operating license of Maison Chance is updated every year. Since the end of 2007, Maison chance has partnered with the Vietnamese organisation, “The Charity helping sick and destitute from Ho Chi Minh City”. Being associated to a local partner is required by Vietnamese authorities. However, even if this requirement is applied to all N.G.O, Maison Chance has always maintained its freedom of action, including long-term and short-term planning, hiring and internal organization.

More than 70 people, both Vietnamese and from abroad, are employed, and a dozen volunteers consistently give their support to Maison Chance.

About the beneficiaries: around 50 people are living at the shelter, 100 are accommodated at the Village Chance and 180 children of the neighborhoods are provided with free schooling.

Management

The operational management of Maison Chance has been led, by its founder, Tim Aline Rebeaud, who is also Vice president of the Management Committee. The actual president is M. Pham Hong Ky, representative of the local partner, “The Charity helping sick and destitute from Ho Chi Minh City”. All others members of the Management Committee are permanent employees of Maison Chance in charge of administration and aid programs.

Management Committee members meet on weekly basis to plan daily activities of the Shelter, Taking Wings center and Village Chance, also for administrative and medical follow-up regarding beneficiaries.

Also, to draw up an assessment of the period gone by and to set the objectives for the year to come, in coordination with The International Maison Chance foundation, an annual meeting is held.

Staff

At the benning of 2015, Maison Chance employs 07 people in the project office and 66 people for the management and function of the programs. Also, 6 volunteers from abroad are supporting us. In total, there are 72 people working for Maison Chance.

Department Number of Employees Number of Volunteers Total
Project Office 07 02 09
Management Committee 03 03
Administration & Finance 4* 04
Social Department 04 04
Education 15 02 17
Training & Production 04 04
Health Department 09 02 11
Catering Department 05 05
Goods and services:- Property management- Security guards- Cleaners 15 15

* Three members of the Administration an Finance department: an accountant, a treasurer and a secretary are also members of the Management Committee.

Volunteers

Also, volunteers from abroad offer support, primarily in the areas of Health and Education.