Dear ACWP Family,
It is with great sadness that ACWP mourns the loss of Bác Nguyễn Đình Hữu, Founder of Aid to Children Without Parents, who passed away on May 5th, 2022. Even though his passing took him from our ACWP Family, his caring heart left a beacon of light to many of us, volunteers, he has mentored, and many many more children whom he has cherished and cared for.
Bác Hữu was the Founder, Executive Director, and Chairperson who tirelessly lead his ACWP family to fight on behalf of those without a voice - unaccompanied children at refugee camps in the late 80s and early 90s. His heart led us to follow the children back to Vietnam, where we found many many more children without parents and other disadvantaged children. From then on, it has been a lifelong journey for Bác and all in our ACWP Family.
In June 2014, Aid to Children Without Parents, Inc. (ACWP) celebrated its 20th Anniversary and reached a milestone of helping 30,000 disadvantaged children. ACWP members (volunteers & benefactors) have launched the Nguyễn Đình Hữu’s Scholarship Fund and built a primary school in Bác Hữu's childhood village in Bác Hữu’s honor.
The school and scholarship fund served not only in tribute of Bác Hữu’s lifelong dedication to the service of children, they also presented to these children his aspirations and beliefs, that someday soon, they will grow up and continue his mission – in service of future generations to come, one child at a time..