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Anh Thu Ho
Education
University of California, Berkeley/ Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Ventures
SVC Selected
Fellow Class
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Bio

Anh-Thu Ho (pronounced as /ɛŋ tʰuh ho/) is a BioEngineering major from both the University of California, Berkeley and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (it’s complicated). Since her early teenage years, she has been joining and organizing various charity or volunteering projects to serve underprivileged communities in different countries. In 2015 alone, she joined a medical outreach to Batam Island, Indonesia where she helped doctors do basic medical check-ups and dispense medication. She also spearheaded Paint It On - a community art project in Danang Cancer Hospital, Vietnam. That summer, she spent six weeks in Turkey to teach mentally disabled kids in various rehabilitation centres. At UC Berkeley, she is an active member of the Volunteer Health Interpreter Organization where she works as an English-Vietnamese interpreter for the people in need. As part of her job, she has visited many senior centers, senior homes, nursing centers, etc in the Bay Area. What struck her was the fact that it was very difficult for the managers or staff to communicate with their residents/ beneficiaries because of the language barrier. This ultimately reduces access to social services, especially healthcare services for the people who cannot speak English. At the same time, she has a lot of friends who are bilingual and willing to volunteer to bridge the language gap.  With great mentors and project partners, the time is ripe for her to grow Ladon – a social venture that aims to address this very problem. As a seasoned volunteer and project leader, she has seen for herself how various projects have transformed our society to a better, more heart-warming place. Now it’s her turn to make the change she wants to see! Follow Ladon’s journey at Ladon.herokuapp.com and www.facebook.com/ladon.team