Jasmine (University of New South Wales)

The experience with Red Lotus has been an amazing and eye opening experience. While it has definitely been confronting at times it has also made me realise the impact of our presence and the impact of simple things such as just making the kids smile or laugh or even just react in some way. Justine is also great with emotional support and generating a better understanding of the culture and ways of the center.

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Bashka and Justine (University of New South Wales)

Overall we think the work Red Lotus is doing with their Helping Hands program is incredible and it is wonderful to see how much each staff member cares for the kids. The staff were also great for us new volunteers to help us settle, understand the culture and teach us about the goals of the program. We are really grateful for the experience Red Lotus has facilitated as we have learnt so much about the Vietnamese culture, the deeper issues concerning the center and volunteering in general.

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Jessica (University of New South Wales)

This trip has been amazing, emotional and definitely one to remember. It has given me so much joy to be a part of this cause even just for two weeks.

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Shari (USA)

It has been an honor to work with all of the Helping Hands and Red lotus staff again. It is obvious from the conditions, attitudes and excitement of the children and staff that improvements are many. I am saddened to have to leave again as I am every year. Keep up the good work!

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Colette (USA)

I am so impressed by all of the Helping Hands staff. Everyone exceeded my expectations and were so caring and warm in their work. I will be back ! Especially a large thanks to Justine the RLF coordinator she deserves the world and more <3 <3

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Megan (USA)

I had a great experience with Red Lotus. Justine was an amazing support and was great at making me feel comfortable and settled at the center. I also had an amazing time getting to know the kids and the Helping Hands staff especially Tham and Nam.

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Alexandra (USA)

I learned a lot from this experience and was very well supported by Justine throughout my experience.

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Deborah (USA)

Justine was amazing in supporting us and accommodating our needs and I am so thankful for her service. It would have been very difficult to acclimate to this environment and to have fun if not for Justine.

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Allison (USA)

Overall I thoroughly enjoyed my experience working with Red Lotus. The physical, emotional, and spiritual lessons I've learnt the past two weeks have been invaluable and has forever impacted my life. I also appreciated the warm welcome by the staff and their willingness to listen to our ideas and to try new strategies for the kids.

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Alyssa (USA)

Red Lotus was very supportive and I felt blessed by their determination to serve the children with enthusiasm. It was really eye opening to see how different the culture was in Vietnam and how Red Lotus was really good about making a way for cultural respect while caring for the children's/residents needs.

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