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.

Friday, 15 April 2016 00:00

VISITING HOME

Rescuing and helping sexually exploited and trafficked children is OBV mission.
 
However, the children have the choice to choose which path they do down, with OBV always providing moral support and creating conditions and opportunities for a better life so that whatever option they choose, the child is safe and happy.
 
The process to bring a child home to the OBV house involves staff thoroughly learning about the child's condition, by reaching out to the child, to meet and chat with the child's fammily and the local authorities. Next, the family and the child is invited to OBV house. Once they have seen the new living condtions, the family and child can determine if the child will join the family or if OBV can support them by other means.

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Today, a 16 year old child, after having been reached out to several times, asked to visit our home. Her initial feeling was that she very much liked it there. OBV will carry out all other neccesary work to bring her home to us.

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7/4/2016

OBV VN

Translated by Jacqueline Huynh. Original version in Vietnamese entitled:"CON THĂM NHÀ"

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 00:00

The brave girl

 

Going through a long road in the heat of April, I finally met her. She is really brave; she dares to fight against her relatives’ immorality by accusing of their behavior though she knows that lots of rumor will come to her. She stands up for the sake of a teenage girl who wants to find the way for her own future.  

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When we come to pick up her for a visit to OBV’s house, it’s really interesting to hear to the conversation between her and her younger sister.

She: Do you study hard? Are there any days off?

Her sister: Yes, I study very hard, no days off.

She: But I heard that you have some days off. Dare you tell lies to me?

Her sister: Only Friday, because the teacher didn’t come to class…

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She acts like a very powerful elder sister (though she is just a stepsister) when she asked and even threatened her sister with a very lovely voice. I believe that her great courage will help her grow up and be a good example for her sister to follow.

See you, the brave girl, in the happy house where you will be definitely happy!

4/2016

OBV VN

Translated by Phuong Do. Original version in Vietnamese entitled:"Cô bé can đảm"

 

 

Monday, 11 April 2016 00:00

BEARING FRUIT

Let's forget about all that happened before bringing the girls to their new home with OBV. "Van su khoi dau nan" where everything, including our house, was either borrowed or rented. These past three years, thanks the love and generosity of our supporters, our OBV children can finally say they have their own home. However, care for the house must be made every day, with additions and renovations being made, until finally...the management team are at ease knowing the that girls are safe and at peace.

Although the garden is not very large, the team at the house continue to develop it, not leaving any inch unused, to the point where Father Thong said 'Mother! You keep planting every thing to the point it makes my head spin when I look at it!'. But you know what Father? Despite your head spins, it provides lots of shade and the perfect environment for our girls and visitors alike. Many plants have produced flowers or fruits, and the fruits have readily been eaten. Our big failure would be the sugarcane plants your brought back from Lao Cai...they couldn't survive the Saigon environment. 

But that's not all. Mother also now has a mini acquarium and bird enclosure where the kids can hang out and relax while watching the animals play. It is also healing, to the human soul.

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Dr. Ehum and the OBV-Cambodia children

Only a few months out of every year do our kids recieve visitors who come and stay with them at the OBV house, not just donate money and toys. Dr. Ehum, Mr. And Mrs. Kingston stayed with the girls for several days and got to know their daily routines, as well as got to know them on a personal level by playing games with them and making them feel special.

Friday, 08 April 2016 00:00

My Dream - Can it ever become reality?

As a child, she suffered alone, with no parents, no next of kin. When a couple adopted her, she dared to dream that my life would become brighter, but...who would ever imagine that the roof they supplied would become a life of pain and sorrow. 

She was only allowed to study to 5th grade, when she was forced to drop school and take up the life of a street kid to earn money for her adoptive parents: through begging, selling lottery tickets, working in coffee shops....

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Wednesday, 06 April 2016 00:00

The lesson from Dad

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Dad has finished the five-day trip in Vietnam. This was five days working constantly with a very busy schedule with individuals as well as groups.

Monday, 04 April 2016 00:00

Visiting the children

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016 08:14

Easter eggs - Where are they?

Unlike previous years, this year there was no frantic Easter Egg hunt in the garden, and like wise, there was no need for Mother N to sneak out in the middle of the night to hide the eggs. Instead, this year all the eggs could be found in a tub with about 3kg of flour.

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Wednesday, 30 March 2016 06:12

To love a child with all your heart

There's never been a visitor to OBV, that have met the girls, played and get to know them....and has never come back. Ms. Lien is no different, only this time was more special than last time. Ms. Lien came with her husband --Mr. Mark, a Westerner with a genuine heart; and her friend, Lisa. All three of them are kind hearted souls.

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Tuesday, 29 March 2016 07:49

Love and Service

 
Although only 1/3 of the girls at OBV are catholic, there is a never a year that Mother N forgets about the rituals and the meaning behind Easter Mass.

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