In March 2023 we made a fun visit to the Loc Tho Charity School. We reached out to the nuns at the school and asked what provisions we could bring this month. They gave us a detailed list of items, and our team of volunteers in Nha Trang bought the supplies at local markets, then made the drive out to the school.

When we arrived, the children were having a break from lessons, and many were in the courtyard doing exercises. Our team stacked the supplies in the courtyard, and all the children filed in. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, bottles of cooking oil, sugar, milk, boxes of ramen noodles, mushrooms, fish, pasta, pork, laundry detergent, and dish soap.

As a fun treat, we prepared sweet bubble tea drinks for all the children to enjoy. A cool and refreshing snack between studies!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Chris Vo. Thank you!!!


The Loc Tho Pagoda has had a charity school since 1991, which was founded by Sister Thich Nu Dieu Y.  Sister Dieu Y dedicated her life to the children and passed away in 2014. The school is now run by the amazing and loving nuns of the Loc Tho pagoda. It’s a free primary school for poor children in the community whose parents cannot afford the costs of a public education. Textbooks, uniforms, shoes, school supplies, and teachers’ fees are all paid for by the school, and all children are welcome. The school provides breakfast and lunch for the students. The pagoda also cares for several orphans and foster children.