PREVIOUS LOVE 2 YêU PROJECTS
Below are some key Love 2 Yêu previous projects, made possible by generous donors and sponsors over the last few years.
Love 2 Yêu launched the First Annual “Giving Season” | Tết Lì Xì Fundraising Campaign. The campaign was from Thanksgiving through the final day of Tết in February 2019, (for more information on the current campaign click here). The campaign accepted donations and sponsorships to underwrite the following items that covered our overall projects (see the sections below for further specific prior project needs):
1). $12,000 or 30 computers (underwrote computers at $400 per computer)
2). $9,000 sponsored both a full-time teacher ($6,000 annual salary) and a part-time teacher ($3,000 annual salary)
3). $5,000 underwrote books, supplies, and a software program permits for an English learning program
4). $5,000 underwrote a new playground
5). $3,250 underwrote new shoes for 230 children ($14 per student)
6). $2,625 underwrote new bikes for 25 children ($105 per student)
7). $2,500 sponsored The Love 2 Yêu Scholarship Fund for Advance Education that supports select students from any of our current programs, who show outstanding achievement.
If you are interested in donating for current programs, please click on the link in the right-hand corner above to donate funds or click here to contact us on donating or sponsoring specific items, as well as sponsorship packages.
Ben Tre Orphanage | Prior Project Need: education materials, food & clothing [click here to donate to current programs]
Here the majority of orphans were abandoned as infants or toddlers. Some have been in the care of Ben Tre for the last nine years. The current age range is between one year to 13 years old. Their greatest need of support is in education, basic healthcare, food, and clothing.
Bong Hue Orphanage | Prior Project Need: 2 computers, nursery supplies, books & teaching material [click here to donate to current programs]
Most of the orphans here were abandoned as infants or toddlers, since many of the local families tragically do not have the means to care for their children. The Bong Hue Orphanage provides these children food, education, shelter, and family, when they would otherwise have none. The children’s ages range between newborn and 8 years old. They learn English every Saturday morning to supplement the education they receive during the week.
All of these children began their lives in homelessness and extreme poverty. However, through Love 2 Yêu donors and sponsors their lives have been transformed. They now have the chance to learn English alongside their standard education, which will allow them to look for higher-paying jobs and opportunities once they finish schooling.
Cam Ly House | Prior Project Need: 10+ Computers, Books & Teaching Materials [click here to donate to current programs]
At the time of the prior project donations, there were 70 disadvantaged children, aged 5 to 18 at the Cam Ly House, which is run by nuns. Many of their parents are illiterate farmers living in the rural mountainous region of southern Vietnam. The children reside with the nuns at the Cam Ly House, where they have the opportunity to attend school. Staying there also enables them to have a safe home and daily meals, since their families can only afford to live day-to-day. However, the children are still very much connected to their families, including saying prayers for their parents when it rains, because the rain often leaks into their parents’ homes, which are primarily made out of straw and aluminum.
The children are taught English twice a week to teach English. With the support of donors, Love 2 Yêu had previously purchased and delivered two new computers for the school, and then provided more to accommodate the large group of children. Love 2 Yêu also provided requested books and teaching materials.
Duc Ba Notre Dame School | Prior Project Need: 8 Computers, Books & School Supplies [click here to donate to current projects]
The Duc Ba Notre Dame School teaches impoverished students free of charge, and at the time of the previous donations they had 100 students. Their parents are migrant workers, who earn less than $3 a day. But they are overcoming the odds with the help of the school, including a teacher who ram travels three hours a day to teach five classes that cover kindergarten through fifth grade. However, to teach more effectively the school needs 8 computers, books, and school supplies.
Hoa Hong Street Children’s Program | Prior Project Need: 10+ Computers [click here to donate to current programs]
Twenty years ago, Sister Thao was visiting her parents’ graves at the local cemetery, when she noticed a group of disheveled, homeless children literally living on the property. She learned that during the day, the children scrounged for food and begged for change. At night, they protected themselves with handmade weapons and knives from the threat of beatings, muggings, and rape. As a teacher at a nearby Catholic school, Sister Thao was granted permission from her supervisor to care for the children from 5 am to 7 pm at the school, when the school closes.
At the time of these donations, Sister Thao raised orphans, and her Hoa Hong Street Children’s Program helped 60 additional students, giving them a safe haven, an evening meal, and now, an opportunity to learn English and life skills. Miss Tram teached English to the children, which allowed them to pursue safer and more financially reliable job opportunities. Upon a visit there, Love 2 Yêu donated two computers to the orphanage, and were subsequently able to provide additional computers to enable more children to learn faster.
Nhu Nghia School & Home for Blind Children | Prior Project Need: headsets & special needs education material [click here to donate to current programs]
The Nhu Nghia School & Home at the time of this donation housed 60 blind children, learning independent life skills and reading with Braille. They also learn English through an interactive online program that enables them to speak English after listening to computer instructions. The Love 2 Yêu team visited these students, who are quite clever and fiercely self-reliant, participating in every minute of class. In fact, they insisted that they did not need help completing any of their daily chores around the schoolyard, when help was offered. Many of these children come from impoverished families without the means either to care for them during the day or provide a special-needs education without this program. Therefore, the Nhu Nghia School is a dream come true for them.