Orphans of Tu Bong need our help
Tuong Lai Foundation
I am a 53 year old Australian who has been living in Vietnam for two years. Through my business in Vietnam we do charity each month with a particular focus on feeding orphans.
Tinh Xa Ngoc Van is a Vietnamese Budhist temple that has built an amazing orphanage for 200 children at Tu Bong. It has recently opened but needs funding to take care of the children. There is a vision of education (particularly English) for the future and for the local children but at the moment they desperately need formula, nappies and mainly carers for the babies.
I have decided to come and live in the orphanage to help with the babies and to start teaching English to the monks and local children. Now they really need assistance, they are not getting a lot of funding and are struggling.
They have nine babies at the moment. They just received two more last week. They range in age from 14 days old to 17 months old. They also have two four year old children and a 10 year old boy.
Tai, Trung and Duc are the youngest babies. Tài, Trung và Đức là những em bé nhỏ nhất ở đây.
Duc has just turned one month old and Tai is two weeks old.
Đức vừa tròn một tháng tuổi và Tài được hai tuần tuổi.
Nghia and Trung are four month old twins who were one day old when left at the temple.
Nghĩa và Trung cặp sinh đôi được đưa vào chùa khi chỉ mới một ngày tuổi nay đã được bốn tháng.
Hien is five months old.
Hiền năm tháng tuổi.
Hau is seven months old.
Hieu is the only girl and is eight months old. She has just had the first operation in the series to close her cleft palate.
Hiếu tám tháng tuổi và là bé gái duy nhất vừa được phẩu thuật hàm ếch.
Phuc is seventeen months old and has mental and physical disabilities. He is unable to crawl and lift his head.
Phúc được tám tháng tuổi bị khuyết tật bẩm sinh, Phúc không thể tự bò và ngẩng đầu lên được.
We need to raise funds so they can take care of the children. The carers that they have are a wonderful group of ladies who smile and laugh and love the babies. They have a genuine love for their job.
What your money will buy:
3 000 000 VND ($185 Aus) wages for one carer a month
1 188 000 VND ($74 Aus) formula for baby aged under one month for a month
737 500 VND ($46 Aus) formula for a baby aged 6 - 12 months for a month
470 000 VND ($29 Aus) formula for a baby aged 12 plus months for a month
There is a cost involved in having a go fund me page with a little under 10% of your donation going to go fund me.
We really need your help.
I will be updating pictures and stories as I go.
Thank you all in advance for your help.
Tôi năm nay 53 tuổi, tôi đến từ Úc và đã sống ở Việt Nam được 2 năm. Xuyên suốt quá trình kinh doanh ở Việt Nam mỗi tháng hai vợ chồng tôi đều làm từ thiện thông qua việc hỗ trợ cho trẻ mồ côi.
Tịnh xá Ngọc Vạn, ngôi chùa Việt Nam đã xây dựng trại trẻ mồ côi có sức chứa 200 trẻ tại thị trấnTu Bông. Hiện tại chùa đã hoạt động nhưng cần sự hỗ trợ để có thể chăm sóc tốt hơn cho những đứa trẻ. Tôi quyết định đến và sống tại đây để giúp đỡ trẻ sơ sinh, dạy tiếng anh cho sư thầy và trẻ em tại địa phương. Và bây giờ chùa rất cần sự giúp đỡ, các trẻ mồ côi, khuyết tật ở chùa
vẫn chưa nhận được sự hỗ trợ nên thực sự rất khó khăn.
Chúng tôi cần nhiều hơn những tấm lòng hảo tâm để chúng tôi có thể chăm sóc các em bé tốt hơn.
Những người chăm sóc là một nhóm những người
phụ nữ tuyệt vời cô luôn mỉm cười và yêu thương với
các em. Các cô có tình yêu chân thành với công việc này.
Số tiền từ lòng hảo tâm của quý ông (bà), anh (chị), em sẽ được dùng cho:
3 000 000 VND ($185 Aus) tiền lương mỗi tháng cho người chăm sóc.
1 188 000 VND ($74 Aus) vật phẩm cần thiết cho những đứa bé dưới một tháng tuổi mỗi tháng.
737 500 VND ($46 Aus) vật phẩm cần thiết cho trẻ từ 6-12 tháng tuổi mỗi tháng.
470 000 VND ($ 29 Aus) vật phẩm cần thiết cho trẻ trên 12 tháng tuổi mỗi tháng.
Số tiền mà tôi nhận được từ quý ông (bà), anh (chị), em
thông qua trang web này sẽ phải trừ đi 10% phí quản trị website, nơi tôi đang cập nhật tin tức từng ngày.
Chúng tôi thật sự rất cần sự giúp đỡ của bạn.
Tôi sẽ cập nhật sớm những câu chuyện và hình ảnh khi tôi ở đây.
Cám ơn sự giúp đỡ của tất cả mọi người.
