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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, 19 February 2016 00:00

Year-End Meeting

Like every other year, the parents of our children arrived to take the girls home to their villages to celebrate Tet, and to have a quick gathering where they can talk to one another as well as to Mother N. Similar to a parent-teacher event.
During this year's meeting, Mother N reminded the parents of all the benefits the children have when they are sponsored by OBV. They are cared for, provided an educated, and everything else they could possibly need. Alongside, other benefits include the girls' responsibility as members of the OBV family to try their hardest to grow everyday, and the parents should continually work with the children, and encourage them to ensure they make progress.

Họp phụ huynh 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:00

Picking New Year's luck

 An old article...

OBV family praying to Virgin Mary

It was the 1st of January, 2013. It marked the beginning of another year and reminded of the commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. The OBV Vietnam home went picking New Year's luck. Before going, we gathered at the altar of Virgin Mary and saints for a prayer. Mother N, then, said "not until today that people start this tradition, Eva was the first ever of men to 'pick new year's luck'. God has blessed Eva and Adam, and given them authority over His creations that they rejoiced in. Though, for disobeying God, the fruits from Eden were ridded of them; the two hid away from God's love. It was such a sad tale of a woman 'picking new year's luck'. But have men learned what 'luck' they've been lacking? I'm telling this story not for the sake of superstition, rather than reminding you to be better aware that as the new year is an important time for all of us we only wish the best for each other, and try to stay clear of mistakes for a good and peaceful year throughout." She quoted a prayer from the readings this morning, O Lord, turn Thy face toward us and give us peace.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:00

A big surprise at the end of the year

As usual, Ms N., the voluntary teacher comes to teach primary children after the dinner. It’s 30 minutes late now and she hasn’t come yet; the children are still waiting for her.

Suddenly the doorbell rings; all the children come out to see her. There appear lots of cakes and candies on her bike; she wants to meet the manager sister right away instead of coming to class. She said “ Could you please allow us to have a party to night because I have prepared everything?”

Then all members of the house gather together to celebrate the party. There’s no ice available in the fridge, so some children takes bikes to go out for buying it. However, Ms N. would like to take care of everything; she immediately rides her bike, buys necessary things and comes back with lots of sweat on her face.

Cô giáo dạy kèm lì xi 

Friday, 15 January 2016 00:00

Papa' birthday

Tomorrow is Papa'birthday, and the children of OBV competed to see who could write the most loving tribute to their beloved father. (Some extracts from letters the girls wrote to Father Martino)

"Thank you father, for allowing me to go back to school. I heard mother say that the 13th of January is your birthday. I don't have any presents to give you. During the last exams, I was given a certificate of high achievements. I want to send you my certificate as my birthday present to you. I wish you a happy birthday. I wish you success in all of your work and good health. I promise to always be a good student, to pay off on all the sacrifices that you made for us."

thư gửi bố 

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 00:00

A special case

T. lives with her mother and her 89 year old grandmother. Her father passed away, and her sister got married but didn’t keep in touch with her family. T.’s mother works as an assistant bricklayer to make ends meet. She used to be a very healthy child with 50 kilos in weight. Since the terrible incident happened to her, she has lost a lot of weight and now only 25kilos. Even worse, she turns pale, couldn’t sleep and suffers from diabetes. Doctors and nurses instructed her family to inject her with insulin, so they can do this when she is allowed to leave the hospital and back home.  

Bé T - Gia lai 

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 00:00

Daily Activities - OBV Cambodia - 1-7-2016

Chatsirey Roeung Father, the pastor of "Chợ Nhỏ" Church in Phnom Penh visits the OBV Cambodia family

Monday, 11 January 2016 00:00


When Christmas comes, everybody is busy of year-end work; and I got a chance to prepare Christmas celebration with OBV children, hurried yet filled with joy. From this surprise to another one that made me amazed: at first elementary students themselves practiced the dancing act, and then singing in English and Vietnamese – what angelic singing voices! I once thought elder children were shy of practicing the first line of the song, but after a couple of days, they performed confidently, which surprised me much.

noel 2015 

Saturday, 09 January 2016 00:00

Daily Activities - OBV Cambodia 1-5-2016

Cambodia staff 

Friday, 08 January 2016 00:00

Seminar in Binh Chanh

On 19 Dec 2015, we had a seminar about “Child Sexual Abuse Prevention” for 30 children at Compassion Vietnam Inc (CVI) Charity School in Binh Chanh district, Ho Chi Minh city.

chuyên đề Bình Chánh 

I am Nguyen Thi T., a management staff at OBV house in Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam. I have just taken this job for two weeks; and with the responsibility of a managing staff, I live together with OBV family. Even though time is not long enough to live and feel, I soon get familiar with this house which I see my new family.