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A Vietnamese Reminder…

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As we returned to the capital Hanoi, we visited the final centre on our adventure through Vietnam. Whilst this orphanage provided a home for a number of children who would otherwise be without one, this centre presented a contrast with the other centres we had visited, and a candid reminder many children in Vietnam still … Continue reading A Vietnamese Reminder…

That little bit extra

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The fourth stop on our journey was a Disabled Children’s Support Facility in Hi Giang. Located in the very north of the country, it was a centre trying to do more to help the wider community. Trying to do ‘that little bit extra’. It was the smallest centre we had visited so far, providing support … Continue reading That little bit extra

SOS Village’s Legacy: Greater than the Sum of its Parts

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Day three arrived, and it was time to visit the third orphanage on our route: SOS Village. It was an impressive place to visit. It aimed to make a major difference to children’s lives, now and in the long-term. Home to 203 children, 103 of which were between kindergarten age and 18. The additional 70 … Continue reading SOS Village’s Legacy: Greater than the Sum of its Parts

Some Perspective

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Hiaphong was the next destination on our travels through Vietnam. Staying at a local hotel near the city’s centre, we took a short motorbike ride to the second destination on Xain’s schedule: Hoa Phuong Orphanage. Little did I know, my experience at this centre would leave a lasting impression. Once again, we worked through the … Continue reading Some Perspective

The Clown Effect: It’s Universal!

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And so it was the first day on our planned schedule of visiting various orphanages in the North of Vietnam. First stop on our route: Peace Village. Located within the country’s capital Hanoi, Peace Village was a large, well developed centre with a spacious playground and well constructed classrooms and teaching facilities. It provided a … Continue reading The Clown Effect: It’s Universal!



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