CAMPAIGN AGAINST  CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

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We departed at 6:15 A.M. After breakfast, we got on a boat to pass Tien Giang river to go to Tan Thanh, Tien Giang. It was silent and the air was fresh there in that water land in the morning. After going by boat for 15 minutes and 10 more minutes going by bike with the speed of 60 kilometers per hour, we reached Tan Thanh Primary School.

We took a boat in Binh Dai, Ben Tre to go to Tan Thanh, Tien Giang.

Our specialist Pham Thi Thuy was very nervous that we would be late. She wanted to be there 30 minutes before the lesson began because this 30 minutes was the important time to get to know the learners. We were so lucky to get there on time. It meant we got there 30 minutes before the lesson starting.

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Everyone focused on topics that need to be discussed.

We arrived in Binh Dai, Ben Tre province at 20:30 in a home that was said to be the best one and the “safest” one in both literal and figurative meaning. To get the best preparation, we gathered together at 21:00 at one of our members’ room, and in that room of the “safest” place, the bed became the meeting table.

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Just a few simple words and pictures from our training session to the Youth Leaders, in the prevention of Sexual Child Abuse, organized for Sunday the 27th November, 2016. The seminar was held at the Youth Leaders' Convention 2016 at the Parish of Phu Cuong, with OBV's psychologist Duy Ngyen leading the discussion.

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It was another Sunday morning with no rest for the wicked. With a special invitation for the father of the Parish, OBV's psychology team headed out to give another seminar on the "Prevention of child sex abuse", to over 600 of the youth at the Parish of Tan Phuoc in Tan Binh Saigon. With such a big group ranging in different age groups, we decided it was necessary to split us the seminar into 2 Sundays: 2/10 and 9/10.

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Almost one year ago, we had the opportunity to come to Cồn Bà (province of Tiền Giang) in a parenting session offered to local population. At that time, we were really impressed with the nature, the life and the people of the area. Probably, nice memories of that first encounter had drawn us to Cồn Bà again. That time, the same people with some sort of innocence and genuine kindness continue to surprise us and to leave unforgettable emotions within our hearts.

Tân Thạnh school was where the first parenting session will be taking place. Like in other previous sessions, we came early to prepare rooms and to set up computer, screen and projector necessary for the teaching. Several stories, a lot of memories during the whole session had left long lasting marks in our mind.

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It was a beautiful Sunday morning, a day where after a long week of work, we'd like nothing more than to relax with our friends and family, head off to the movies, and organize dinners and social events. Of course, for the One Body Village Vietnam family (Nhip Cau Hanh Phuc), we had other plans: To travel to the Thai Thien Parish in Dong Nai province, and give a seminar on basic sexual education, and prevention of child sex abuse.

Leaving at 5.30 in the morning from district 1, our group of 5 arrived at the Thai Thien Parish at 8.15am. Father Bao and the Youth Group leaders, Sunday School teachers had worked hard in the month leading up to this event to ensure a good turn out. The kids were divided into two age groups: the 6-12 year olds, and the 13-18 year olds.

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The Bridge to Happiness Center (OBV VN) initial media tour plan didn't include Truong Gia Mo Middle School. It was added at the last minute (89 minutes before departure) based on a sudden request from the head of the Bridge to Happiness Center. Many of the teens here have been lured into the world of drugs and prostitution, which eventually lead to dropping out of school. For that reason, the Board asked us to come speak with them.

So Quynh Ngoc (OBV Manager), The Khanh (Project Manager), Dr. Duy An (President), Nguyen Van Binh (Director) speaking with the audience.

The group left at 6:30AM from Can Tho, and after over 3 hours of travel, we finally arrived at the destination. Surprisingly, even after we arrived nearly 30 minutes late, the teachers and students were there waiting to greet us. A TV reporter from the local Chau Doc news was also there. Our apologies were reciprocated with a warm applause from the audience.

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Sunday, 24 July 2016 02:30

A seminar at an elementary school

Child exploitation continues to frequent our news.....

What can we do to reduce or even eliminate this shameful practice that pains us all?
Whenever this happens in these areas, who ever expects it?
There is only one way and that is to teach children to self protect themselves, as we are not always there by their side.
We must have proper talks with them and show them the very basics of what abuse is.
We must put in all our efforts because this could happen to any child, including our own.

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Sunday, 27 March 2016 00:00

Do not neglect your hometown

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Responding to the call of Vinh Trung parish's priest, Bridge to Happiness Center had a seminar about the topic: "How to protect your children in modern time" for the parents over there.

Vinh Trung parish's priest, Doctor Nguyen Duy An -- Ex-President of One Body Village, Mr. Nguyen Van Binh -- Ex-President of Bridge to Happiness Center (OBV Vietnam) and psychologist Pham Sy were there for the seminar.

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Wednesday, 02 March 2016 00:00

Together We Learn

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Leaving Ho Chi Minh City for students and their parents at Vinh Loi, Vinh Hung, Long An Province, psychologists and educators of Bridge to Happiness Center departured when everyone inthe city had been still asleep. Leaving the city behind, our bus started its journey to the west of Long An Province. We saw some places like Tan An, Thu Thua, Ben Luc,... going pass our bus windows.

After 3-hour trip, we saw a big board written in Vietnamese and Cambodian: The border gate Binh Hiep. We turned left and drove more than 2 hours to get to Vinh Hung town. The topic of the seminar with students this time was: "Learning – Happiness and Burden". There were quizzes in the seminar. Not only the teachers and students but also people in People's Committee of the District participated passionately in the seminar.

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