Giving back to local communities has been a principle of Origin Travel’s founder Ruby since his days as a student at Tourism University in Hanoi, Vietnam.
The students performed a wonderful play they wrote for us.
This is a small gesture but it is very significant to the 25 children who now have supplies of notebooks for almost a whole year and are committed to studying hard this year!
In addition to this donation, Origin Travel provides comprehensive scholarships for five children from poor families in the village who do not have the financial ability to attend school. These scholarships provide funds for school supplies and appropriate clothing.
The recipients of the scholarships in 2011-2012 are:
- Ngyen Van Thuan Grade 1
- Nguyen Thi Thuy Grade 4
- Nguyen Van Lanh Grade 4
- Nguyen Thi Yen Grade 2
- Nguyen Thi Truc Grade 4
Funding for this year old program comes entirely from a portion of the profit from Origin Travel’s business and small donations from our clients.
We are very proud of being able to contribute to the betterment of the children in the village and hope to make even larger contributions to Bai Tu and other villages in the area in the future.
We hope that our clients and guests are able to make a small donation to our program, or even create a small, lightweight “care” package with basic, readily available school supplies such as notebooks, pencils, erasers for our students.
We believe that children without education is like a car without gasoline. Education is the key to the future for children and families in impoverished areas of our country and we are doing our part to ensure it is available to as many children as possible!