Kindergarten at an orphanage in Ho Chi Minh City
In September 2000, the first Waldorf kindergarten in Viet Nam began in Saigon, as Ho Chi Minh City used to be called. This happened thanks to an Australian-Vietnamese kindergarten teacher who had discovered a completely bare room in the orphanage of the Dieu Giac nuns' temple, where the children were living. The sight was unbearable. So, beds were purchased, the room was beautifully set out and simple toys were acquired. Fortunately, the abbess warmed to this initiative and made it possible for young nuns to be trained as Waldorf kindergarten teachers.
Since that time, the kindergarten has been visited by orphans and street children from the area, who otherwise collect cardboard boxes or empty cans to contribute to the family income. This work with the young children can only be maintained through donations. And they are urgently needed, now!