Late last year I made the decision to leave Aotearoa/New Zealand’s beautiful shores and travel the world as a volunteer. An ambitious project to be sure, but one that has initially lead me to Vietnam. I am a volunteer at the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation (CNCF) in Ho Chi Minh City, commonly called Saigon. My role is to work alongside the medical and support staff in the Intensive Monitoring Unit (IMU), and there are two rooms – infants, with our youngest aged 2 months up to 20-24 months, when they move to the young children’s room.
The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation is involved in many, many areas of development to enhance the lives of children in Vietnam and Mongolia, and the IMU is just one small part of this vast operation.