Mid-Autumn Festival in Daklak & Quang Tri

Tony Ly

April 21, 2022

1. Mid-Autumn Festival in Quang Tri: Cheng Village, Tan Lien Town, Huong Hoa District, Quang Tri Province

The children here often go barefoot. They also have dark skin and are from the Van Kieu and Pako ethnic groups. Unlike many other families who have milk and bread to eat every day, children here don’t get much. They only eat rice with a few dried fish and wild vegetables every day.

The children were very happy to receive Mid-Autumn Festival gifts from TMT FOUNDATION. Many children, due to hunger, they took the cake out and ate it right away! Those sparkling eyes and innocent hands holding gift bags make us feel so meaningful.

2. Mid-Autumn Festival in Daklak

Because they live in the deepest commune in Daklak Province, the children are deprived of everything, especially during the Mid-Autumn Festival. They cannot wear new clothes to go to the Mid-Autumn Festival parties like many other children. But they still have to follow their parents to the fields and work. Children who are too young sit under a tree and wait for their parents to finish their work.

Because of the complicated pandemic, we couldn’t gather the children to give gifts. So we rode motorbikes to the children’s houses to bring the gifts right on their doorstep. The children were very happy and politely greeted us when they received the Mid-Autumn Festival gifts. Seeing the children happy makes us feel very happy as well.