Bob Schiffer, Board Member and former Executive Director of The International Center, speaks at the opening of The Handa Rehabilitation Center, on January 31, 2013. The clinic was opened as a joint effort of VIC and The Handa Foundation. Read More >>>
Anna Shortt, one of the coaches who travelled with The International Center for the first component of the Singapore America Sports Exchange (SASE), presents a medal to a Special Olympics participant. The component was held December 3-9, 2012. Read More >>>
The New Forests Project has helped plant over 8 million trees around the world! Read More >>>
Participants listen to a presentation at the Regional Mine Action Contracting Workshop for Southeast Asia. The event was held in Cambodia in November 2012. VVAF, along with GICHD, took a delegation of Vietnamese officials to the workshop. Read More >>>
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Where We Work

Central America

The New Forests Project (NFP) is supporting water and sanitation projects in Honduras and El Salvador through the Clean Waters Initiative. This program provides technical assistance and trains instructors in rural communities to manage their water systems.

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The New Forests Project is aiding reforestation and agroforestry efforts in Haiti as part of the World Seed Program. New Forests is seeking to establish 15 new agroforestry and fruit tree nurseries, promote the planting of 15,000 agroforestry and fruit trees, organize training and workshops and increase the existing supply of tree seeds to Haiti.

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The New Forests Project (NFP) provides seeds, educational support and small grants for training and the purchase of reforestation equipment through the World Seed Program in Sub-Saharan Africa.

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South East Asia

The International Center currently has four programs working in South East Asia. Two of these programs, the U.S. Vietnam Trade Council Education Forum (USVTC-EF) and the Vietnam Veterans of American Foundation (VVAF) work in Vietnam. USVTC-EF works to build economic partnerships between the US and Vietnam. VVAF aids in landmine removal, conducts surveys on mental health disorders and helps in rebuilding schools.

In Cambodia, Veterans International Cambodia (VIC) provides assistance to Cambodians with disabilities providing them with the tools needed to better their lives as well as their families. Across South East Asia, The International Center's Sports Corps Division (ICSC) develops exchange programs with young women and their coaches to promote cooperation among the youth of various South East Asian countries.

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The International Center (IC) is a Washington, DC based 501(c) 3 non-profit organization founded in 1977 to focus on issues between the United States and the developing world.

Over the years, The International Center has had projects in Asia, Africa, Latin America and with the former Soviet Union. The International Center has five projects, the U.S.-Vietnam Trade Council Education Forum, the New Forests Project, Veterans International/Cambodia, Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, and The International Center Sports Corps.