When Hollywood superstars Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie went to Vietnam, they went to the Tam Binh orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City. And...they had adopted Pax Thien Jolie from Tam Binh Orphanage.
There are some Orphanages in Saigon:
Bà Chiểu Home
Add: 149/1 Nguyen Van Dau, Ward 11, Binh Thanh Dist, HCMC
Tel: (+84). 85.150.556
The Ba Chieu Home for disadvantaged and homeless girls in Ho Chi Minh City was set up in May 1996 with initial funding from the New Zealand Embassy. It is administered by the Women’s Charity Association of Ho Chi Minh City, a voluntary, non-governmental organisation set up in 1989 under licence from the HCMC People's Committee. After the first two years, the Embassy could no longer fund operating costs, so I have organised fundraising and private donations mainly from New Zealanders and New Zealand businesses with a Vietnamese connection ever since.
Tam Bình orphant education center
Add: 30/3 Ba Giang, Linh Xuan Ward, Thu Duc Dist, HCMC
Many of the Ties kids lived there as infants or toddlers. Currently, Tam Binh Orphanage is home to about 350 individuals, ranging in age from infants to adults, many with special needs.
See my photos from Tam Bình orphant education center at here (sorry this link is Vietnamese landguage).
Thien Phuoc Homes for Children with Disability
Thien Phuoc was established in 2001, and now caters for more than 120 children. It is a non-governmental organisation acting under the Catholic Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. It is a residential centre providing healthcare, rehabilitation and education.
Thien Phuoc provides a loving home for disabled children in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam. The children at Thien Phuoc require lots of help and support. Some are affected by Agent Orange. Some cannot walk or talk. Whatever their needs, we them a chance at life by providing love and hope, and by catering for their physical and spiritual needs.
Head Office 156 / 1, An Phu Dong Ward, District 12,
Ho Chi Minh City. Vietnam
Tel / Fax: (84-8) 7195997 0903 949 981 0918 207 660
Cu Chi Disable children education center (orange agent affected children)
The children at the Cu Chi Disable children education center are victims of Agent Orange, they are all disabled, abandoned and homeless. Agent Orange afflicts people in different ways from mental to physical disabilities and in some cases both at the same time. Some of the children at Cu Chi Disable children education center are so disabled that they can’t even talk, but they can all smile, and when you smile at them they smile back!
Add: Ấp lộ 6 - Nhơn Tây Commune - Củ Chi, HCMC
Christina Noble Children’s Foundation
Add: 38 Tu Xuong, Ward 7, Dist 3, HCMC
Established in 1989 by Ireland’s Christina Noble to assist the street children and orphans of Vietnam. Christina Noble suffered a tragic childhood in her homeland Ireland. Finding life unbearable in the cruel children’s institutions of the day, Christina herself, became a streetchild and knew from personal experience the realities of such a life. Thanks to Christina many children in Vietnam will not suffer in this way and their childhood will remain a treasured, precious time in their lives. Christina Noble’s dedication and hard work has changed the destiny of Vietnam’s disadvantaged children. The Foundation’s work now extends throughout Vietnam and into Mongolia.
Children are provided with shelter, education, health care and love The Foundation has many wonderful volunteers work tirelessly helping Christina and the children realise their dreams. The centre is centrally located in a beautiful part of Ho Chi Minh city. Seeing the wonderful work being carried out in the centre is a memorable experience and shows us all just what can be achieved with dedication, love and a willingness to help others. A visit to the centre will fill your heart with hope for the disadvantaged children of the world.
Visitors to the Foundation are very welcome but appointments are required. Visiting times are Monday – Friday at 10.00 a.m. or 3.00 p.m.
Dieu Giac Orphanage (Dieu Giac Pagoda)
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