Increase survival ability, reduce loss, hurt and pain due to accidents, fire and health issues for Vietnamese people!
In 2013, paramedic Tony Coffey from Sydney, Australia travelled to Vietnam for the first time. During this trip, he was invited to teach a first aid class organized by a group of Australian oveasea students and Ms. Trang Jena Nguyen was one of the participants. He acknowledged that there is a large number of traffic accidents in Vietnam but most of the victims did not receive appropriate first aid and therefore, the morality rate is very high. He felt especially regretful when reading a news reporting a case of a child who died of food choke at a kindergarten in Central Vietnam because she did not receive approriate and in time first aid. The news made him cry because it reminded him of an accident happening to his daugter, Ms. Shaana Coffey, who made him decide to be a paramedic instead of a businessman. Later on, Ms. Shaana also became a paramedic in Sydney. At the present, Mr. Tony and Ms. Shaana are the only father-daughter paramedic couple in Australia.
After attending the first aid course, Ms. Trang Jena Nguyen quickly realized that first aid skills are vital to saving people's lives but they are not popular in Vietnam. Right after the training, Ms. Trang Jena met paramedic Tony Coffey to let him know the situation in Vietnam. As a social activist, she insisted on inviting Mr. Tony Coffey on having another trip to Vietnam to share these knowledge to the community.
Wit, Survival Skills Vietnam (SSVN) non-profit project was launched by Ms. Trang Jena Nguyen và Mr. Tony Coffey in 2014 with initial activities in Da Nang. In 2016, SSVN moved to Ho Chi Minh City and worked under the patronage of Center for Community Health Research and Support (CCHS) - a Vietnamese NGO focusing on primary medical care and community development.
Currently, Survival Skills Vietnam has establish a social enterprise namely Survival Skills SSVN Co. Ltd. so that we can bring the first aid courses that meet international standards together with other survival skills training courses to the community and corporates in Vietnam to preserve human life - the most valuable resource.
After 03 years since our establishment, SSVN has trained thousands of Vietnamese people in our social activities at schools, orphanges as well as in our public courses for students, aldults and corporates.
SSVN commits to continue our activities for the community together with other paid training courses. By spreading the knowledge about survival skills, we hope to reduce the morality rate, the loss and burden cho families and society as well as build a safer and better community.