In November 2022 the Kim Son Charity School celebrated Teachers Day with a lovely ceremony. In Vietnam, teachers are treated with high respect and are recognized as essential to the development of children’s lives. As such, Teachers Day is a fun holiday at schools around the country.

The teachers at the Kim Son Charity School have dedicated their lives to providing education to the less fortunate and have worked many years at the school. When the head nun contacted us about having a party for the teachers, we asked if we could fund the celebration and offer gifts to these amazing educators.

On Teachers Day, the school had a lively ceremony, and the children made speeches of appreciation, sang songs, and gave their teachers flowers. There were also snacks for the children to enjoy and gifts that we provided for the teachers. The nuns sent us lots of pictures of the celebration, plus some pictures of the children back at work in their studies.

Our contribution to this event was sponsored by a grant from the Network for Good. 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.