We have lots of people to thank. Rotary Club of Thuringowa Central, my wonderful brother in law Mark Barron (who did all the work with them), and Roni Wildeboer-Dooley and her Charity, Artist for Orphans who do such great work in Vietnam, paid for the amazing extension.
The Kyneton Rotary and their alternative schoolies group who paid for and built the sensory wall, climbing wall and moved what was the sandpit into the extension so we could turn it into the ball pit.
Hiển Ni, who generously donated the netting to go over the ball pit. I paid for the 4,000 balls to go into the ball pit with money from Juanita Lowther, Jessica AG (who raised so much money for us at Christmas hand making Christmas decorations to sell), Casey and Adam (from America), St Aloysius chocolate fund and TMD kmy through Ian Lim. I took a bit of money from all your donations to pay 4.8 million VND for the balls then the cost of delivery and hardware to fix it took the price up to just over 5.5 million VND.
Last but not least Julie Cope who paid for the Astro Turf that covers 2/3 of the floor.
This extension, with all that is in it, is a fantastic place for the children to be children, play, laugh, grow and develop physically and mentally in a safe and weather protected area while still being outside in the fresh air. Thank you very much Janny and Li Ban for helping me put up the netting, they learnt how to use a battery drill, and all the work Janny has done helping me make this possible.
This is one of those times when a group of people have come together and made an amazing and lasting difference in theses children’s lives.
Thank you all so much.
Because it was a week day the older children were at kindergarten so we got to spend lots of time with the younger children who unfortunately still have colds, but seem to be getting towards the end of it. Lots of runny noses but the coughs seem to be getting better.
Casey and Adam were cuddling children and playing with some toys and balloons that we had taken up in no time. Balloons always go down a treat with the children. After lunch we went for a walk around the grounds and then came back to lay the Astro Turf.
Thuy wanted to have some floor covering on parts of the granite and we decided on Astro Turf, Julie Cope (a fabulous lady who has previously visited has paid for this).
The Astro Turf will hopefully reduce the wet areas and add some safety to the steps and out from the bath area. Adam and the driver of the car moved the Astro Turf into position for me and helped roll it out and Casey, Janny and I trimmed it up.
The children watched us in amazement. They were out on it pretty quickly playing as soon as we had finished.
Casey was singing songs to Thanh which had them all entertained. Unfortunately we had to leave and make the trip back to Nha Trang soon after we had laid the Turf.
Thank you very much Casey, Adam and Janny for coming up. It was a great day with lots of things achieved.
Another year had gone by very fast
This year 2018 we have had many groups of people and many individual visitors come from different countries over the world to visit our orphanage. We have done lots of projects at the orphanage from their very generous donations from individual donations as well as regular monthy donations. Many people have also donated for the children toys, clothes, bikes, walkers ..v..v..We are very blessed to have met and be helped by so many different people.
We recevied some new babies this year. We had 19 children but one of the baby’s actually went back to her family so at the moment we have 18 children. Nhan is the one who left, her parents wanted to have her back because they now have money to take care of her. We were very happy for Nhan and we hope that she will have a better life in the future.
The older children go to kintergarden, they are enjoying going to school 5 days a week, the twin Trung and Nghia they are much happier, they sing, dance, talk and play very well with other children. Hau, Hieu, Hien, Trong, Tai, Duc, Phuoc, Loc, Tam, Thanh, Tinh are growing very quickly, they are taller, stronger and look after each other like a big family.
Tho is running around very quicky, Bao An is starting to walk, he is lazy sometimes, Thien will start to walk soon he is using the walker now, Hoa, the youngest baby, is crawling, sometimes she falls down from the hammock to the floor and she doesn’t cry.
The children are sick at the moment because the weather is getting cold and it rains a lot in Tu Bong with a very strong wind. The carers are sick too because the chilrden sharing germs with them. They all have a fever, a runny nose and cough.
Once again, thank you for all your kindness to the children and your continuing suport to us, to help the children get a better life in the future.
Expenses for the month are:
Formula step 1 : (8 x 310) = 2,480,000 vnd
Formula step 2 : (12 x 300) =3,600,000 vnd
Grow Plus fresh milk for Phuc : (2x330)= 660,000 vnd
Grow Plus formula for Phuc : (2x360) = 720,000 vnd
Salary for assistant : 4,500,000 vnd/month
Wages for carers : (4 x 3,000)= 12,000,000 vnd
Garbage bill : 1,200,000 vnd / month
Total : 25,160,000 VND
We had a great time but unfortunately quite a few of the children were sick, on the Friday more children were sick so they had to stay home. We planted more plants for the hydroponics with the new medium, it will be interesting to see how it goes.
We ended up taking quite a few of the children for a walk on the Friday up to the temple and playing blocks and riding bikes. We even got to weight and measure everyone, which we have started doing each month.
It’s amazing watching on paper how much and how fast the children grow. We got to spend lots of time with the younger children while the older ones were at school. We had a great time. It’s always wonderful to spend time with everyone.
Thank you Janny and Ailsa for coming up helping and spending time.