In May 2024 we had a great visit with the children at the Ngoc Van Orphanage. We had reached out to the caretakers and asked what items we could bring this month. They gave us a list of general supplies, and also said that the children would love to have some new toys and games to play with.

Our team of volunteers had a fun shopping trip to local shops and prepared to make the drive out to see the children. When we arrived, we brought everything into the common room and the children gathered around to see all the fun gifts. For general supplies, we brought instant porridge, seasonings, canned fish, bird nest drink, condensed milk, baby formula, snacks, office supplies, clothes, and diapers.

The children were thrilled to see that we also brought badminton sets, volleyball nets and balls, chess sets, and a big selection of toys and other games. There were lots of big smiles! We finished the visit by preparing bubble tea drinks for everyone to enjoy.

This charity trip was made possible through several donations. Our thanks to Harry Leong and Bach Cuc Nguyen. For Harry, this trip was in memory of Mrs. Sau Yue Eng.


Located in the northern part of Khanh Hoa province, the Ngoc Van Orphanage was founded in 2020 after a big storm hit central Vietnam. There were many deaths from the storm, and several orphans were brought to the Ngoc Van Pagoda to be cared for the monks there. Since then, the orphanage has grown and now cares for about 20 small children.