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Monday, 21 April 2014 00:00

Tiny And Fragile


H. is her name, she is 7 years old, hasn't had a day at school yet, hang around her grandfather's house all day when her parents are working all day long, the whole week. Doing the labor job is not earning much. In the season, there is some work to earn some money, otherwise .....

Following an OBV volunteer in a remote province, I came visit and found out the little girl's status in the summer hot midday of the South. Walking over 1 kilometer to the destination, we had to park the car on the edge because of the narrow road. My whole body was sweating in hot humid summer day. When I just saw her, my whole body felt numb. How such heartless and barbaric man exists. He didn't even spare a very tiny girl weigh only 14 kg.

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Wednesday, 09 April 2014 14:29

Yesterday – Today – And Tomorrow

Mother Ngoc is talking with the children, new members of the OBV family


Yesterday was the past, a traumatic past.

• A little girl lived in the West of the country. After she was sexually abused by a local man and the incident was discovered and prosecuted, her whole family had been living in fear. Rocks were often thrown at the house, all bred fishes in the pond were dead after a few hours away. The family was always in watchout and ready to make emergency exit out of the house for fear of house being burned. The girl had to take leave of absence from the school because of getting beat on the way to school and intimidations.

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Mr. Binh Nguyen - director of OBV Vietnam - meets with her family

The OBV family is happy to receive its newest member who has just returned to Vietnam from Cambodia

This young girl was living with her mother due to the circumstances surrounding her parents' divorce. Her mother had the idea to sell her daughter to Malaysia for unknown yet potentially dangerous purposes, so she told a lie to her mother in order to get permission to visit her biological father in Cambodia. During her visit with her father, she explained her mother's intentions.

OBV Cambodia helped bring her to the OBV Vietnam house. Since she wasn't able to speak Khmer, she wasn't able to assimilate to life in Cambodia.

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Wednesday, 18 December 2013 18:56

A Stolen Childhood - Another Case!

During a training skill parenting workshop in Soc Trang, after knowing about the OBV missions, a woman from the Woman's Association had given our group tip about a 6 year old victim from 2 weeks ago

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Thursday, 12 December 2013 20:36

Dream Wings

Combined with the training program in Soc Trang, OBV Vietnam has donated a bicycle for an outreach case that we previously visited.

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Thursday, 05 December 2013 00:00

A Stolen Childhood!


Through a source from a reporter of NLD Magazine, OBV Vietnam has investigated and verified a case of a four year old girl was sexually assaulted server times.

After getting the information from investigating agency, OBV Vietnam has come and met Ms. T.T.V - the young girl's mother.

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Mr The Khanh – Project Manager at Viet Nam – with the father and daughter at their home in Ha Noi

Last week, OBV was very happy to welcome the new 15 year-old member to our house.  This happened after we visited her family's house in Ha Noi.  For many reasons, OBV Viet Nam decided to transfer her to Sai Gon.  This would separate her from the old environment and help her to forget the past and reintergrate into the new environment.  Although having other heavy obligations with family, her father still accompanied her, overcoming the 3500 km distance to settle her into OBV organization.

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Sunday, 08 September 2013 14:39

The Trip to Hanoi


The house of Be T.'s family

Receiving information from a priest with close ties with Vietnam OBV organization, we have arranged a trips to Hanoi to visit the children's families and to verify the information.

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Thursday, 05 September 2013 00:00

Sóc Trăng Story!


While I was in midway through parenting skills presentations in Soc Trang with other co-wokers, I received news that a child needed OBV help. Therefore, I went to the child's house together with a friend from the Women Association in order to verify the news.

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Monday, 15 April 2013 00:00

New chapter of life


Father Martino with A.T.

In the past when Father Martino wanted to bring me to OBV, I denied the suggestion because I did not want to be far away from my family, be separated and be in a different environment, because it would make me to remember the past.  Furthermore, I did not want to receive too much help from others….Those were my thinking back then.

However, meeting with children from OBV house through various activities and events have changed my mind.  Gradually, I have realized that the help and protection from Father, Sisters and OBV staffs are totally different from previous experiences.

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