Maison Chance is a non-governmental organization (NGO), free from any political or religious ideology and has been recognized 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 organization “The Charity helping sick and destitute from Ho Chi Minh City”. Being associated to a local partner is required by the Vietnamese authorities. However, even if this requirement is applied to all NGOs, Maison Chance has always maintained its freedom of action, including long-term and short-term planning, hiring and internal organization.
More than 100 people, both Vietnamese and from abroad, are employed, and a dozen volunteers constantly give their support to Maison Chance. Among the beneficiaries, around 40 people live at the Shelter, 86 are accommodated at Village Chance and 240 disadvantaged children, those living at Village Chance (about 30 families) and 180 disadvantaged children, those living at Village Chance and in the vicinity, are provided with free schooling and nursery. The fourth center in the province Đắk Nông hosts about 161 beneficiaries, and operating at its full capacity, will host 250 beneficiaries.
Board of Directors
The operational management of Maison Chance has been led by its founder, Tim Aline Rebeaud, who is also Vice president of the Board of Directors. The president is M. Pham Hong Ky, representative of the local partner “The Charity helping sick and destitute from Ho Chi Minh City”. All other members of the Board of Directors are permanent employees of Maison Chance.
The Board of Director members meet on weekly basis to plan daily activities of the Shelter, Take Wing Center and Village Chance, and also for administrative and medical follow-ups regarding beneficiaries. To draw up an assessment of the period gone by and to set the objectives for the year to come, an annual meeting is held in coordination with the International Maison Chance foundation.
At the end of 2019, Maison Chance employs 60 people in Ho Chi Minh City (project office, board of directors, administration and finances, social department, education, training and production, medical department, food service department, stewardship, security) and 43 people in Đắk Nông. Also, foreign and national volunteers help us by offering short- and long- term aid.
Vietnamese and foreign volunteers offer support in the areas of Health, Education and Communication.