“It was such a meaningful Sunday spent with the beautiful children. It’s hard to know what it feels like to be a parent of a child with special needs or how to understand how the children feel. I hope more people will come forward to lend a helping hand to such members of the community.”
QNET Vietnam employees came together to spend the day at the Disabled Children House, also known as Peace Village to bring some cheer to the children who call the Centre their home. The Centre was established in 1990 and provides care for more than 35 differently-abled children and orphans, with the support of a team of nurses who work as full-time staff. The day started with our volunteers arriving as early as 8 am to transport gifts to be distributed to the residents. Then, together with the nurses, they served and fed the children whilst listening to their stories. Much to the delight of the kids, the volunteers conducted an interactive painting session that ended with gifts and photo-taking which created a lively and engaging atmosphere. Many care centres for the differently-abled and orphans often lack the funds and resources to continuously provide quality care for its residents. Being situated in impoverished locations is also a challenge they face. Hence, a small contribution and support can go a long way in ensuring their hard work is sustainable. One of the volunteers, Sharon Quek, was grateful that she was able to extend a helping hand to the community by easing some burden off the nurses and show them the much-needed care for the children who welcomed them with warm hearts.