Fun with the visitors

Amy with baby Thanh and Trung.

At the end of August, 2011 two of our sons were visiting us from the US, as well as a Japanese student who had seen TTO’s website and was visiting Southeast Asia wanted to visit. We scheduled a trip and several of our English Club Members also showed up. It was quite a crew! The orphans loved getting so much attention from all the volunteers and visitors! Enjoy the photos below. … Continue reading

TTO goes to Vung Tau for 12th year summer trip

From 19th to 21st of July 2011, TTO was able to go to a beach town nearby Ho Chi Minh city. The weather was good. The beach was one hundred meter away from the small hotel we stayed at. It was a clean and beautiful beach. The orphans enjoyed themselves a lot. The new arrival from Paris, France, the five student volunteers joined us for the trip. An Australian family with three or four kids got to meet the orphans and they were impressed how the orphans play well with each other and how the older ones love and care for the younger ones. When they left, the parents gave … Continue reading

The Singaporeans are here!

TTO received four young and vivid high school students from Singapore from 21st to 24th March. They brought with them many books and games and even though they couldn’t really communicate well, they had lots of fun and they did communicate well with international language—means love! They taught them math, English and played games with them, did kick feather with them. You can see the smiles of the orphans. LOVE spells T-I-M-E and with the young and loving heart, they won the hearts of the orphans! … Continue reading

15th year anniversary of TTO

15the year Anniversary of TTO

On 27th March, the 15th year anniversary of TTO was held at a church nearby TTO. There were about two hundred attendees to celebrate the occasion. It started with dragon dance and tiger dance out door and the audience was cheering. Inside a hall, a course of nice meals were served as we saw different performances by professional singers and the orphans. It bonded us, volunteers, supporters and friends together to do more to help TTO. … Continue reading

New building and the Lunar New Year

Baby

As they had planned it, the new building was done before the Lunar New Year which is called Tet in Vietnamese. It’s connected to the old building and it is nicely bright. See the photos below. It is well designed and there are a small room and two bathrooms at the back of each room. Above left photo is the library and it is on 2nd floor. If you are in Ho Chi Minh city, please visit and see it with your own eyes. You’ll like it! It gives more room to the children there. She still needs lots of help in keeping it clean and taking care of ever … Continue reading

Library of Hope has just opened

Library of Hope

Miss Thanh from SVA writes the following;             “I am glad to share with you a brief note concerning the charity library at the Truyen Tin Orphanage sponsored by the Solvay Vietnam Alumni Club (SVA).  In just 2 months, SVA raised 83,000,000 VNĐ (~4,000 USD) in cash and donations in the form of books, stationary, furniture, and a computer. On 23rd January 2011, the grand-opening of the Library of Hope was a blast. Many volunteers and donors participated in guiding the children in how to use the library. I could see smiles on their faces.               Thanks to the donation of tables and chairs from Akzonobel company, and books from … Continue reading

Christmas 2010

Christmas cheer! Father Paul ( on the right) is such a jolly Father.

On 21st December, we had a Christmas dinner and gift giving at TTO. Due to the construction of the new building, we had to have the dinner inside the house. There was no space in their yard, for there were materials for construction everywhere. Father Paul brought his youth group of about twelve people and I took a few friends with me. I met Ms. Mai there, who is an oversea Vietnamese. She happened to know TTO the day before the dinner party and she couldn’t help but staying over the night, seeing how much Miss Cu needed help. She is such an angel. We had spring rolls, rabbit curry, … Continue reading