According to the information from the Australian Embassy in Vietnam, Jake Norris, an English teacher in Vietnam, and Sean Down, his Irish friend, began their journey on December 2, 2023, starting from the Hanoi Opera House and following the Ho Chi Minh Trail to reach Ho Chi Minh City. 

Jake Norris and Sean Down on their walking journey for change of disadvantaged children in Vietnam. (Photo: Australian Embassy in Vietnam)

On February 24, the two teachers will conclude their extraordinary 2,000km walking journey from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City to fundraise for charity organizations dedicated to transforming the lives of underprivileged children in Vietnam, including the Thanh Loc Project and the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation.

The ambitious initiative, titled "Walking for Charity in Vietnam: Walk for Change," has garnered attention and support from individuals, organizations, and communities worldwide. Jake and Sean's mission is to raise funds to support the crucial efforts of the selected charities, the organizations that have committed to a mission of creating a lasting impact on the lives of children in Vietnam.

Jake shared, "The challenges these children face are unimaginable, and our mission is to make a difference. By walking across Vietnam, we hope to not only fundraise but also draw attention to the issues these children endure daily."

The "Walking for Charity in Vietnam: Walk for Change" initiative has gained significant attraction on social media, with Facebook and Instagram playing roles as channels for updating the situation, sharing stories, and serving as a means for individuals and businesses to follow Jake and Sean's journey.

Translated by Trung Thanh