Although Exotissimo Travel has adopted a ban on orphanage and children centers visits by tourists, it is never the less encouraging donations to those in need through the EXO Foundation.
A foreign organisation built a 2 storey building for the orphans of the Center and funded the Center in 1997. Unfortunately, two years later the organization withdrew their sponsorship and left the Center to manage itself with their children without any support sources. Since then the Center has leaned on the support of kind people. Three nurses and cooks, one security guard, a mother and a head master, together with their will and strength are the main means that this orphanage has to attend the 55 children living there without any parents or relatives to take care of them.
Exotissimo Travel’s staff in Hanoi donated funds, food, crayons and painting books to support the orphanage activity and entertain the children. Despite the lack of resources available, the kids are still well educated and taught to manage their lives, and were happy and very excited to be told stories of travellers by Exotissimo staff. The visit took place before Lunar new year, when the weather was cold in Hanoi, and children were not wearing any shoes or socks. The EXO Foundation has thus decided to make a donation which will be given after Têt festivities, once precise needs are identified so that proper clothes can be purchased.
Exotissimo Vietnam donated over US$ 2,000 to different charitable causes in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh for Têt. The EXO Foundation donated in-kind essential goods to Ha Cau Orphanage including rice, oil, underwear worth $1,000.
Chúc Mừng Năm Mới – Happy Year of the Horse