Nguyen Thi Cam Nhung

Education Scholarship and 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.

Phan Thi Minh Phuong

Education Scholarship and Administration Officer

Phuong graduated from Hue University of Foreign Languages in 2008. After graduating, she worked in the tourism sector briefly and then taught English skills for Plan project in Vietnam. After the Plan project ended, She worked at a University in Hoi An for 4 years. Her next experience in the NGO sector was with REACH for a further four years and in 2019 she started working for Lifestart Foundation.
Phuong has a deep passion for the education sector and wants to work in a charitable organization. She wants to contribute her ability to the development of Lifestart Foundation and to be involved in helping disadvantaged students. Her hobbies are travelling, singing, reading books and playing badminton.

le tran thao uyen

Education Scholarship and Administration Officer

Uyen graduated from Danang University of Foreign Language Studies in 2017. She is a dedicated person who values “paying it forward”. During her four years at University, she participated in many volunteer programs, where she developed a strong commitment to “giving back” to the community. Uyen is a “familiar” face at Lifestart Foundation. When she was still at University she volunteered at Lifestart Foundation, working as a part-time English tutor, and a shop assistant at the Lifestart Foundation Workshop.
In 2020, Uyen commenced work with Lifestart Foundation, in hope of helping disadvantaged students and their families to overcome the challenges in their life and to eventually break the poverty cycle. Uyen enjoys reading books, travelling, cycling and taking photos.

cao thi thanh phuong

Education Scholarship and Administration Officer

Phuong graduated from Danang University of Foreign Language Studies in 2019. During her four years at University, she was very interested in voluntary activities held by her school. After graduation, Phuong worked in the hospitality sector and taught English at a small center in her hometown. She also provided free English lessons to students in difficult circumstances before commencing work for Lifestart Foundation in 2020. Being aware of the importance of NGOs in society, Phuong hopes to have more opportunities to be involved in voluntary work and to support more disadvantaged students. Her hobbies include, playing sports and travelling, staying healthy and expanding her horizons.

philip 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.