Dry Creek has partnered with Nguyen Van Thinh in Hué, Vietnam to construct kindergartens and advance youth soccer and chess.







Nguyen Van Thinh


In the low-lying river delta regions of Central Vietnam, kindergartens have deteriorated, been ravaged by floods or simply outgrown by a young population. No government funding is available. Dating back to 2005, the forerunners of Dry Creek Charity have built 10 schools, fences and playgrounds for villages in Vietnam. Kindergartens serve as the cultural, as well as educational, springboard/center of each community. Because the kindergartens are built as two-level structures, they also serve as a flood relief center for the surrounding community during heavy rains.


After 10 years of kindergarten construction, we have decided to continue our partnership pursuing other avenues under the leadership of Mr. Thinh. From 2019 - 2023, Dry Creek will support the advancement of youth chess and soccer in the Hué region.

Due to the development of digital technology, most of today’s Vietnamese youth are drawn into video games and disregard mental and physical exercise. 

To combat this, Mr. Thinh chose soccer and chess, sports with a long tradition that foster community spirit, help juveniles exercise both physically and mentally, and create many opportunities for them to make friends with others in the world through tournaments. 

In collaboration with the Thua Thien Hue Chess Federation, Thinh has organized the following annual action plan to be implemented over the next 5 years:

  • Training activities for elementary school teachers to be Chess and Traditional Chess Instructors. 

  • Chess Tournaments for three types of beneficiaries: elementary students, elementary school teachers and parents of juveniles participating in chess tournaments. 

  • “HUONG GIANG WHITE LOTUS” Chess and Soccer tournament for boys and girls, and attendance at international tournaments. 

  • Organize grass-roots level clubs, strengthen and developing district-level Chess Federation, and host one national or regional chess tournament.