CAMPAIGN AGAINST  CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

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The Mekong River divided abject poverty and relatively more advanced life. Yet, in deprived circumstances, liquor is still man's friend. How do children learn and live?

Last night, when OBV Cam family was out for dinner at 8pm, there were 2 kids selling merchandises. A sister - 12 year old and a brother - 8 year old who have been selling on street for last 4 years with mom to support each other & 5 year old sibling. Father is an alcoholic that left family to live with another women. They have to make 5000 riels (4000= $1) a night, but mom does not beat them if not making the quota. However, last night, their mom went home early to rest because she had a headache. I offered them something to eat which they took readily. However, they kept looking outside the door because they had to make sure their ride didn't leave them alone.

One needs to believe their story with a grain of salt ...! One may not know the real truth.

The children have to go around to sell merchandises at night to earn a living for him/herself & families.

Dr. Thanh-Tam Nguyen

 

 

Thursday, 24 March 2016 00:00

Tet holidays for in-home kids

On those busy days at the end of the year, besides taking care of the kids who are living and studying at OBV, our thoughts are in home kids.  We want all of them to be happy and enjoy Tet as other children do.

All of OBV children  were taken to shop for new clothes; they also received lucky money for the Lunar New Year.

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Affirmations at our second location (OBV Cambodia.) Just to remind them how much we love them.
They are smart, brave, beautiful...and just a little bit cheeky

Presented at a church in Hai Phong - read, interact, & spend quality time with children ... to optimize brain growth and enhance child's development which would maximize learning skills, life skills, and future outcome.

Had morning coffee in downtown Hai Phong then drove 1 1/2 hour into the rural area to see a 4 years old child with facial & eye problems.

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