On August 15, 2017 we had a fun visit to the Dai An orphanage. Dai An is the sister orphanage to Sunflower, and cares for younger orphans who are in primary school. It’s a loving home to the children, set in the peaceful countryside of Cam Ranh, to the south of Nha Trang.
With the school year approaching, the caretakers at Dai An must raise funds to pay the many costs of the children’s education. They must buy new uniforms, shoes, textbooks, school supplies, and pay school fees. This is also the first year where Vietnamese schools are asking that all children have a pair of athletic shoes for their physical education (PE) classes. This adds to the financial burden of the orphanages.
On this visit, we brought all the textbooks and school supplies for the children. We didn’t want the orphans to feel left out in their PE classes, so we took them all to a local market where they got to pick out new shoes. Everyone had lots of fun! A few days later, the children got their new uniforms to go with their new school shoes.
This charity trip was sponsored by the continuing support of Sharon Kelly & Stephen Milne plus the Lovingkindness Vietnam General Fund.