MAD Indochina Inc is an Australian based charitable NGO, not affiliated with any religious, political or pressure group.
MAD works with disadvantaged children and young people in Cambodia and Vietnam. Through our programs we provide education and training in English, hospitality and computing. Visit the About Us page to read about Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC), Laugh Cafe and our work with HIV positive women and their children.
A partial answer might be Albert Einstein's comment: "We are not put on earth for ourselves, but are placed here for each other." We believe that it is our duty, and the duty of all, to to promote the development of people and communities amongst the poorer nations.
The war in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos means that the populations of those countries are young and poor. Sixty percent of Vietnamese and Cambodian people are under the age of 25. All three countries are predominantly rural with 75% of people living outside cities, and half of these living below the world poverty line. So there are an enormous number of youth living in poverty with little hope of finishing school, let alone finding a career, and becoming productive members of their society. Our limited resources go a long way in these countries and our few dollars makes a big difference to a lot of people.
One can make a difference
WHY DON’T WE WORK IN AUSTRALIA?
Peter does similar work in Australia, just not with children. He works with Exodus Foundation teaching computer literacy and with the Smith Family’s AMES program, teaching English to migrants in their homes.
Our web site is small - we do not have enough space. To get an Application for Membership download it from: http://docs.google.com/Doc?id=dhh45sqj_1f8z5s8f8