CAMPAIGN AGAINST  CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

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Daily Activities

From January 2015 – OBV will post some of our DAILY activities (especially our children) on our website!  Please follow them – to see how they grow!  Thank you for being part of our children’s lives!

As any other families, OBV children are expected to do the house chores.

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

 

 

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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Preparing to meet the OBV children in Vietnam

Early morning lecture with Dr. Thanh Tam. Relevant for the prevention of abuse/trafficking of children with special needs.
Dr. Thanh Tam is OBV Chair of the board! She is doing her annual trip to south East Asia to check on and work with OBV Staff - She is currently in VN - and also teaching a few class with Project Vietnam Headed by Dr. Quynh Kieu!
We are always giving thanks to the Lord for sending to OBV family such an amazing, kind heart Doctor! we are proud of you Dr. Thanh Tam

Seminar on child development. This is important for doctors of Vietnam to understand, so they may pass this knowledge to parents with children with disabilities. This in turn can prevent the abuse and/or trafficking of our most vulnerable.

If you have or know someone with a child of special needs (autism/ADHD etc), please feel free to ask our doctors. They can guide you on methods on how to continue to be a positive influence for your child.

Sunday, 21 February 2016 00:00

A Journey Diary

An old article...

Photos "Love Journey" at Phuoc Lam parish - Ba Ria Vung Tau

Photos "Love Journey" at Lai On parish - Dong Nai

Photos "Love For Keep" at Bui Mon parish - Sai Gon

At 12:30 Pm on January 1st, 2011, we departed HCM city on our "Love Connection Journey" to Phuoc Lam parish, Ba Ria, Vung Tau. Journey participants include Father Nguyen Ba Thong, the psychologists, the educators, the medical doctors, and the collaborators of the Bridge to Happiness Center. Our journey departed from HCM city to Phuoc Lam parish, Our Lady of Bai Dau, and our final destination was Lai On parish, Ho Nai, Dong Nai.

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