Corporate Social Responsibility
In Ho Chi Minh City, it is estimated that there are about 4,000 visually impaired people, many of whom have become role models for their energy, passion and contributions to society.
Despite their own efforts and the support of the government and community organizations, visually impaired people still face many challenges in learning, employment, community integration and creating a stable life. Part of this is social stigma, and part is the lack of caring for blind and visually impaired people in general.
Job training and creating stable jobs for blind people is limited in Ho Chi Minh City. A current survey revealed that in Vietnam, just only 6.3% of visually impaired and blind people are employed. However for many other blind and visually impaired, the “work” is still mainly unskilled labour and the average monthly income remains low.
We at Noir. Dining in the Dark, have opened the door to another career for the blind and visually impaired. Through our innovative training techniques, we improve these talented individuals’ self confidence and career trajectory. We are proud to put them in a position where they assume responsibility for our guests where a transfer of trust is the norm.
Since we began this business, we have been inspired by visually impaired and blind people and we are dedicated to the blind community. A certain percentage of our profits will be donated to charities which work with local blind and visually impaired people, including organizations which provide operations to restore sight to visually impaired children.
Ho Chi Minh Blind Association
Address: 185 Cong Quynh, Nguyen Cu Trinh, 1, HCMC, Vietnam
Tel:+84 8 3837 7341
Nhat Hong Center for the Blind & Visually impaired
Address: Number 1, Lane 7, Tam Binh Ward, Thu Duc District, HCMC, Vietnam
Tel: +84 8 3279 4328
Nguyen Dinh Chieu school for Blind Children
Address: 184 Nguyen Chi Thanh, Ward 3, District 10, HCMC, Vietnam
Tel/Fax: +84 8 3835 2959