Glocal Ventures

PRINTNews  /  Industry News Article

Norfolk Highschoolers Build Dorm in Sapa

June 24, 2011

The highschool students from Norfolk Christian High School (NCHS) Norfolk, VA came to Vietnam for two weeks in June. During this time they were able to build a dorm for students in Sapa. The dorm was built because many students live miles from their school and this enables them to spend the night during the school week rather than having to walk far distances daily. After the NCHS completed their task they returned to Hanoi and spent quality time with kids from the local orphanage at SS3. This was a meaningful experience for both the students of Norfolk and the people in Vietnam. 


  The NCHS students had a lot to say about what they learned from their experience. The students all came to the conclusion that they have taken much for granted. Many students stated that this trip has allowed them to realize how much God has truly blessed their lives. The students were able to learn much about themselves as well as their individual relationships with God.


 Their most memorable experiences were hanging out with the kids and seeing their happiness. They enjoyed getting to know each other on a much more serious, spiritual level. Coming to Vietnam, allowed the students to develop a deeper understanding for different cultures, as well as allowing them to have a greater understanding and sense of the beauty of God's creation.

written by GVI interns Cristin, Candace and Cammie Creel



Reaching deeper – Youth Mentoring Program 2017

Life skills are essential for teenagers, especially those living in orphanages. When teenagers grow up in orphanages, they often do not have as much time to interact with adults as they would at home. So what happens when parents and adults do not spend much time with children during this age? They seek and find information from other sources, such [...]

Stay Up To Date


Sign up today for our e-newsletter to find out what is going on and get involved.

Contact Info

Glocal Ventures, Inc.
1870 Rufe Snow Dr.
Keller, TX 76248

T: 817-656-5136
F: 817-656-4671