Hue Children's Shelter


Hue Children’s Shelter is home to children without parents and children whose family cannot currently care for them directly. 

We provide education, training and recreational activities to ensure children have happy childhoods and indepedent futures.

Hue Children’s Shelter

Since 2006, we have helped disadvantaged children at Hue Children’s Shelter reach their potential.

Hue Children’s Shelter is a home for children without parents, or without family that are able to care for them, in Thua Thien Hue province.  We have been working with Hue Children’s Shelter since 2006.

Hue Children’s Shelter is managed by local authorities. Our aim is to ensure that the children at Hue Children’s Shelter are fully supported and able to receive the opportunities they need.   


What We Do

Hue Help works with Thua Thien Hue Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs to provide support to Hue Children’s Shelter. 

We work with specialist tutors to provide education at Hue Children’s Shelter, including a Special Educational Needs tutor. Nearly all children attend regular schooling – our tutors are there to support their education. Every child has the right to an education.

Life Skills Training
We provide training to both staff and the children directly on a range of life skills – including first aid training, water safety education and anti-trafficking training. 

Recreational Activities
With limited staff and a lot of children, it’s difficult for the shelter to organise recreational activities for the children. We organise activities both at the shelter – such as birthday parties – as well as outside. We organise regular trips out in Hue, as well as trips away in the summer. We work to ensure the children at the shelter have fun, engaging and activity filled childhoods!

University Scholarships and Vocational Training
We help with university applications and provide full funding for anyone accepted in to university study from Hue Children’s Shelter. We also help find vocational training and other options where appropriate. Our aim is to make sure that the young adults who leave the shelter do so equipped with the skills, knowledge and resources they need to be independent in the future.

Our Numbers

University <br /> Scholarships

Educational <br /> Classes

Children <br /> Supported

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you help Hue Children's Shelter?

Hue Help works to ensure that the children living at Hue Children’s Shelter have a happy childhood, access to a good education and are prepared for life after the shelter.

We do this by providing:

– Life Skills Training
– Extra Education
– Special Educational Needs tutors
– University Scholarships
– Support to apply for vocational training opportunities
– Recreational activities and trips away



Can I visit Hue Children's Shelter?

We do not facilitate visits to Hue Children’s Shelter. We receive a lot of requests to visit the shelter. Although well intentioned, regular visitors to the shelter can be disruptive. Our aim is to ensure that the shelter is as much of a normal family environment as is possible – and having lots of regular visitors is not in line with this.

We do not recommend visiting orphanages when travelling. Children deserve privacy in their own homes. For further information, please read this advice from ChildSafe.

If you would like to support Hue Children’s Shelter, the best way to do so is to make a donation to help us provide long term educational support. If you have skills and knowledge that our local team could benefit from, you could also consider volunteering with Hue Help.

If you would like to visit our team to learn more about Hue Children’s Shelter or any of work, we would love to welcome you to our office! Please get in touch to arrange a visit. 

Should children live at shelter shelters?

We would rather the children at Hue Children’s Shelter were with long term families than living at the shelter.

In Vietnam, there is no foster care system at present. We fully support the development of a safe and effective fostering system in Vietnam. The Ministry of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs is currently piloting a model in Hanoi.

At present, over 20 children live in Hue Children’s Shelter. These children deserve the same opportunities as every other child. Our work does not sustain the orphanage model – but we do believe that while effective, alternative  and safe models are being put in place, children living in institutional care must be provided with the best possible support to have happy childhoods and independent futures.

Is Hue Children's Shelter an orphanage?

Hue Children’s Shelter is referred to as a ‘social protection centre’ in Vietnam – it is a home to children who have no family (who are often referred to as orphans), as well as children whose family are currently unable to take for them directly. 

The shelter is under the management of Thua Thien Hue Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs – the government department responsible for children’s welfare in Vietnam. 

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