Sunflower HouseThe first K.I.D.S. house was built in 1999 and was provided with new floors and paint in 2011. 26 girls between the ages of 5 and 17 find a safe home here. In the heart of district 6, 20 minutes by taxi to and from the centre, 5 minutes from the schools ànd the municipal swimming pool!
Lotus Kids HouseThe second house, an hour’s drive from the city, is in a lovely suburb surrounded by greenery. The distances are greater here, but every day 26 girls enjoy living in their lovely house with its spacious playground built in 2006.
Lemongrass HouseOnce it used to be Julius Jaspers’ prime example house, and after the death of co-founder Jean Houleiman in 2008 it became part of K.I.D.S.. Lemon Grass House is situated in the Red Cross district 3, which is 10 minutes from the centre and at present it houses 26 boys.
Sunlight HouseSince January 2012 this house has been managed by K.I.D.S. The house can accommodate 20 boys and is situated in district 2, which is 20 minutes-drive to and from the centre of Ho Chi Minh City. In November 2012 the house was re-painted by volunteers from the Netherlands. We are very proud of the result, the house looks beautiful again.
SPI Study HouseIn 2012 K.I.D.S. started with the SPI Study House. The girls living in this house have come from one of the K.I.D.S. shelters. They do a follow-up course at college or university. Their study comes first, but they also prepare their own meals and help with the cleaning. In short the girls in the SPI Study House are supported whilst on their way to an independent life.
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