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Humanitarian Projects

WE CAN AND DO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THIS WORLD!

S.T.E.P.'s humanitarian projects have provided: water filtration systems, pediatric wheelchairs, bicycles, brain shunts, food, computers, clothes, dental hygiene, medical, and school supplies, and funding to help build and supply orphanages


Te-Phan Don Boscoe Orphanage for handicapped children. Building the rooms and painting the walls!


In 2018 with the help of CHIA(Children's Hope in Action) S.T.E.P. provided 30 bikes to at risk students in the Central Highlands of Vietnam and 6 wheelchairs. 
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In 2016 CHIA and S.T.E.P. provided 30 bikes to at risk students and 3 children's wheelchairs.
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S.T.E.P. travelers bring 30 kids from the Mia An Orphanage to a new adventure at the Fairy Spring Park and bring supplies to their home.

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Along with Pacific Links( Adapt) Program, STEP provided 50 bikes to At Risk students to provide transportation to school to avoid the sex trade. 
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S.T.E.P. brings kids from the Don Bosco Orphanage for ice cream and site seeing.
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In December 27, 2013, the Mai An Orphanage was dedicated. S.T.E.P. helped to fund the building of this orphanage that provides refuge for disabled, abandoned, and the street children of Vietnam, including unwed teenage mothers. We also raised funds to furnish the facility with basic supplies such as beds instead of mats.

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Mai An Orphange

In August of 2012, S.T.E.P. helped to bring a clean water project to the KIng Jesus Charity Home, an orphanage in Kumasi, Ghana. This orphange currently houses 157 children from toddlers to young adults. In an effort to be self-suffient, the orphanage can sell quality water from their well. S.T.E.P. purchased the cages that held the water containers, a necessary set-up for the selling of water.

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In March 2012, S.T.E.P. received a request from Thanh's family saying "Thanh biggest dream was to go to school like a healthy child" Thanh has cerebral palsy and desperately needs a walking wheelchair to assist him in walking. On March 23, 2012 Thanh became our 260th recipient of a wheelchair/walking device.

 

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Adjustable pediatric wheelchairs, valued at $150 each, have been provided by S.T.E.P. to handicapped children who have never had the ablility to sit up on their own.

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S.T.E.P.and the Spring Valley Rotary donated 180 backpacks to children of East Ramapo Central School District. Pictured below is a backpack giveaway at the West Street Childcare Learning Center in Spring Valley, NY.

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In December 2012, we heard the plight of a 47 year old Army Veteran in desperate need of a wheelchair to get around. Abbe was injured while in the military, ending her career. Since her old wheelchair was no longer serviceable, we were able to give her a 3 month old Jazzy wheelchair, giving mobility back this proud veteran!

 
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Since 2009, S.T.E.P., has provided 2 meals daily for the Don Bosco Shelter, which cares for the abandoned children dropped at their door. Feeding about 46 children for a year costs $2,750. Also during our 2012 trip, $500 was donated by a S.T.E.P. traveler to repair their leaky roof.

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At the Thien An Shelter S.T.E.P. has provided a yearly supply of rice for the 60 orphaned children valued at $2,300 for the past 3 years.

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S.T.E.P. travels into the rural areas where education is limited and students must walk great distances to attend school. A bike can provide an at risk child easier access to attend school, thus preventing them from being lured into the sex trade industry. The bike, made in Vietnam, costs $50.  The students are monitored and made responsible for continuing their education while they use the bike.

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S.T.E.P. purchased a water filtration system for the Thanh Xuan Peace Village(home for handicapped children) and The Rose School in DeLat.

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In 2007, S.T.E.P. donated 58 brain shunts to the Go Vap Hospital for children suffering from water on the brain. Upon receipt the Vietnamese doctors preformed the necessary surgeries to save the children's lives.  

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