Who We Are
Together, We Can Make Life Better for Children
“ Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” Dalai Lama
We are a group of artists (painters, writers, musicians, sculptors, and so on), medical doctors, and other medical professionals, who work together to promote humanitarian causes. With the vision of Rosa Thay Nguyen, RTNCF was established in March 2017.
As professionals, we donate our time and skill to help children. We hope that other professionals will join us in our efforts to promote humanitarian causes for children so that they can have access to the medical care they need in order to have a healthy life.
RTNCF is a non-profit humanitarian organization, supported by public donations and sponsorships. Together with our strategic partners and your support, we will work hard to helping children with the medical care they need. Children can benefit from your kindness, and they need to be reminded that they are not forgotten and some people in the world do care about them. We will work together to transform their lives and give them a healthy childhood all children deserve.
What We Do
We Help to Make a Difference in the Lives of Underprivileged Children
RTNCF is a fully operated non-profit humanitarian organization, and its mission is to make a difference in the lives of underprivileged children by giving them with access to the highest quality of medical care, medical intervention, and service. RTNCF hopes to reduce the mortality rate of underprivileged children suffering from illnesses. With our programs, we want to transform their lives so that they can have a healthy life and joyful childhood.
Depending on the need of each area, RTNCF teams conduct medical missions both in the U.S. and abroad. The RTNCF teams work and collaborate with healthcare providers for each designated location to deliver care and medical supplies to children in need of medical assistance and intervention. For medical mission abroad, our teams and strategic partners travel to work alongside with our abroad medical partners and hospitals to deliver either basic medical care and/or surgeries to help children. The teams abroad will work with us to provide preparation and crucial follow-up care and other services to ensure a smooth and successful accomplishment of our goals.
“Use your voice for kindness, your ears for compassion, your hands for charity, your mind for truth, and your heart for love.” Anonymous
Helping Children is Our Life Commitment
“Children did not choose their situation. They are put into one. They need our help to give them a chance to live a healthy and productive life.” Rosa Thay
The Woman Behind the Vision
Rosa Thay Nguyen Children’s Foundation (RTNCF) was established after Rosa’s life was cut short. She envisioned a world, where underprivileged children would have access to basic medical care and nutrition. Rosa spent many years helping children in an informal way. In March 2017, family members, friends, and colleagues established a non-profit charitable foundation in her name to formally continue her vision and work.
Rosa was born in Nam Dinh, Vietnam, on January 29, 1952. Her mother previously gave birth to three older siblings, who died subsequent to birth because of the lack of medical care available to many families in rural Vietnam. She was put to work and married at the age of fifteen and subsequently had four children. While raising her family in rural Vietnam during the Vietnam War, she witnessed many children suffered from the war because they did not have accessed to medical care or medicines. Consequently, many mothers were helpless and lost their children. Rosa felt the deepest compassion for the mothers but she was helpless at the time.
In 1975, after the fall of Saigon during the Vietnam War, she came to the U.S. with her family. After several decades later, she returned to Vietnam and visited a number of orphanages. She witnessed children starving and lacking the necessary basic medical care to help them lived a healthy life. Some even died of preventable diseases.
After returning from her trip, she told her children that she dreamt of a world where children could have access to medical care and not suffered from their ailments. Subsequently, she gathered donations from families and friends to help some of these children. However, Rosa did not get very far with her ambitions. She passed away unexpectedly before her plans came to fruition.
Rosa’s vision inspires her families and colleagues to establish the RTNCF foundation because her message is clear and relevant. That is, children should have a chance for a healthy life and hope for a better future.