On August 3, 2012 we completed the Thua Sai library project in Cam Ranh. This was entirely through the donations of Liem Hong of New Jersey, USA, who once again has shown his generosity and kindness to the children of Vietnam. A room at Thua Sai was chosen to serve as a library for the wonderful children being cared for by the nuns who devote their lives to their well being. Construction included, repairing the ceiling, repainting the walls, fixing tiles along the walls 5 feet high, installing glass cabinets, buying benches and tables, and wood bookshelves.
The project began several months ago. In March of this year, Liem visited Nha Trang with the mission of charity in his heart. In the two days that he was in town he visited the Mai Am Nhan Ai Orphanage, the Sunflower Children’s Home, and the Thua Sai Home for Disabled Children. At every place he visited, Liem made generous contributions to these wonderful homes for children. Before he left, he pledged to do more to help these three places. In April, 2012 Liem made it possible for us to bring three new computers to the Sunflower Children’s Home. In June, 2012 he built a wonderful playground set for the orphans at Mai Am Nhan Ai. Now, the children at Thua Sai have a library of their very own.
On the last day of the project, we went to the Phung Nam bookstore in Nha Trang, and went on a shopping spree to fill the library. There are story books, picture books, education books, coloring books, reference books, school supplies, posters, stickers, a globe, and puzzles. Everyone had fun decorating the room and making it a welcoming place for the children to come and read. Our heartfelt thanks go to Liem for making all of this possible!