The Village of Hope is a home for about 100 orphaned, hearing-impaired, and other at-risk children, ages 6 to 18, from Danang and Quang Nam province. Established in 1993, the Village of Hope is now managed by the Danang Relief Organization of Women and Children (DROWAC). Most of the children at the Village of Hope attend the local public schools. The hearing-impaired children, however, receive their education on-site from experienced, well-trained teachers because the public schools do not have classes for children with special needs.
The Village of Hope enhances children's education by offering extra classes in math, science, English, and computer skills to supplement the instruction given in the overcrowded public schools, which students attend in shifts and where classes often include more than 40 students.
The Village of Hope also provides extracurricular and vocational activities in tailoring, embroidery, cooking, woodworking, art, dance, music, and sports.
The Village of Hope provides other crucial support to nurture the children and develop all aspects of their potential. The children are divided into families of about 10, each family having its own dormitory room. About 500 children have grown up at the VOH since its founding. They have gone on to stable, independent lives, maintaining rewarding jobs, being good citizens, and contributing to society.