Support 25 children at Hai Chou Orphanage. This area of Vietnam has one of the largest numbers of street children with a high incidence of child trafficking. Our project was aimed at providing basic and advanced child care.
Prior to outside assistance, Hai Chau Orphanage was a hopelessly cold place where the children were poorly cared for and under loved. They had lost their spark. The 1-3 person staff caring for 25 children was overworked, underpaid and left without adequate funding to care for the children beyond basic levels. The strained environment left no time for play and affection. Without proper support and development, the children were in danger of turning to life on the street.
We have committed to funding the orphanage’s daily costs, and providing not only bare essentials, but proactive care in nutrition, sports, education and love. Our goal is to support and protect the children as well as provide various resources, including inexpensive medical treatments, vocational learning including English, and computers to prepare the children for adult life.