CHARITY HOMES & SCHOOLS
HOMES FOR DISABLED CHILDREN: In rural areas of Vietnam, there are no facilities to care for children with disabilities. For families in poverty, parents often struggle to care for these children, which is especially true if both parents work. The homes for disabled children that we support provide free care for these wonderful children. Some of the children have cerebral palsy, deafness, blindness, or neurological disorders. In most cases, the parents drop the children off in the morning and pick them up in the evenings. The children are given meals at the homes, and the nuns ensure they have the specialized care and education they require. These home reply upon donations to continue.
CHARITY HOMES: Many families in rural areas struggle to support their children. They often live in one-room homes made of brick or thatch with dirt floors. Some homes have no plumbing, and while the parents do everything they can to provide for their children, it is often difficult. The charity homes that we support house and care for many of the community’s children whose families struggle to support and provide for them. They provide a loving home for the children to grow and thrive. The children sleep in dormitories and eat in communal dining rooms. The nuns who run the homes provide a nurturing environment for all, ensure the children have clean clothes to wear, healthy meals every day, and are very strict about seeing that the children go to school. The parents can visit their children any time they wish and are in close contact with the nuns who oversee their children’s wellbeing. As with the orphanages that we support, these homes rely on donations to continue.
CHARITY SCHOOLS: While public education in Vietnam is technically free, each student must buy uniforms, textbooks, school supplies, and pay a school maintenance fee. These combined costs can be a strain on poor families. The charity schools that we assist provide 100% free primary schooling through accredited teachers in facilities maintained on the school grounds. They ensure that poor children in their community receive a basic education, and offer a welcome alternative for families struggling to give their children an education. The charity schools are all run by their adjacent church or pagoda, and are not owned or operated by Lovingkindness Vietnam. They rely entirely upon donations to continue.