In January 2024 we brought lots of food and general supplies to the Loc Tho Charity School outside of Nha Trang. In addition to offering free primary schooling to children from poor families, the school provides meals to the youngsters in its care. With many mouths to feed, we try to bring general foodstuff every month.
Our team of volunteers bought all the supplies at local markets in Nha Trang, then made the drive out to the school. The children took a break from their lessons and came out to the main courtyard to greet us. On this visit, we brought bags of rice, boxes of ramen, milk, cooking oil, sugar, sweet rice, bamboo shoots, mung beans, peanuts, fresh vegetables, vegan beef, vegan pork, seasonings, and cleaning products.
As a fun treat for the children, we handed out popsicles for all to enjoy. It was a lovely visit!
This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Christopher Dang, Hanh Tong, Fulco Rook, Gavin Mallon, and Savy Cheam’s Facebook Fundraiser. Thank you!!!
ABOUT THE LOC THO CHARITY SCHOOL
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.