In July 2021 we had a very fun surprise for the Dai An Orphanage. In Vietnam, the motorbike is a way of life. Cars are financially out of reach for most people, and public transportation is nonexistent in rural communities. So families rely on their motorbike to go to work, take children to and from school, go to the markets, run errands, and many other necessary outings.
The orphanages also rely heavily on their motorbikes, most of which had been donated. The Dai An Orphanage motorbikes were old and falling apart. The caretakers were so excited when we told them that we would provide two refurbished second-hand motorbikes.
Our team of volunteers had the motorbikes delivered, and came out with balloons and a banner to mark the occasion. The children gathered in front of the orphanage’s main gates, and there were lots of smiles. Some of the children played guitar, and the older teens took the motorbikes for a spin around the courtyard. So fun!
These wonderful gifts were made possible through the kindhearted donations from the family of Dr Chad & Kim-Loan McDuffie and their children Delaney, Keagan & Anderson. Thank you!!!
ABOUT THE DAI AN ORPHANAGE
The Dai An Orphanage is located in Cam Ranh district, south of Nha Trang, and cares for approximately 30 young children. It was founded by the same church that runs the Sunflower Orphanage in Nha Trang. Dai An is in a tranquil countryside locale and has a large facility for the children to grow and play. The caretakers provide a nurturing and loving home for these amazing children. There are also classrooms in the orphanage to provide the children with extra tutoring after school.