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 January 2024, Austria's Ambassador in Hanoi joined the opening ceremony at Pa Ca primary school in Song Ma district, Son La province, where SAO BIEN - with the generous support of Club 0.7% - built a kitchen and dining room for more than 400 children.

 

https://youtu.be/QFMf2F4BFxg

 

Also, a short report was published on the Austrian Embassy's Website.

 

German version

Vietnamese version



In 2023, once again one of our projects was funded by the United Nations Women’s Guild (UNWG). This time, the UNWG supported the construction of a kindergarten in Nghe An province.

We were proud to be the only Austrian-based organization and the only project located Asia among the 9 project selected by the committee.

 



In 2022, Democratic Voice of Burma (DVB) reports about the opening of New Wave Learning Center.

 

https://youtu.be/LdezanR_4f8



In 2023, regional papers Wiener Bezirksblatt (Meidling) and BezirksZeitung (Meidling) shared stories on SAO BIEN's activities in South East Asia.

 

Wiener Bezirksblatt (Meidling), see page 6

 

Bezirks Zeitung (Meiding), also here

 

 

 

 

Bezirks Zeitung / Wienr Bezirksblatt / Meidling / 1120 Wien


In 2023, Austrian Ambassador Dr. Hans-Peter Glanzer joined the opening ceremony of SAO BIEN's project in Ha Giang and a short report was published on the Embassy's Website.

 

German version

 

Vietnamese version

 

 

Austrian Ambassador Dr.Glanzer / Austrian Embassy Hanoi / school opening Ha Giang / Österreichische Botschaft Hanoi / österreichischer Botschafter Dr.Glanzer / Schuleröffnung Ha Giang


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.

Vietnamese Embassy Vienna / Vietnamese Ambassador Vienna / Vietnamesische Botschaft Wien / vietnamesischer Botschafter Wien


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

 

https://youtu.be/o_tCQjKHo1A



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

 

https://youtu.be/HpfNPYPFpCs



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.

UNWG certificate / UNWG Urkunde / UN women support / UN Frauen helfen


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

 

https://youtu.be/NyTNB9yTrsw



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.

 

https://unwg.unvienna.org/charity_samples_2018.html

UNWG certificate / UNWG Urkunde / UN women support / UN Frauen helfen


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.

 

https://youtu.be/6Q7h6NK0LWE



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

https://oivietnam.com/tag/sao-bien/ 

 

2017 Vietnam News

https://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/expat-corner/375703/starfish-inspires-school-charity.html

 

2017 Asia Life

https://www.asialifemagazine.com/vietnam/sao-bien-room-education/ 



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

  

https://www.sozialmarie.org/en/projects/audience



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.

Östereich Vietnam Gesellschaft / Austrian Vietnamese Society / Bundesminister a.D. Jankowitsch / Foreign Minister Jankowitsch

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