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.
This month we have finished the ball pit for the children to play and laid the astro turf to cover 2/3 of the floor in the extension which was donated by a very lovely lady, Julie Cope. I took some money that Juanita Lowther, Jessica AG, Casey and Adam , St Aloysius chocolate fund and TMD kmy through Ian Lim, I took a bit of money from all their 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 5million VND.
Hien Ny donated the netting to go over the ball pit, very important because you know that the children will through all the balls out.
California Fitness and Yoga Centers Nha Trang Vietnam visited our Orphanage on Sunday 20 th of Jan, Sunday to deliver the amazing gifts which included nappies, formula, milk, toys, clothes and food. It was such an amazing amount of gifts that they had collected for us. They bought outfits for all the children so now they have new clothes for TET, always important for the Vietnamese people.
Amiana Resort Nha Trang visited us on 26 th of Jan and brought us lots of gifts as well, washing powder, floor cleaning, rice, nappies, baby wash and soft toys for the children.
The children are still sick they have runny noses, fever and coughs. Thuy has taken Thien and Loc to Nha trang to have a health check, Loc and Thien have a chest infection, we hope they will get better soon.
Lunar New Year is coming soon, everyone in the orphanage is busy preparing everything to be ready for Tet. Unfortunatly, a few carers will be back to their family on TET holiday, only Thuy, Ninh, Hoa and one of the older ladies who look after Tinh and Loc will stay.
When we visited the orphanage with the people from Amiana we gave all the carers Tet gifts and lixi (lucky money for the New Year).
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 especially California Fitness and Yoga Centers Nha Trang Vietnam and Amiana Resort Nha Trang for their special help.
Expenses for the month are:
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
Astro turf + delivery fee : 15,000,000 vnd
Mats X 6 = 1,350,000 vnd
Car hire fee : 320,000 vnd
Balls + tools + delivery fee : 5,297,000 vnd
Toys, baloons and fruit for the children : 613,000 vnd
Gift for wages + Delivery fee : 1,540,000 vnd
Clean floor and cf for Orphanage : 268,000 vnd
Extra money for Thuy for TET: 4,000,000 vnd
Lixi for Tet : 8,280,000 vnd
Total : 55,748,000 VND
With this money they bought nappies, washing powder, floor cleaning, baby wash, soft toys for the children and rice. It is these basics that the orphanage really need at the moment.
They took 13 of their staff along with Janny and I up to the orphanage for the day. They got to spend time and play with the children before the children went to sleep and then we took them for a walk around the grounds before coming back and having lunch.
While we were there Janny and I took the opportunity to hand out lixi to the ladies for TET.
Thank you very much to Amiana Resort Nha Trang for thinking of us, coming up and spending time and your very generous donations. Thank you to Janny as well for all your help.
I took 10 of the staff up to the orphanage on Sunday to deliver the amazing gifts which included nappies, formula, milk, toys, clothes and food. This is Such an amazing amount of gifts that they had collected for us. They bought outfits for all the children so now they have new clothes for TET, always important for the Vietnamese people.
The children played with all the toys and were especially fascinated by the dancing robots. The cars were quickly claimed and soon everyone was zooming cars around the extension. Aiden, Gerry’s 4 year old son was having lots of fun with all the children, it was great to see. Phuc was out with us getting lots of cuddles and attention. After a lovely lunch we went for a walk to the Temple and returned back to the van to come home.
Thank you everyone for coming up and spending time with the children. Thank you so much for thinking of us at Christmas and thank you to all the wonderful staff at California Fitness and Yoga Center as well as the patrons who donated.
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.