Founded by Trish Franklin in 1997 to support some of the most vulnerable children in Vietnam, from its beginnings Loreto has provided shelter and support for street children in Ho Chi Minh City. Their programmes aim to impact the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable children through the transformative potential of education.
Loreto Vietnam has always strived to be responsive to the needs of the communities it works within. This responsiveness is evident when considering the range of achievements over the past 20 years; from shelters for street children to constructing a special needs school for children with disabilities and supporting the development of a special needs curriculum, life skills programmes and teacher training. The NGO’s current focus is on improving education in disadvantaged rural areas in six provinces in the south of Vietnam.
The 20-year celebrations will acknowledge and celebrate the support of the many individuals, businesses and organisations that have enabled Loreto to improve the lives of thousands of children. The event will be held at Lubu Restaurant in late November and will provide the opportunity to thank supporters, as well as to share stories of Loreto’s first 20 years and the organisation’s exciting plans for the future.
For more information on Loreto Vietnam, click on loretovietnam.org