Steve Mahoney – September 2017

I first heard about Suzanne and Allambie in 2012 while listening to BBC Radio 4. As soon as I heard ...
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Peter Tran – July to October 2017

I met Suzanne by finding Allambie Orphanage through a community Facebook group.  From the first time I met her, it ...
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Anthony Wood April – August 2017

Background I arrived in Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam in late February with a 150 hour TESOL Certificate and an ...
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Ben Lowsley-williams November 2016 – March 2017

I got to know Suzanne and the children from Allambie whist spending 5 months in Saigon 2016/7. During this time, ...
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Jo Hill 30th May 2017

Jo Hill 30th May 2017 – Visit to Allambie Orphanage The best type of family   I recently went to ...
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Zoë Tinnes – April 2017

A large orphanage, siblings separated into large dormitory rooms with barred walls, walls that locked the children in at night ...
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Charlotte Miller – April 2017

I would like to tell you about my time at the Allambie orphanage. I think my preconception of the idea ...
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Abbi – February 2014

I have just come back from an incredible week at the Allambie orphanage. I didn’t really know what to expect ...
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JD Gardner – 2013 – 2017

My name is JD and I've been volunteering for Allambie for about 5 years now. I really enjoy the atmosphere ...
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Hannah Hones – September 2014

I have just come back home after an amazing week spent with everyone at Allambie Orphanage. I was asked to ...
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Chloe Weightman – Feb 2014

Chloe Weightman – Feb 2014   Testimonial for my trip to Allambie orphanage When I found out that I was ...
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Phil Saleh September – November 2013

I found Allambie through and internet search where it stood out as being especially warm and caring, in stark contrast ...
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Louise Silk – February to March 2013

I had been teaching English in Vietnam for 3 years when a friend told me about  Allambie. Having been there ...
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Ann Vermeire – December 2012 – Jan 2013

We spent the Holidays ( Christmas and New Years) in Vietnam. My son and family joined us from Zhuhi, China ...
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Sam Bradwell – December 2012

Having first visited Allambie in June 2011 while travelling around SE Asia, I decided to return in December 2012 to ...
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Miles Law – May 2012 to Jan 2013

I'd been in HCMC for about eight months when I thought about volunteering. I searched the Internet and came across ...
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Jade Parsons and Vicky Armer – June 2012

Vicky and I arrived in Vietnam on a humid day in early June. Greeted by the beautiful Suzanne, we were ...
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Patrick Hartwig – August 2012 


Allambie, the children and Suzanne:
When we arrived in HCMC, first thing we did was meeting Suzanne to introduce ourselves and ...
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Ashleigh – September 2011

Ashleigh - September 2011 When I first arrived in Vietnam I had no idea what to expect from the experience ...
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Rafaela – October 2011

My first impression when I sat down to have tea with Suzanne was ‘Okay, she is definitely a real Mum’! ...
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Mark Eggering – May 2012

I'm a Vietnamese adoptee from the US who decided to finally make the trip back to Vietnam after 38 years ...
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Prue – March 2012

March 2012 - Prue I was planning to spend a month in Vietnam working in an orphanage. I had been ...
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Mark Ledwick – February 2012

February 2012 Mark Ledwick I've just returned from an excellent time in Vietnam with Suzanne and the Allambie kids. It’s ...
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Helen Ledwick and Paul Brickles – January 2012

Helen Ledwick And Paul Brickles - Jan 2012 Our experience has been wonderful from start to finish! We heard about ...
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Una – July 2011

Una - 2nd July 2011 – 2 weeks volunteering at Allambie I first heard of Allambie as I lay in ...
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Linda, Phil, Luca and Bump – June 2011

We heard about Suzanne and Allambie, as a result of a purely chance meeting with a friend of Suzanne's, just ...
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Timka – February 2011

I have just finished 2months volunteering at Allambie and I have to say, it's been fantastic! I've been lucky enough ...
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Sam – May 2011

Sam - May 2011 My time at Allambie has been such a satisfying and humbling experience. Although I only spent ...
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Cora – June 2011

When we hear the word 'orphanage' a lot of images come to mind, many of them not too pleasant, but ...
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Julia Hirst – 2011

In July 2008 my family and I moved to Vietnam for three years as my husband took up a new ...
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