In this episode of Entrepreneurs For Good, I speak with the amazing Duong Hanh, Founder of the Saigon based Center for Research and Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, about her work educating hearing impaired children in Vietnam.
Duong’s story is an amazing one, and in sharing it with me, she showed amazing bravery. Not only because she and I were speaking in English, her second language, but also as her own hearing impairment meant that she was having to read my lips, and then respond IN ENGLISH with a voice she has not heard for many years.
Something she was concerned with while scheduling our interview, but served as no barrier to her ability to telling me about her inspirational work.
About the Entrepreneurs For Good Series:
Through this series, we speak with Asia based entrepreneurs whose mission it is to bring solutions to the environmental, social, and economic challenges that are faced within the region to learn more about their vision, the opportunities they see, and challenges that they have had to overcome.
It is a series that we hope will not only engage and inspire you, but catalyze you and your organizations into action. To identify a challenge that is tangible, and build a business model (profit or non) that brings a solution to the market
About Duong & CED:
Established in 2010 by its founder and director, Ms Duong Phuong Hanh, CED is the only hearing-impaired organisation that looks beyond ‘deaf education’ and instead undertakes a holistic approach to hearing issues of the poor in Viet Nam. This includes fostering life skills for the hearing-impaired and generating employment opportunities, as well as actively participating in national policy lobbying, research and publications. CED also supervises social-work students who support people with hearing impediments and provides healthcare services, such as conducting hearing checks and supplying hearing aids to poor children.
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Driven by the belief that change begins with a single step, Richard Brubaker has spent the last 15 years in Asia working to engage, inspire, and equip those around him to take their first step.
Acting as a catalyst to driving sustainability, Brubaker works with government, corporate, academic and non-profit stakeholders to bring together knowledge, teams, and tools that develop and execute their business case for sustainability.
LinkedIn Page: https://www.linkedin.com/in/richbrubaker