On October 5, 2017 we brought the Mid-Autumn Festival to the Suoi Cat Charity Home for the children of the Home plus many little ones in the community. Suoi Cat is a poor region to the west of Nha Trang. The Suoi Cat Charity Home provides a caring place for young children and teenage girls to live, whose parents struggle to provide for. There are dormitories, a large dining hall, classrooms, and play areas. Room and board are provided, and all children receive an education. There is a free daycare and kindergarten, plus tutoring and vocational lessons.
The Mid-Autumn Festival is a fun holiday for children. There are yummy snacks such as mooncakes, lanterns for the children to carry around, and sometime performances. Poor communities often cannot afford such celebrations, which is why we always endeavor to bring the holidays to the children. Our team came to the Suoi Cat Charity Home with lots of surprises. We brought some essential supplies for the home, plus traditional snacks and paper lanterns for the community’s children.
It became an arts-and-crafts party at first, where the teenagers helped put together the lanterns to hand out to the little ones. As dusk arrived on this rainy day, parents brought their children to the home, and everyone gathered in the main common room. Volunteers dressed up in costumes to act out a children’s play about the man in the moon. Our team then did a song and dance for the audience of children. Children all got snack bags and their own lanterns at the end of the evening. It was such a fun occasion for so many poor children!
This visit was made possible through the kindness of a family in the USA.