DiemNu Hoang Diem Vo

In Country Manager

Diem graduated from Da Nang University of Foreign Languages in 2004, since then she has worked for Government for 8 years and won Australian Awards Scholarship in 2011. Diem then spent 2 years in Australia studying a Master of International Business. With broad knowledge base and expertise in fields such as Linguistics, International Business, Human Resource Management, and General Management fostered by academic learning and professional experience, she is motivated to work in an international business environment where she is able to contribute her knowledge, qualifications and experience. By chance learnt about Lifestart Foundation in 2014 and was inspired by our goals and missions and decided to work for a not-for profit so she can contribute back to her community.


DungTran Thi Dung

Workshop Manager

Dung was born on a small island, about 15 kms from Hoi An and has two younger brothers. She began working for the Lifestart Foundation in 2008. She provides invaluable customer service at Lifestart Foundation Workshop through guided tours and supervision of product-making. Dung enjoys traveling, watching television and working in an English-speaking environment. She shares the Lifestart Foundation passion for helping others, particularly those with disabilities.

NhungNguyen Thi Cam Nhung

Education Scholarship & Housing Project Manager

Nhung graduated from Ho Chi Minh University of Social Sciences and Humanities in 2013. Nhung loves to take part in volunteer activities to help those in need and while at University she participated in many volunteer campaigns held by the Student Union. Nhung began working for Lifestart Foundation in 2014 after returning to her hometown Quang Nam. She would like to work in a dynamic and challenging environment where she is able to continue her dream of helping people. Nhung is also interested in travelling and enjoys the beauty of nature and discovering new things about cultures around the world.

Le Vu Ngoc Anh

Education Scholarship and Social Media Officer

Anh was awarded her Bachelor Degree (Honors) in International Business Management by Staffordshire University, UK (campus: British University Vietnam, Hanoi) in 2015. In addition she was also awarded HRH Prince Andrew, Duke of York Scholarship (full scholarship to cover 100% tuition fee for the whole duration of university study)  in 2011. Since graduation she has had more than 1 year of working as an Accountant at Laguna Lang Co Integrated Resort. She is passionate about children, childrens education, gender equality and discrimination. Her hobbies are Watercolor painting and Embroidery. Her favorite quote is “When you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it”- Paulo Coelho


Vo Thi Ming Giang

Education Scholarship Officer

Giang comes from Kon Tum. She studied at Ho Chi Minh City University of Foreign Languages – Information Technology and graduated in 2013 with a bachelor degree majoring in International Relations. While at university, she became interested in charity activities. After graduating, she worked in the education field and  recognized that education plays an important role in changing someones life. Her hobbies are motorbike travel, reading (especially detective books) and going to the beach.


Tran Thi Kim Thuy

Customer Service Officer

Thuy graduated from Danang College of Economics and Planning in 2009 with a major in Business English. Thuy began working for Lifestart Foundation in 2017 and has various qualifications Tourism Promotion and Office Administration Management. Business focus is a passion. Thuy has a strong customer focus and has previously worked as a tourism guide. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her young family, reading, karaoke and photography.

PhilipPhilip Irving

Donor Records Management Volunteer

Philip was born and raised in Australia. After a long career in the IT and Communications industry he is currently semi-retired and living in Melbourne Australia. Having visited Vietnam on numerous occasions with his Vietnamese heritage partner, he happened upon the Lifestart Foundation through a Google search and was impressed with the work and ethics of the organisation. He and his partner have been sponsoring a number of students through the foundation since 2009. Subsequently Philip volunteered to work with the foundation transferring previous paper based records for donor & contact information to databases, along with other ongoing administrative duties.