The Kianh Foundation is a grass-roots UK-registered charity founded in 2001 by Jackie Wrafter and her friend Jacci Bulman to address the desperate need for improved care and development for children with disability living around the Hoi An area of Central Viet Nam.

It is managed full time in Vietnam by 2 western professionals: Jackie Wrafter MBE (Director and Co-Founder) and Nick Keegan (Director of Business Development). Collectively, they have 30 years of experience working in the development sector in Viet Nam. The Foundation has well-established and developed relationships with local and central government authorities and is very experienced at dealing with the numerous social, economic and political issues that are a fundamental part of development work in a developing country.

The Foundation has no religious, political or governmental affiliations.

Our Vision, Mission and Values


Access to good education and health services for every disabled child in Central Viet Nam.


To provide holistic and integrated multi-disciplinary services for disabled children, their families and the communities living in Central Viet Nam.


  • The needs of the disabled children and young people are central to everything we do.
  • Consult with the children, young people and their families in everything we do.
  • Promote the social model of disability and break down the barriers that deny access to services and opportunity for disabled children.
  • Work with all children and young people irrespective of ethnicity, religion, gender, language or any other diversity issue.
  • Ensure sustainability of our services through local capacity building.

Regulation of our activities

The Kianh Foundation is registered in the UK and Viet Nam. Our activities are regulated by the UK and Vietnamese Governments.

In Vietnam, the Foundation is regulated by the People’s Aid Co-ordinating Committee (PACCOM) in Hanoi. Our PACCOM Registration No.: AU348/UB-HD

In the UK, activities are regulated by the Charity Commission for England and Wales (Registration No: 1094902)