CAMPAIGN AGAINST  CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

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Breakfast is served : steamed corn & milk

Art Therapy is used to process emotions, reduce stress & anxiety, alleviate frustration, reduce heart rate, improve physical health, and maximize creativity.

Children color and sing together so beautifully.

(Dr. Thanh-Tam)

Teen ladies go to school 7am-11am on Saturday morning.

Subjects: Language arts in Cambodian and English.

Learn well young ladies!

3/3/17 Morning at home.

Chores, Breakfast then off to school.

Amazing brains at work!

Again, Dr. Thanh-Tam has spent time to work with OBV in South East Asia almost every year.

First, to visit the OBV children in Vietnam (of course!)

 

 

Taking the girls in the warm shelter to the bicycle shop to buy a new one

After coming back from Tay Ninh Province Department of Education and Training, we prepared for T. to go to the city and went to the Department of Education and Training in Ho Chi Minh City to finish her formality to move to the new school.

Two days after sending her documents to the department, we were called to add temporary residence certificate for T. Coming to the ward office to ask for that, I was told to come to area office at night. At 20:00, I went there, all the police had gone for their work and weren’t there. I asked the police we met in the morning and were told to buy a temporary residence notebook and leave it there; whenever the police come back, they will sign the notebook (if he had told me about that when I first met him to ask for the temporary residence document, I wouldn’t have to go there several times)

After confirming that the principal of Nguyen Van Troi Hig¬h School had come back after his trip, I phoned an OBV’s worker, asking to go with me to Tay Ninh to finish the formality for attending a new school for NT. How lucky it was that that friend got a day off, so we went to Tay Ninh together.

We departed on 7:30 A.M. I almost forgot to bring along my camera to take photos during the trip.

It seemed to be sunnier than last time, but it wasn’t too hot. We were going on the streets with green rice fields on both sides. It made us feel pleasant to enjoy the sight. Suddenly, my partner saw a peaceful sight: a stork standing on a buffalo. My partner told me to stop for a little while to take a photo of that great moment.

Her old school…

After leaving Tay Ninh, we moved to the next part of our journey directly. That was searching for a high school for T. to study at. Thanks to prayers of lots of people, we found out a high school in Sai Gon that agreed to receive her. But because she was in grade 10, formality to attend a new school was difficult.

After coming to ask at the Department of Education and Training in Ho Chi Minh City, I was told to ask for a permission letter given by a Principal of a high school in Ho Chi Minh City, and then a recommendation letter from the Principal of the school the girl was studying at. I went to the Department of Education and Training in Tay Ninh Province along with all of the documents about her educational progress to ask for permission to let her study in Ho Chi Minh City.

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