Willing to give back, Innovative in Action, Confident with Courage

Motto of Global Village Foundation

Who We Are

Global Village Foundation (GVF) is a non-profit NGO founded by author and humanitarian Le Ly Hayslip. GVF’s mission is to uplift the people of rural Vietnam through self-sustaining programs in education, health care, cultural preservation, and disaster relief, as well as construction of schools and homes in impoverished regions. GVF has hosted and partnered with several international organizations, universities, and student groups from many countries to Vietnam for volunteers project, promote cultural exchange, and provide assistance to the needy people of Vietnam, Southeast Asia, and other nations such as India and Sri Lanka since 1988.

Global Village Foundation is a non-profit humanitarian organization that serves the developing communities of rural Vietnam and South East Asia. We focus primarily on education, encouraging literacy and supporting local and regional arts and culture. We provide life lessons to local and international recipients as volunteers through hands-on engagement at the grassroots level. GVF is a non-governmental, nonreligious, and nonpolitical. GVF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) NGO organization based in California.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been giving back locally as a cross-cultural exchange experience here in Escondido, California, United States. Check out our Apprenticeship program for more details.

Mission Statement

Global Village Foundation’s mission is to advocate, educate, act, forgive, and reconcile in peace through humanitarian work, seek to end human suffering by promoting global peace through nonviolence, and empower people to become better and stronger bridge builders.

GVF has hosted and partnered with several international organizations, universities and student groups from many countries to promote cultural exchange and provide assistance to the needy people of Vietnam, Southeast Asia, and other nations since 1988. We aim to improve the conditions and expand the opportunities of people in difficult situations, so that they can uplift themselves from aversities towards a better future.

COVID-19 Response

Due to the recent COVID-19 pandemic, we are giving back locally as a cross-cultural exchange experience in San Diego headquarter. Please see our “Get Involved” page and the GVF Apprenticeship program page for more information. 

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives in many ways.  The pandemic has hampered the efforts of humanitarian outreach organizations around the world. Every corner of the world needs your help right now. At Global Village Foundation, we intend to respond creatively to the challenging conditions the pandemic has created.  Accordingly, we invite you to join us on a Heaven & Earth Pilgrimage to Vietnam in spring of 2022. With the pandemic peaks rising in Vietnam and the US, our pilgrimage starts locally and nationally in the US for now until we can journey internationally.