In November 2023 we celebrated Teachers Day at the Kim Son Charity School. The teachers at Kim Son have been dedicated to teaching the area’s poorest children for many years, and we wanted to do something special for them on this day. We spoke to the nuns at the Kim Son pagoda and organized a party just for them.

We arranged for gifts and snacks for the teachers, and the students also got some treats! On Teachers Day, the nuns made speeches in front of the classrooms, then the students came up and recited poems they had memorized. It was a lovely day!

This special event was sponsored by JL Support Services. Thank you!!!


This wonderful organization offers free primary school education at their charity school, plus free sewing skills training at their free vocational school for those who live in Vinh Luong ward, 15 kilometers north of Nha Trang. Founded at the Kim Son Pagoda  in 1994 by the Buddhist nun Thich Nu Dieu Phuc, it has long been a loving source of education for local youngsters. There are classrooms which grades 1 to 5 split in morning and afternoon shifts, and another room with donated sewing machines for those who want to learn tailoring skills. All the children are from poor families, and the school exists through the kindness of donations.