In September 2022 we were thrilled to sponsor all of the education costs for the children at the Song Lo Orphanage. These included buying new school uniforms, textbooks, school supplies, backpacks, sandals, and paying school fees. The nuns at the orphanage were so happy!

Our team came out to the orphanage to celebrate the start of the new school year. The children tried on their new backpacks and sandals, and looked through their new school supplies. We handed out balloons to mark this special occasion. Such a great visit!

Sponsoring the children’s education was made possible through the kind donations from Hung Pham, Bichlien Nguyen, Fred Sims, and an anonymous donor. Thank you!!!


The history of the Song Lo Orphanage’s beginnings is heartwarming. As the story goes, a Buddhist monk was traveling 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.