East Meets West Foundation
East Meets West, a program of Thrive Networks, creates sustainable and catalytic solutions to difficult development problems. Our mission statement is to transform the health, education and communities of disadvantaged people in Asia by building partnerships, developing opportunities and creating sustainable solutions.
Our core programs are in the areas of learning, healing and health.
- Headquarters: Oakland, CA, USA
- Vietnam: Da Nang, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City
- Cambodia, India, Laos, Myanmar, Philippines, and Timor-Leste
East Meets West was born from one woman’s dream of helping to heal the wounds of war between the United States and Vietnam. In 1988, LeLy Hayslip, whose life story was chronicled in two books she wrote and in Oliver Stone’s film, Heaven and Earth, returned to her village of Ky La in central Vietnam and started East Meets West. From the cornerstones of LeLy’s early projects – Mothers Love Pediatric Clinic and Peace Village Medical Center – East Meets West has grown to be a highly respected organization implementing large-scale projects. Although LeLy is no longer with East Meets West, the people of Vietnam will always be grateful for her vision and gifts.
More Information: www.thrivenetworks.org