“That’s what Kembla is all about,” she thought.
Upon her return home ‘negotiations’ were held with Chris and the result was that Kembla Watertech has donated funds to assist with rehabilitation work at the orphanage.
Tam Ky is a largish city located in Central Vietnam about 90 minutes south of Da Nang. Tam Ky Baby Orphanage is the permanent home for 45 orphans aged from newborn to eleven years old. There are 13–15 babies, five toddlers and 21 young children. Many of the babies’ backgrounds are unknown – they are left at the orphanage or at the side of the road.
The babies are housed in one room, sleeping six to a double bed with no mattress or, if very tiny, in one of the half dozen cots in the room. They are looked after by ‘mothers’ (government employees) who are paid $A80 a month to care for all the needs of the babies as well as to wash and clean the room and surroundings.Article continues below…
GVN Vietnam, the organisation that runs the volunteer program in Tam Ky, is currently fundraising and Kembla’s donation will assist this organisation with its work.