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.

On Sunday morning, the 12th of June, our social work from One Body Village gave some rather exciting seminars to the youth group of the diocese of Mai Khoi in Saigon, covering topics of how to prevent child sex abuse.

It was a particularly special event, as not one did the children partake, but parents of the children came along, and if there were any younger sinblings, they too joined in on the session.

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Monday, 27 June 2016 02:14

A seminar in Ba-Ria and Binh Duong

On the night of April 14th, and the morning of April 15th, where, with the collaboration of volunteers, workers and associates, we held two seminars for the Vietnamese Scouts and their parents About 30 children and parents attended the first session in Ba Ria, and a further 40 participants joined us at Chanh Phu Hoa to learn more about the prevention of abuse to children.

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Despite the long distance travelled, and despite only a small number of participants, we were all still very willing to take the time to share stories and experiences with these youths and their parents, so that they may protect themselves. Thank you to the enthusiasm of all our volunteers and collborators who helped us organize and run these events.

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Translated by Jacqueline Huynh. Original version in Vietnamese entitled:"Nói chuyện chuyên đề ở Bà Rịa- Bình Dương"

Thursday, 23 June 2016 01:59

A seminar in Vung Tau

Over the last few days of May, while the kids are eagerly preparing for their summer holidays after months and months of studying and cramming for exams, our team from One Body Village took a journey out to host a seminar for 100 year 8 students in Vung Tau, focusing on ways to self protect themselves from being at risk of child abuse.

 

Because the kids were patient and had been ready to partake in this seminar from the wee early hours, they actively joined in on the conversation presented by trained psychologist Duy Nguyen, resulting in positive results. The message about protecting one self was able to be passed on successfully.

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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 03:07

Mindfulness Exercises

Recently, we has just taught the children about mindfulness exercises and how to practice. The first step seemed difficult to them since they hardly focused on the meditation. At first, some said that the ringing bell we rang to start practising gave them a headache, some complained that they felt asleep when sat down and closed their eyes in nearly 2 minutes.

 

The girls slowly came around and enjoy this kind of practice now. We hope that the exercises will soon show its benefits to the children and help them to improve their attention, develop their skills to regulate emotions and to have positive outlook.

 

Lord, please give us enough patience and open mind to guide the little girls growing up to maturity in Your Love.

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Friday, 17 June 2016 17:49

Study English_Play Performance

For our girls, English is so hard to learn however learning English is interesting as well. At first, it is an awful bore for them to sit an hour to study English even though we let them watch the English subtitled cartoon. But now, the girls are really excited to learn English with a different way that is doing narration of the English stories and play performace in groups.

Learning by heart the conversations in a English story and role-play

And this is rehearsal by an another group

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Wednesday, 15 June 2016 16:07

Charity in action

On the 12th of June 2016, the pastoral sectors within the Apostolic Vicariate of Phnom Penh carried out charity in action as part of the Jubilee Year of Mercy initiatives in order to put into practice the social doctrines of the Church. While many youth groups visited the sick and the disable, younger ones gathered in Boeung Tumpun Church to be taught about the role of charity practicing in Catholic life. 

 

Our OBV teenagers attented the meeting and learned that charity is one of critical part of our catholic missions. So we should do charitable works as putting our Love of Jesus in Action. 

 

It was precious gift for us the child carers to see their eager faces when they participated in such activities and other charitible works such as blood giving and donating food and rice etc. We have great hope that the girls could grow up and brought this spirit along wherever the future lead them to.

 

 
Wednesday, 15 June 2016 08:01

A HAPPY CHILDREN'S DAY

This year on Children's Day, the 1st of June, our OBV house in Vietnam was one long continuous celebration, as the girls brought in all their awards and achievements throughout the year, a result of all their hard work and endless nights of studying. The girls continue to grow and mature, with the continual love and support of their new adopted family.

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Thank you always to all our supporters and extended family in providing for the children to have a chance at an education where they can excel in life. 
 
We love our OBV children and wish you a happy Children's Day!
 
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Translated by Jacqueline Huynh. Original version in Vietnamese entitled:"Chúc mừng ngày quốc tế thiếu nhi"
Monday, 13 June 2016 04:12

END OF YEAR ACHIEVEMENTS

Everybody in our house beamed with pride when our games came home with certificates of merit from their school. Our girls tried their hardest this year, is it beause Father Martino promised a summer vacation for those with high scores? Or did you try your hardest so Mother N would not be overstressed? It seems as the girls grow older, they are more self aware of what their futures hold, and how to work to achieve them. 

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Wednesday, 08 June 2016 08:12

Family Indoor Game

June was coming with sultry morning as usual, yet come also some showery rains in the afternoon that break the morning heat. Such sudden change of weather on the same day was getting the kids sick easily, so they have to stay inside the house for playing after finishing their homework.

Lining up for martial moves (punching practice)

 

Playing the game "catching ball with small wash-tub''

Watching our 16 girls absorbed in playing in such cramped space and never complain about that make us wish we could do better and could afford them a really playground.

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Monday, 06 June 2016 04:01

Begin again…

After nearly two years being carefully brought up at OBV’s house, this little girl started to learn many things including memorizing letters and numbers; and the whole family was happy and less worried when everything for her seemed to be less hard. However, within three months staying at her own family, every difficulty has now come back. Namely, she forgets almost all the numbers, letter and even the good habits she used to gain before. So everything has to begin again…

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