The Healing Art of Dance Therapy

The Healing Art of Dance Therapy

This April we were fortunate to have Howard Wilkinson, and his partner, Nicole Venter, from Melbourne working with us for two weeks. Howard and Nicole are dance therapists; Howard having more than ten years experience in providing dance-music therapy for children with...
Homegrown Children

Homegrown Children

In March 2013, we began a pilot project to train families of children with cerebral palsy how to work together to allow their child to live as independently as possible at home. We settled on some Conductive Education techniques as being the best method. Conductive...
Expect the Impossible

Expect the Impossible

In September 2012, we took 2 children into our programme that seemed to have such challenging issues, that we told their anxious families that we could only accept them for a probation period. Both children – a five year old boy on the autism spectrum, and a...
Childhood As It’s Meant To Be

Childhood As It’s Meant To Be

One of the best things about our work is seeing how much fun the children have together. Most of them had previously been very much isolated from their peer group. It is great to see them having the kind of childhoods that all children should be able to...
Child with Down’s Syndrome Blossoms

Child with Down’s Syndrome Blossoms

Every so often, we see proof that our programme is really working when one of the children suddenly ‘blossoms’. This month we witnessed a dramatic improvement in a 12 year old girl with Down’s Syndrome. We have been working with the girl for 13 months....
Voluntourism

Voluntourism

Voluntourism, closely linked with Orphanage tourism, often results in very little benefit to local communities. The focus seems to be more on the “experience” of the volunteer, and not on the actual needs of the beneficiary and the true value to them....
Voluntourism

Orphanage Tourism

Orphanage tourism is becoming a serious problem in South East Asia. Well-intentioned tourists visiting children in orphanages can unintentionally do more harm than good in the long-term. Children are not tourist attractions.  If you are considering visiting an...
Recent Volunteers

Recent Volunteers

We are extremely grateful to all of our supporters for their wonderful support. We would like to thank Hale School, from Perth, Western Australia who recently visited us and continue to provide financial support. In addition, we wish to thank our recent volunteer...

Project Partners

As we move in to the operational phase of the centre, we are grateful for the generous support and assistance that we are receiving from the following International organisations: The Mulligan Project Kianh Foundation and The Mulligan Project have had a relationship...
Healthcare Update

Healthcare Update

In March and April, we took all the children from our programme to the East Meets West dental clinic in Danang, where dental treatment was provided free of charge. In April, The Hoi An Foundation visited the centre and carried out a medical screening of our children....