In the 1980s, BPSOS operated voluntary missions to rescue over 25,000 Vietnamese boat people, rescuing them from the high seas and defending their refugee rights in first-asylum countries. BPSOS is committed to protecting the liberty and dignity of victims of persectution or exploitation.
Over the past thirty years, BPSOS has rescued over 35,000 Vietnamese on the high seas or trafficked to some 20 countries, and impacted one in every ten Vietnamese Americans in Vietnam, America, or on the high seas. BPSOS is committed to Improving the quality of life for all Vietnamese Americans.
BPSOS provides academic support and educational resources to thousands of disadvantaged youth. We have increased access to health services and preventative health education for refugees and immigrants, as well as assisted and supported victims of domestic violence.
VIETNAM ADVOCACY DAY
Vietnam Advocacy Day is our collective effort to support the brave human rights defenders in Vietnam and also to support the calls by the persecuted churches in Vietnam for pro-democratic changes.
With many accomplishments under our belt, we are moving forward in our fourth decade of operation with a focus on developing sustainable civic institutions and the next corps of ethical, compassionate, and effective leaders of our country and community.
HELP VIETNAMESE REFUGEE CHILDREN IN BANGKOK
People Serving People Foundation (PSPF), BPSOS’s chief implementing partner on the ground in Bangkok, has already been awarded a $5,000 grant to help refugee children and provide legal-aid to their parents. However, this grant is conditional and requires that it is matched with double that amount raised elsewhere. That means that in order to access this $5,000, BPSOS is helping PSPF to raise an additional $10,000. In other words, if we raise $10,000, we have really raised $15,000.