Stories of our journeys to Vietnam; the work that we do and the adventures we have.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Reaching Out's Annual Adventure
Every year, our friends at Reaching Out are treated to an outing. This year 65 people, employees and their families ventured to the Ba Na Hill Station.
An early start aboard buses got them to the gondola at the bottom of the hill and after a thrilling ride over the forest tree tops they disembarked at this fabulous Vietnamese "Disney Land".
I am always so moved when I see how the team helps one another to get to and enjoy the attractions.
Binh and Quyen and groups of advocates throughout Vietnam are working hard to create awareness and implementation of new legislation requiring access for the disabled in public places. They have a long way to go, but seem tireless in their efforts.
In the meantime there were rides that thrilled, delighted and frightened the group!
Reports were that the buffet lunch was only mediocre.....but these cheeky monkeys thought that the scraps were just fine thank you very much.
Journeys of the Heart continues to contribute volunteer services to both the Reaching Out Craft and Gift Shop and the Tea House and has provided training scholarships, thanks to generous annual donations from our supporters.
We are so happy to see this hard working team having some fun!