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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.

Monday, 07 December 2015 00:00

Our little girl is going to school

Save her, raise her, take care of her is still not enough, but give her chance to school, to grow up normally just like the others and to get bigger, stronger, stand still on her feet are what we want for her and that’s the goal the whole OBV family aims to.

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Today, she – the youngest and slowest to catch up others went to school first time and will stay at a volunteer's house. She cried because she was afraid Mother Ngoc would abandoned her. The volunteer had to try many ways to make her stop crying.

Now she is no longer crying and asked to return to Mother Ngoc, and she sat with the volunteer to play with  flowers and play with her. Try hard, my dear, we will take you home in the weekend.



Translated by Chuyện Người Trẻ.  Original version in Vietnamese entitled:"Bé Út đi học"

Wednesday, 02 December 2015 00:00

A faraway gift


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I got a phone call at a very early time in the morning. A female voice from the other line called out “ Am I speaking to One Body Village?”-“ Yes, what can I do for you?”, I replied. She went on “ My friend from a foreign country had me contribute something to your organization”.

After taking notes of her contact, I made an appointment with her.

When talking with her at that appointment, I know that her friend is Ms Phuong Thao living in Canada now. She follows a series of article about the little girl in OBV’s house, feeling upset and sympathetic with this little one and asking her friend in Vietnam help this case. She wants to know more about physical and mental heath of this little child. She left her email and hopes to get more information about the positive changes in this child.

We would be grateful for your contribution, and also need more sharing like yours for children suffering from misfortunes.  .

Translated by Phuong Do.  Original version in Vietnamese entitled:"Món Quà Từ Phương Xa"  

Monday, 30 November 2015 00:00

Funny story in our house.

In the weekend, the kids can have more time for playing and reading. One weekend afternoon, there was suddenly a loud cry coming from the study room, followed by some whispering. Then mom heard the knock on the door:

Mom, we have something to tell you… (their usual catch phase)

Mom opened the door saw two of them coming in, standing at the door were the “followers.”


Friday, 27 November 2015 00:00

New English Teacher

In October, OBV welcomed a volunteer who came in and taught various subjects covered in elementary school.It was obvious from these classes that one particular subject, English, was very much needed, however very hard for the students to grasp. The monthly report cards showed that all girls scored the lowest when it came to English, and so a tutor or teacher is needed for both elementary and middle school levels. The volunteer teacher took this into account and since the start of November has been coming in twice a week for extra tutoring classes.


Thursday, 26 November 2015 00:00

A Fun Day Out

Being girls, all of the kids like going shopping for clothes and shoes. Today is the birthday of a little Khmer girl and we have not gone out for fun a little bit long time so I let her choose where to go. The decision made is buying shoes in Orussey Market and watching movie in Sorya Mall.

Heading for the movie "Goosebumps"

Monday, 23 November 2015 00:00

Hope – Faith and Persistence

 “Hope – Faith – Persistence”. Those are words given to our OBV beloveds before saying goodbye from a young volunteer from Australia. Ms. Lisa Vuong (known as Tho, 26 years old).

One week is a short time Lisa comes to OBV VN children as a volunteer. Unlike previous times, I prepared for Lisa a timetable with indoor activities, especially in managing our beloveds. It seems that Lisa already had a preparation beforehand, so when first came in Lisa got right down to work. Lisa began surprisingly proficiently, from shopping, cooking to taking care and teaching our beloveds, taking little Ut to school, bathing Ut… boldly prompting and correcting our beloveds like a very experienced person. This is the first time Mother and Aunt dare let things assigned to a volunteer.


Wednesday, 18 November 2015 00:00

Our Halloween

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Even though mom and aunties were so busy with everything, they still wanted the children to celebrate Halloween.  Since the kids' schedule for the weekend changed, most of them had to go to class on Saturday; so we ended up with four girls representing the entire family.  Uncles and aunties were the judges.  Now, let's have a look at the "ghosts" of OBV family

Friday, 13 November 2015 00:00

The little girl

Almost all parents feel a great deal of pain when their child was born under an unlucky star, not only being severely undernourished but also physically and mentally hurt. However, those who are willing to abandon their child don’t even care about it.  

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Wednesday, 11 November 2015 00:00


When a child joins OBV family, she does not only get daily care, we also provide mental health care. Every month, OBV organises the discussion between the children and medical doctor abroad.

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The doctors work closely with OBV manager to follow-up with the mental change of each child in order to provide instant support, and help the children have certain life skills to overcome with what could happen around them. And because they went through harsh time in their life in the past, their heart and soul were hurted, their mental health will be affected a lot later on. Therefore, the careness, and discussion that the children have got help them to move on their journey.



We truly appreciate for the time that the doctors give to our children even though the time lag, they always make it most convenient and best for our children, no matter how late they have to stay after a hard working day.



Translated by Chuyện Người Trẻ. Original version in Vietnamese entitled:"Gặp nhau mỗi tháng"

Friday, 06 November 2015 00:00

The Tutor...

From a long time, OBV family focuses not to bring their children have extra classes after school or take tutor at home in order to help them to strive and self-improve. However, most of them have lost of foundation from the date of happenings, such as quitting school due to ridicule, going away from villages by threatening when the crime is revealed in light. Studying therefore interrupted and the children are just back to school when they have lived in OBV. However, because they left school too long, may be one or two years and the studying was in rural areas, they hardly keep on the same pace in the city. One volunteer has enthusiasm to come with the children every night for tutoring them on the primary school programs.

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The tutor struggled to review the basic knowledge from the start. During conversations with her, she said us that: as a teacher, she understands the “bad habits” of her pupils on classes and even at home, such as laziness, subjective thinking, cribbing, lie and talkativeness. When the studying time starts, there has someone to watch over, inspect, or suddenly check the classroom. One worried thing is the children often disorder during that time, even when the tutor has been teaching. Everyone seems to be helpless and the feelings are just like their colleagues (i.e. teachers) in the school. If they had used rod for punishment, bad habits of the children would have been controlled (however, it goes against their principles). Since no papers are required to mark, the tutor hardly checks children’s studying and they now have a “black hole” to express their “LAZINESS” virus.

We would like to appreciate the tutor for her efforts and time-consuming to help the children. She is a Catholic teacher with attitude just like a sister, and has a simple soul but full of patience, and do love volunteer activities.

Hopefully: as her living place is not far from OBV, she can help the children in long time, at least until they can reinforce basic knowledge that they had lost. Furthermore, we also hope that: The children will feel more cheerful in studying when they got lectures and also understood people’s sacrifices for them.

OBV 23/10/2015

Translated by Kelsey NC. Original version in Vietnamese entitled:"GIÁO VIÊN DẠY KÈM"

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