In early September 2019 we visited the Kim Son Charity School. With the new school year upon us, we wanted to help the nuns at Kim Son with the school costs to continue their inspiring mission of educating poor children in the community. We were happy to sponsor new school uniforms and textbooks for all the children. On the first day of school, the nuns and teachers held a ceremony, and the children received their new school uniforms and books. We also handed out snack bags to each child.

Sponsoring the children’s education was made possible through a donation from the BEI Foundation. Thank you!!!


This wonderful organization offers free primary school education at their charity school, plus free sewing skills training at their free vocational school for those who live in the area of Vinh Luong ward, 15 kilometers north of Nha Trang. Founded at the Kim Son Pagoda  in 1994 by the Buddhist nun Thich Nu Dieu Phuc, it has long been a loving source of education for local youngsters. There are classrooms which grades 1 to 5 split in morning and afternoon shifts, and another room with donated sewing machines for those who want to learn tailoring skills. All of the children are from poor families, and the school exists through the kindness of donations.