On January 25th, 2022, Dr. Philipp Rösler visited the orphanage in Soc Trang where he spent the first months of his life and met with beneficiary children supported by VCF’s Heartbeat Vietnam, Brighter Path, and Care to Rise programs in the province.
Dr. Rösler is a Vietnamese-German cardiothoracic surgeon and former politician who served as the Minister of Health, the Minister of Economics and Technology, the Vice-Chancellor of Germany from 2011 to 2013, and recently the Honorary Consul of Vietnam to Switzerland. Born in Soc Trang, Vietnam, Rösler was the first cabinet minister and vice-chancellor of Asian descent in Germany. He became the Chairman of the Advisory Board of VinaCapital Ventures in 2019 and an independent board member of Loc Troi Group in 2020.
At the orphanage, Dr. Philipp Rösler expressed his joy and sentimentality for the first time in almost 50 years that Dr. Rösler came back to his former orphanage and reunited with the Catholic nuns who took care of him. Thereby, Dr. Philipp Rösler sincerely thanked the leaders of Soc Trang province for facilitating him to visit the place where he was born. Dr. Rösler also wished to stick with and contribute more to Soc Trang province in general, and Soc Trang Providence Convent in particular.
On this occasion, each of Dr. Philipp and VCF donated 1,000 USD, 32 gift packages to the orphanage, and 10 gift packages to VCF’s programs’ beneficiaries, supporting the orphans, the caregivers, and the disadvantaged children to have a better and more fulfilled Tet holiday.
Since its inception, in Soc Trang province, VCF has provided 152 surgeries for children with congenital heart defects, screened 393 children as well as supported 4 ethnic minority girls with full high school and university scholarships, one of whom is now a medical doctor in Ho Chi Minh city.
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