On September 15, 2019 we visited the Song Lo Orphanage with a fun surprise. We paid 100% of the school costs for all the children! This includes textbooks, new school uniforms, shoes, backpacks, school supplies, and school fees. For orphanages, the cumulative costs of the children’s education can be sizeable, and we were thrilled that we could sponsor all of the orphans’ education for the upcoming school year.

When our volunteers arrived, the children helped bring everything into the orphanage’s common room. They tried on their new shoes, opened up their art supplies, and the two littlest ones even tried on their new rain ponchos. We also handed out stickers and snacks for the children. A fun visit!

This charity visit was made possible through the kind donations of Khang Do. Thank you!!!


The history of the Song Lo Orphanage’s beginnings is heartwarming. As the story goes, a Buddhist monk was travelling in the countryside when he encountered a woman who said she could not care for her 2 children. She left the babies with the monk and fled. Not expecting to have 2 babies to care for, the monk made his way to the Song Lo pagoda, and the head nun at the pagoda, Sister Cat, agreed to care for the children. From that point on, orphans have been either brought to the pagoda, or abandoned at their gates. Formed in 2012, the Song Lo Orphanage cares for a small group of young children. Located adjacent the Son Lo pagoda, it’s a small facility deep in the countryside west of Nha Trang.