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Interpreter Short Course

First of its kind in Vietnam

We are so proud to announce the successful completion of the Interpreter Training Short Course for Healthcare (Speech Therapy), the first of its kind in Vietnam! Congratulations Ms Hân and Ms Simone in preparing and facilitating such a successful course.

We had 15 participants from Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi: each with varied experience and backgrounds. During the two week course, participants were taught basic interpreting skills, foundation Speech Therapy concepts and knowledge, Speech Therapy terminology (Vietnamese and English), ethical considerations for interpreting in Healthcare, how to deal with challenging situations and practical experience.

As a further requirement of the course, participants will engage in a paid internship with Trinh Foundation Australia (TFA). Successful participants will then be offered ongoing part-time work with TFA. These skilled interpreters will have a vital role in interpreting for TFA activities and supporting the development of the Speech Therapy profession in Vietnam.

Thank you to all of the participants who showed commitment and dedication to their learning throughout the course. Thank you also to the graduates who assisted the training of the participants through teaching support and providing opportunities for practical experience: Mr Điền, Dr Thảo, Dr Thị Thanh, Ms Loan, Ms Thu and Ms Quyên. Thank you Speech Pathology Australia (SPA) for providing the means for the course to be established

Trinh Foundation Recipes

Have you seen our cookbook?

If you too would like to share our journey so far... as well as getting some of the best Vietnamese recipes you can order a cookbook for only $20 (plus postage) by emailing: 
These will also be available at the TFA stall during the Speech Pathology Australia Conference, Canberra, ACT May 17-20.

National Tour

From Ho Chi Minh, through to Hue and Hanoi

During January and February Dominique Weston dedicated her time working with our Speech Therapy graduates throughout Vietnam on her National Tour of clinical mentoring.

For over a month, she supported graduates in Ho Chi Minh City, Hue and Hanoi. Both Dominique and the graduates gained a great deal from this experience.
Dominique and Graduates Ms Na and Ms Van Anh conducting a Hearing Workshop


We are holding a raffle to be drawn at the upcoming Speech Pathology Conference Dinner in Canberra on 20 May 2015.
 They are just $2 each with the following fantastic prizes:

1st Prize...iPad mini WiFi Cellular 16Gb Silver

Plus a Griffin Survivor All-Terrain protective case for iPad mini (blue)
SIM card included with $200 cellular data credit on Telstra network
(valid for 12 months) Total value $940

2nd Prize....hand quilted queen sized quilt from Mekong Quilts (valued at $300)
3rdPrize....Vietnamese Artwork and Trinh Cookbook (valued at $60)
Could you sell some raffle tickets to support TFA? 
Just email to order raffle tickets, sold in books of 10

TFA turns 7!

Celebrations in Vietnam with Simone, Han and graduates holding a celebration for TFA’s 7th Birthday, with students from our Interpreter course.
Lindy McAllister TFA Director’s 60th birthday was a chance to celebrate all that TFA has achieved in the past 7 years & raise some money.
In 7 years,  33 qualified Vietnamese speech therapists and more than 15  speech therapy clinics across Vietnam. Thanks to everyone who has helped.

Big thank you

Rotary Club Camberwell

A big thank you to the Rotary Club of Camberwell for their recent generous donation to further assist in the establishment of speech therapy services in Vietnam. TFA warmly acknowledge the pivotal role of Rotary clubs across Australia in raising much needed funds for our endeavours.

Visit the  Rotary Club Camberwell.

Welcome to New Team Members

TFA welcomes new directors Bronwyn Coop and Troy Beer

Bronwyn's extensive experience in corporate governance and policy will be invaluable as Trinh Foundation consolidates its business model.

Troy’s background in speech pathology combined with multimedia expertise will enable TFA to further extend its reach to a wider audience.

We also welcome Michael O'Callaghan as our new Secretary and thank Peter Woodward for his support in this role since TFA began.

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