History is filled with moving stories of how a single person can change the world. Changing ‘your’ world, might mean just lending a hand to someone in your community, reconciling with a loved one or helping a person in another country you’ve never met. Four decades ago, Tom made an oath to spend the rest of his life helping people in need. During that time he and his family have made an untold number of personal sacrifices to touch the hearts of others. We all hope we’d be courageous enough to help someone else and not ask, “what’s in it for me?” BE THE CHANGE is dedicated to selfless acts of heroism, a celebration of the human spirit and perhaps inspiration for you to elevate the life of another.
(Hugh served as translator for the Unclaimed film crew)Hugh and his family support the Thi Nghe Protection Centre for Disabled Orphans in Thanh Pho Ho-Chi-Minh, Vietnam.
THI NGHE PROTECTION CENTRE FOR DISABLED ORPHANS
The Thi Nghe Protection Centre for Disabled Orphans in Ho Chi Minh city was founded in 1975. It is a centre established for the care protection rehabilitation and education of orphaned children. The centre helps children of all ages with all different kinds of conditions like; cerebral palsy, polio, developmental disabilities and intellectual disability. The staff here looks after an average of 400 children at any given time. The centre also helps to rehabilitate over 200 children in the community.
While here are only 1 doctor and 7 nurses there are 230 supporting staff members working at this centre including administrative staff, technicians, physiotherapists, teachers and general helpers.
The children all have varying levels of disability, some are able to look after themselves while others require help with all aspects of life including being fed and bathed. The staff at Thi Nighe love and care for the all the patients 24 hours a day, and try their hardest to help create a place of support and happiness for the children.
This video follows Huu through his tour of the centre and his experiences within.
To make a donation or to get more info you can contact Thi Nighe or Soeur Marie at:
153 xo Viet Nghe Tinh St.
W.17, Binh Thanh District
Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam
Tom Faunce dedicates his life to others at his own free will, but he can certainly use a helping hand. If you want to contribute and make a difference, donate any amount you see fit because every single penny will help be the change. Please support Tom's journey to make the world a better place and spread awareness about people in dire need. Your donations will go towards clothing, medicine and the construction of water wells.
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