Awards and Recognition

We have had the privilege and honor of receiving positive feedback on our projects from the very beginning.

Below we share some highlights which have motivated us to work even harder.

In 2022, more articles on Sao Bien have been published in Austrian and Vietnamese newspapers.


GSI NEWS (Austria)


Quân đội nhân dân (People's Army, Vietnam)





At the occasion of Sao Bien’s fifth anniversary (2021), the organisation received heartwarming congratulations from Mr. Nguyen Trung Kien, Vietnamese Ambassador in Vienna.

In 2020, regional Laotian television channel Lunuag Prabang TV reported about the opening of Sao Bien’s school in Dok Lau, Laos.

Liz Mitchell, lead singer of legendary Boney M, praises Sao Bien (2019).

In 2019, once again one of our projects was funded by the United Nations Women’s Guild (UNWG). This time, the UNWG supported our project in Tuyen Quang province.

Given the high numbers of applications (around 1000) and the low numbers of selected projects (around 30), these donations represent highlights in Sao Bien’s short history.

In 2018, a regional channel of Vietnam Television (VTV) reported about the school opening in Thanh Hoa.

In 2018 one of our projects in Ha Giang province has been funded by the United Nations Women’s Guild (UNWG).

We highly appreciate that the Austrian Ambassador, Mr. Thomas Schuller-Götzburg, joined the opening ceremony.

Every year, TIME Magazine publishes a list of 'The 30 Most Influential Teens'. In 2017, Vienna high school student Rayouf Alhumedhi made it on the list after her successful initiative to introduce a new emoji with a headscarf. In this video statement, Rayouf emphasizes the importance of small organizations like Sao Bien to make the world a better place.

Sao Bien has been featured in several articles in Austrian and Vietnamese newspapers, among them an article in Austria’s most popular newspaper (Kronen Zeitung).


2018 Oi Vietnam 


2017 Vietnam News


2017 Asia Life 

In 2017, Sao Bien received the Audience Award of Europe’s oldest prize for Social Innovation (Sozialmarie).

We also received encouraging endorsement letters from Ambassadors from Austria, Vietnam and Laos and from Dr. Peter Jankowitsch, former Austrian Foreign Minister and President of the Austrian Vietnam Association.

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