June 2017 Mission
Twins for Hope would like to thank the following individuals and groups for their generous contributions and continuous support that have made these donations possible:
- Dr. Shannon Butler and Dr. Paul McDonald, Kingston
- Dr. Tim Agapas, Kingston
- Dr. James Yim, Kingston, and his supportive colleagues
- Dr. Ken Luco, Kingston
- Dr. Justyna Nowak, Kingston (Greenwood Medical Centre)
- Dr. Michael Yu, Kingston
Long Hai Vocational Centre (x3 bicycles):
Meet Thao (born 2001), her mother passed away and her father left. She lives with her uncle’s family, and they’re very poor. She has only completed Grade 5 although she is now 16 years old. She learns how to work with textiles at the Long Hai Centre.
Meet Thuy (born 2005), her father passed away and her mother has left. She currently lives her 80 year old grandmother, and is enrolled in Grade 1.
Meet Tuan (born 2000), his father passed away and lives with his mother. His mother fishes for a living, and is currently enrolled in Grade 3 where he learns how to fix motorbikes.
Ba Ria Sisters:
- Toothbrushes and toothpaste
- Dental floss
- Children’s Advil
- Hygiene products
- Food necessities (sugar, seasoning)
Ca May Man:
- 150kg of rice
- Toilet paper
- Cleaning products
- Food necessities (cooking oil, noodles, fish sauce, seasoning, rice, salt, sugar, condensed milk, coffee, tea, fresh fruit)
Pleiku Mai Am Giuse:
This cheerful household is where a 56 year old father cares for the wellbeing of 72 and-counting children and young adults. This was our first visit of hopefully many.
- 15 blankets
- Toothpaste and toothbrushes, dental floss, and Children’s Advil
- Diapers, baby formula, baby wipes
- Paid one medical consult (including transportation) for baby #72, accompanied by the father
Red Cross Da Nang
- 50kgs of rice
- Purchased their handmade goods for sale in Canada
Hospital in Da Nang
Twins for Hope visited the children’s cancer ward and contributed:
- toothbrush and toothpaste
- notebooks and colouring pencils
Twins for Hope connected with this new centre in Ho Chi Minh City. Children at this centre suffer from autism, down syndrome, and other behavioural ailments. Children attending this centre gain access to education for half a day. Limited vocational training is offered and the goods made by the children, are sold to fundraising. Twins for Hope has an interest in several of their products and hopes to bring them to Canada to our local supporters.
Kontum Dak Kia Village
This village’s population is 1,000, there are 70 active lepers and 150 children (and counting). The lepers (mostly elderly), live in home settings with their families and are cared for by the Sisters of Providence (originally from France). The elderly lepers receive daily medication and the nuns ensure that they receive nutritious meals. The village welcomes many minority children from the surrounding area. Some of these children whose families are unable to provide for them, reside in the dormitories on site; under the care of the sisters.