(Text and photos extracted from Loving Kindness Vietnam website)
On August 29, 2019 we visited the Suoi Dau Charity Home with lots of school supplies for the upcoming school year. Located in the Suoi Dau district to the southwest of Nha Trang, the Suoi Dau Charity Home is a loving place that houses and cares for many of the community’s young boys whose families struggle to support and provide for them. The children stay at the facility year-round, sleep in dormitories, and have meals together. The caretakers provide a nurturing environment and ensure the children attend school, which is a core part of their mission. Without this home, these boys would likely follow the unfortunate pattern of many other children in this rural area and drop out of school at a young age. The amazing caretakers of this charity home ensure these children have a safe and nurturing place to grow up, receive an education, and break the cycle of poverty.
Following our commitment to education, we asked the caretakers what they needed for the 2019-2020 school year. With a detailed list in hand, we bought everything the children would need, and organized a visit. We brought all the textbooks the children will need for school, school supplies, backpacks, and some supplies for the Home. The children helped carry everything into the courtyard, then we brought out a special surprise. We had an ice cream vendor drive his truck out to the home, and the children gathered around as they got scoops of yummy ice cream to enjoy on a hot day. Lots of fun!
Sponsoring the children’s education was made possible through a donation from the BEI Foundation.