21 Sept 2012

Sapa O'Chau in Vietnam

Sapa O'Chau project in Vietnam

My tandem buddy Clinton and I visited the Sa Pa region during my tandem challenge. Clinton and I decided to go on a Minsk Motorbike adventure from Hanoi to Sa Pa and back. At that time I was still looking for a charity to support in Vietnam.

Once we arrived we were looking for a place to stay so we started asking people for some recommendations. We bumped into Andy Illingworth and he clearly knew the region well. He told us to stay at Queen hotel a budget friendly place in the center. He also told us to go for a coffee at the Sapa O'Chau café that he works at...

So we went and discovered that the café and the hiking tours they organize are there to support the tribe people from the region in their education. We were invited to attend a class with the kids and  spent a morning with tribe kids of all age helping out during english and math classes. The motivation of the children was just incredible. They were all very active and eager to learn. Many of them don't speak english or even Vietnamese so most of them end up selling stuff to tourists in the streets of Sa Pa.

English reading exercise that went very well. Good student!
Clinton helping out with Math

 If you want to learn more about the Sapa O'Chau project you can visit their website here.

They definitely deserve support since it gives these kids the chance for a better education and with it a chance for a better future.


We are currently looking to donate a part of the money raised during the Cycle for Charity event organised by +Melanie Djiauw .

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