Located in Bac Ninh Province in Vietnam some 50 minutes away from Hanoi, Huong La Orphanage is home to children and adults with mental and physical disabilities. A group of Catholic sisters, headed by Sister Hai runs this orphanage and with a current headcount of 50 residents, the sisters receive no regular funding from the government and rely mainly on donations by volunteers who visit the orphanage.
We were greeted by the happy smiles of these lovely kids!
While some kids at the orphanage are able to dance and mingle with their visitors, some kids are unable to walk and are strapped to their beds. We noticed though that there are a few special chairs and Sister Hai at one point sat these kids so they could say hello to us. Thank you, Sister Hai!
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” — Nelson Mandela