In June 2024 we had a fun visit with the children at the Ngoc Van Orphanage. We had asked the caretakers if there was anything special they needed this month. They told us that they were preparing for the Fall school term ahead of time, and asked if we could help supply new school books for the children and school supplies. We were happy to help!

Education is a core tenant of our mission, and we loved the fact that the caretakers planned on helping the children with their studies over the summer in preparation for their Fall classes. We took the lists of items to local bookstores and bought everything the orphanage needed.

When we arrived with all the schoolbooks and school supplies, the children came out and helped our team stack everything in the main courtyard. We also brought 4 new standing fans to keep everyone cool. As a treat, all the children also got popsicles. So fun!

This charity trip was made possible through the kind donations from Harry Leong and Hai Phan. Thank you!!! For  Harry, this visit 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.