The organisation relies on several sources of funding, including individuals, national and international organisations and corporations.
Some of our partners we wish to introduce include:
MUTUAL atelier is an international architecture office for urbanism, landscape, architecture & interior design, based in Saigon, Vietnam. Since 2019, we have been working on projects in the field of hospitality, health care, education & dwelling. We aspire to design buildings and spaces, where spatial quality, sustainability and affordability accord. In our design we focus on programmatic simplicity, structural logic, functionality and flexibility.
N'go-shoes is a socially responsible shoe brand. The shoes are produced by ethnic minorities – a fact which reflects n’go’s approach of socially responsible production. Additionally, N'go will donate 2% of their annual revenue to SAO BIEN to build schools in poor villages of Vietnam. N'go is thus not only fashionable, but at the same time committed to eventually changing children’s lives.
In the last decade, ACAD WRITE has become one of the largest international ghostwriting agencies and supports clients in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, but also in Australia, the United Kingdom and the USA in creating high-quality academic articles and theses. With their regular donations, ACAD WRITE became one of Sao Bien's most reliable partners and undoubtedly is a great example for living Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
Build a School in Burma promotes educational opportunity for underserved Myanmar children. The average Myanmar adult has had only four years of formal education, the lowest among Southeast Asian nations. Since its founding in 2010, BSB has built 67 schools thorughout Myanmar and in Thailand to support education for poor children. The schools in Thailand educate Myanmar children as migrants are not permitted to attend Thai schools.
Vienna-based ConFusion is a cooking school founded and lead by Clemens. Clemens has lived in Asia for many years and also worked for well-known Le Cordon Bleu in Bangkok. At ConFusion cooking school, small groups of hobby cooks learn under professional guidance how to cook Vietnamese, Thai or Sushi Tokyo Style. Clemens philosophy “First learn the rules, then break the rules” guarantees an equally informative and entertaining evening!
Established in 2018, Light Charity is a charity organization created by active young people including young business men, young entrepreneurs, young office workers, young students and young office workers who desire to “Make Viet Nam A Great Place To Live” “Light Two - Building School For Children” is the crowdfunding project created by Light Charity to support education for children living in remote areas by building and renovating schools that have been in really poor condition.
goi travel is more than a tour operator, it's a new way to discover Indochine. goi. go insight. go inspired. Goi travel is run by Kami, whose Vietnamese roots will get you in touch with the culture and the people of this exotic region in a way you have never experienced before. And, with their heart still closely attached to Vietnam, goi travel are committed to donating 25 Euro to Sao Bien for each of their guests to Vietnam.
NDTC Foundation is established by NDTC.Companies, a Vietnamese group of companies with a common vision and business philosophy that jointly develop in various sectors. Charitable activities were initiated by NDTC from the very first days of establishment with the core activity is to provide learning and teaching equipment as well as building classrooms, schools and libraries for the poor and disabled children in mountainous and remote areas of Vietnam.
LEOT is a UK-based organisation that has been very active in Laos for many years. Their approach to building schools in remote villages that are mostly populated by ethnic minorities exactly matches ours in Vietnam, and we are looking forward to implementing more common projects in the future.
VietBeans, founded in 2017, connects European consumers with Vietnamese coffee culture. Offering specialty coffee as well as tea and spices, they promote fair trade by paying local farmers above market rates. Using traditional methods, VietBeans' coffee features a chocolaty flavor and robust caffeine content. Rooted in values of social justice, partnership and simply the love for good coffee, they make Vietnamese traditions accessible, positioning their products as a unique alternative in the German market.