Tuesday, September 17, 2013

3 girls education funded by 'Hoi An Christmas Bazaar'

Update on 3 girls being educated with‘Hoi An Christmas Bazaar’funds:

Thanks to funds raised at the ‘Hoi An Christmas Bazaar’ Children’s Education Foundation is now in term 2 of helping three girls from Dai Loc with their education. We just saw them two days ago. They were all well and here are brief updates on them:

Nhu is in grade 7 now; she likes school and especially her English lessons. Nhu had a swollen eyelid when we visited her; an ant had bitten it!

Her 73 year old granddad who is responsible for her is having cataract surgery today. Her aunt is caring for her while he is incapacitated.

Thien Truc who is in grade 5 now enjoys math and English at school and is glad to be back at school to see her friends. She is quite a small girl and I had some second hand clothes and new socks with me that fitted her.

Vy is also in grade 5 now. She enjoys math and art at school. She finds it a challenge to learn Vietnamese history by heart!

Dad was home after going to HCM City to find some work. As he has spinal degeneration due to long term heavy labor he wasn’t able to do much work in HCM, so he returned home. One of our sponsor organizations in Vietnam is trying to find him work that is not physically stressful. When he is away her aunt look s after her as mum died last year.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Sunday September 8th is 'International Literacy Day'

Children’s Education Foundation - Vietnam’s ‘Mobile Library for Literacy’ works to encourage literacy through our mobile library service in Vietnam.

We take books to the children in our education programs in Da Nang and Quang Nam provinces. Books are also available for their siblings.

Lending books doesn't just increase literacy; there are other unexpected aspects to it, such as bringing great joy to the children! Also excitement is a very common reaction when they learn they can borrow a book, or two or three or four, as it is a real treat!

As the mobile library books grow in number we are able to lend more books to each child, to their siblings and parents as well. The more books, the more people become more literate!

Please invest in literacy by supporting our ‘Mobile library for Literacy’.

To donate:
Americans / USD donations: PayPal is on the US website and blog

Or please write a check and make it out to:
‘Children’s Education Foundation – Vietnam’ And send to our US manager:
Stephen Jackel, 277 Broadway, Suite 1010, New York, NY 10007

We have 501(c)(3) status (Internal Revenue Code). Please consult your accountant regarding the tax-deductible eligibility of your gift.

Australians / AUD donations: PayPal is on the Australian website and blog

Or please deposit funds into ‘Children’s Education Foundation’ account
Commonwealth Bank, Bondi Junction, NSW 2022.
Account: 10955621, BSB: 062-124
And please notify our Australian manager: Graeme c.e.f.vietnam@gmail.com

Or checks can be mailed to: 'Children's Education Foundation (Vietnam)'
PO Box 35, Glebe, NSW 2037

'Each donation makes a difference to literacy in Vietnam'

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Tam Ky and Nui Thanh home visits, written by Kim Chi

We had a fantastic home visit day going to Tam Ky and Nui Thanh homes on 25th August. We started early at 5:30 AM. It took one and half hours to arrive at Tam Ky. We saw the beautiful landscape as we traveled of the peaceful river and the mountains shrouded in the fog in the early morning.

We were very satisfied about almost all families in Tam Ky and Nui Thanh as they are honest and doing well. All children had a good summer vacation, with some of them attending extra classes, some of them could help their family at home and they studied as well.

I was impressed by Dieu and Bao Linh's family. Dieu has no parents but she has sweet grandparents and siblings who have worked hard to nurture her to become a lovely and gentle girl. Bao Linh’s mother has suffered with an ovarian tumor but she still wants Linh to continue going to high school in Hoi An. Therefore, she works hard to earn money for Linh's studying costs in Hoi An. She is a sweet mother.

We also had a delicious lunch at Thanh Long pagoda in Nui Thanh; it is very peaceful there. I was little tired at the end of the day, but happy because I could get more experiences and understanding about CEF’s children's situation.