Glocal Ventures

Our Partners

Partnering for Transformation – What does it mean to be a GVI partner?

GVI partners with organizations who desire to use their skills and resources to help transform communities in Vietnam. Our partners identify the strengths and talents of their volunteers then mobilize them to serve, carrying out a wide variety of community projects throughout Vietnam. Current GVI partners include:

Alamo Community Church
San Antonio, Texas – USA
Contact: Donnie McCann– – phone: 210-464-3822210-464-3822
Focus: The AND Initiative is Alamo Community Church’s purposeful effort to love God AND love our neighbors. To that end, we are committed to partnering with organizations like GVI to make a difference in San Antonio and around the world. Since 2012, our Vietnam AND Initiative has been focused on the children and families of the Thai Giang Pho School in Bac Ha, Vietnam.

Area 10
2820 W Cary Street, Richmond, Virginia 23221 – USA
Contact: Laura Shibut – - phone: 804-307-4184804-307-4184
Focus: Area 10 partners with GVI to serve the SS3 orphanage in Hanoi by developing relationships with the children and staff. Each year the team visits the children and facilitates activities, crafts, a carnival, and a trip to the beach. Throughout the year the team maintains contact with the orphanage through correspondence and gifts. Area 10 has also funded a pig program used as a sustainable nutrition program for the orphanage.

Baylor University Louise Herrington School of Nursing
3700 Worth Street, Dallas, Texas 75246 – USA
Contact: Lori A. Spies –– phone: 214-367-3758214-367-3758
Focus: Our focus in Vietnam is to work with nurses and nurse faculty. Our goal is to be the light and salt in the world using our gifts and talents as health care providers and nursing faculty.

Forefront Christian Church
2697 International parkway Suite 3-132, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454 – USA
Contact: Dan Pollard –– phone: 757-618-5156757-618-5156
Focus: Forefront has been engaging the village of Ta Phin in the Lao Cai Province of Vietnam since 2007. We provide assistance in the form of education conferences, infrastructure improvements, water projects, and school lunch programs. We desire to continue to establish new relationships and deepen existing relationships! We love serving the people of Ta Phin!

Island Evangelical Community Church (ECC)
8th Floor, 633 King's Rd, Quarry Bay– Hong Kong
Contact: Sherman Chau –– phone: +852 2864 9339+852 2864 9339
Focus: Island ECC focuses on Thai Giang Pho Middle School, in the Bac Ha district of Lao Cai. We sponsor infrastructural projects and build relationships with teachers and students through games and activities.

Norfolk Christian Schools
255 Thole Street, Norfolk, Virginia 23505 - USA
Contact: Lori Jo Lister - - (757)423-5770
Focus: Norfolk Christian Upper School partners with GVI to serve dually at the SS3 orphanage and also in the Sa Pa community. A team visits SS3 annually to build relationships with the children and staff and enjoy some time out of the orphanage at Dam Long park. We also do community outreach in Sa Pa by doing any manner of work projects or hosting sports camps for the children. Norfolk Christian Schools is also partnering with GVI in the teacher exchange program to help build relationships and join efforts with the teachers at Ban Mai school in Hanoi.

Northpointe Baptist Church
49 Ivory St., ACT 2911– Australia Contact: Randy Perkins–  – phone:  61 2 0432
Focus: Northpointe focuses on building relationships with those at the SS3 orphanage and aged care centre in Hanoi.

NorthWood Church
1870 Rufe Snow Dr., Keller, Texas 76248 – USA
Contact: Cathy Rathert –– phone: 817-656-8150817-656-8150 ext. 125
Focus: NorthWood members have been serving communities in north Vietnam since 1996, using their vocational skills, gifts and passions to meet needs and impact lives. Annually, NorthWood sends an average of 10 teams to Vietnam, impacting multiple areas throughout the region. In Hanoi we work with orphanages, universities, hospitals, artists, and the business community. We have also adopted villages in the mountains of Lao Cai Province, where we have an impact in the areas of health, hygiene, education, construction, agriculture, and economics. Glocal Ventures (GVI) was formed by NorthWood Church in 2002.

Southeast Asia Healthcare Partners, Inc.
8905 Compton Street, Denton, Texas 76207– USA
Contact: Mark Hemingway–– phone: 817-996-3821817-996-3821
Focus: Southeast Asia Healthcare volunteers work to improve the quality of care for the elderly, largely through hands on training of personnel. Other activities have included delivering or providing clothing, medical supplies, toys and clothes for orphans, pigs and chickens for improved nutrition and more. We have been a GVI Partner since 2008.

Timber Ridge
PO Box 2574, Stephenville, Texas 76401– USA
Contact: Nic Burleson – – phone: 254-485-2114254-485-2114
Focus: Timber Ridge members currently serve the community, teachers, and students of San Sa Ho outside of Sa Pa in Vietnam where we are focused on the education domain.


Reaching deeper – Youth Mentoring Program 2017

Life skills are essential for teenagers, especially those living in orphanages. When teenagers grow up in orphanages, they often do not have as much time to interact with adults as they would at home. So what happens when parents and adults do not spend much time with children during this age? They seek and find information from other sources, such [...]

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Glocal Ventures, Inc.
1870 Rufe Snow Dr.
Keller, TX 76248

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