Julia Hirst – 2011

In July 2008 my family and I moved to Vietnam for three years as my husband took up a new career. We were overwhelmed by the beauty of the country and the gentleness of the people but saddened by the poverty and the amount of children in orphanages. Once my children were settled into school, […]

Hear from Volunteers at Allambie

March 2012 – Prue I was planning to spend a month in Vietnam working in an orphanage. I had been to Vietnam twice before and I wanted to work somewhere, that wasn’t built to suit tourists, or corrupt. My options were therefore limited. I was drawn to Allambie, because it really was just so different […]