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Sunday, 16 October 2016 02:01

A project of OBV House for Boys!

an old article...

To prepare for the project of the OBV House for boys suffering from sexual exploitation, OBV has visited and shared experience of taking care of the boys at Son Ky Orphanage where nearly 50 boys who have difficult circumstances need help.

Entering the house, we were surprised at the boys' neatness and tidiness.

Sunday, 09 October 2016 00:45

OBV Diary: Having Dreams – Having Success

An old article...

OBV has just welcomed two guests: Ms. Nhu Loan - singer of Thuy Nga Music Center and Tram Vo. They are those who has the same desire to help the children with unlucky circumstances, to visit and communicate with them.

During the conversation, Ms. Nhu Loan asked the children , "What do you want to do in the future?"

A girl has a dream to be a teacher, one wants to be an architect, another wants to work on Art area, one who admires Ms. N. – the nun who manages OBV, wants to be a nun in the future. The most impressive dream is the dream of a small seven-year-old girl who has just been brought to OBV: "I want to be a police officer to ... revenge..." an innocent dream however it reveals the hatred of a little girl, or a girl wants to be a doctor to treat her mom. What Ms. Nhu Loan talked sincerely to the children is even more touching "When I was a little girl, I didn't know how to dream so just until now I can do what I really want to do. You have to learn to dream, when you have dream, you have a target to strive for and you will succeed more easily.

Everyone was loath to part each other, hope to meet you two again in the near future.

OBV Vietnam

June 26, 2011

Translated by Tho Nguyen.  The original version in Vietnamese entitled "Nhật Ký OBV: Có Ước Mơ - Có Thành Công"

Sunday, 02 October 2016 02:22

Everything is Grace!

An old article...

On November 3, 2012, OBV Vietnam officially opened a new house. Father Martino Nguyen Ba Thong -- the founder of the organization -- performed a ceremony thanking everyone who's had contributed to the development of the new house.

Father Martino performing a ceremony thanking and praying for everyone

Only 2 children in the OBV house are Catholics; the rest follow different religions, but they all enjoy going to Mass on Sundays. Management arranged for the group to sing as a choir, which made the audience enjoy Mass even more.

After Mass, the OBV children were very excited to receive gifts from volunteers, including clothes from the US.

Sunday, 25 September 2016 01:47

OBV's New Office

An old article...

Father Joseph giving a short speech.

On June 2011, OBV and the Bridge to Happiness Center opened a new office in Nguyen Van Dau, 11th ward, District Binh Thanh in Ho Chi Minh City. Attendees of the opening ceremony included OBV and Bridge to Happiness Center members and 50 guests and collaborators.

At 6pm, the blessing ceremony was performed by Father Joseph Xua of My Chanh and Vinh Long. Everyone joined in prayer for the new office to become a place of love. Through the works of everyone in the office, that love will spread to everyone around, particularly those who are helped by OBV and the Bridge to Happiness Center, and those continue to live in unfortunate realities and unhappiness.

An old article...

The Bridge to Happiness Center (OBV VN) initial media tour plan didn't include Truong Gia Mo Middle School. It was added at the last minute (89 minutes before departure) based on a sudden request from the head of the Bridge to Happiness Center. Many of the teens here have been lured into the world of drugs and prostitution, which eventually lead to dropping out of school. For that reason, the Board asked us to come speak with them.

So Quynh Ngoc (OBV Manager), The Khanh (Project Manager), Dr. Duy An (President), Nguyen Van Binh (Director) speaking with the audience.

The group left at 6:30AM from Can Tho, and after over 3 hours of travel, we finally arrived at the destination. Surprisingly, even after we arrived nearly 30 minutes late, the teachers and students were there waiting to greet us. A TV reporter from the local Chau Doc news was also there. Our apologies were reciprocated with a warm applause from the audience.

Sunday, 21 August 2016 21:02

Land of Dragon Fruit

an old article...

Heading to Western

Receiving the news from a coordinator, there were two sisters who were in OBV's case in Western of Vietnam, four of us arrange our work in order to go for

11h30, everybody gathered on 3/2 street, then we headed to Western. The weather was so hot, but suddenly it rained slightly, it made the atmosphere in the afternoon less moggy

Everybody passed by a shop on pavement to have lunch. Then we continued our journey

Sunday, 14 August 2016 11:31

Please Give Me 1 Ticket to Adulthood

An old article...

(source: Tuổi Trẻ)

With intense emotion, the OBV VN staff and supporters attended a fundraising event, "The Journey of Thien Nhan," held at the Army Theater on the evening of June 23, 2012.

The horrific tragedy Thien Nhan suffered shortly after his birth generated approximately 3,300,000 results on a simple search on Google. Five years ago, Thien Nhan was abandoned in the jungle by his mother before being found after 72 hours. The newborn was mauled by wild animals, he lost one leg, and his genitals were badly savaged. Just when everything seemed hopeless for Nhan, fate smiled upon him: he was adopted by the journalist Mai Anh. In an effort to make the boy whole again, Anh had taken Nhan to numerous medical facilities. They finally found Dr. Roberto De Castro, one of the world's renowned doctors in the field of reconstructive surgeries, who agreed to reconstruct Nhan's sex organ.

An old article...

Almost one year ago, we had the opportunity to come to Cồn Bà (province of Tiền Giang) in a parenting session offered to local population. At that time, we were really impressed with the nature, the life and the people of the area. Probably, nice memories of that first encounter had drawn us to Cồn Bà again. That time, the same people with some sort of innocence and genuine kindness continue to surprise us and to leave unforgettable emotions within our hearts.

Tân Thạnh school was where the first parenting session will be taking place. Like in other previous sessions, we came early to prepare rooms and to set up computer, screen and projector necessary for the teaching. Several stories, a lot of memories during the whole session had left long lasting marks in our mind.

A British man is facing multiple life sentences for numerous sex crimes against Malaysian children which he boasted about on the "dark web".
Richard Huckle, 30, from Ashford in Kent, admitted the offences against victims aged between six months and 12 years, from 2006 to 2014.
It is believed Huckle abused up to 200 children.
His sentencing hearing began at the Old Bailey on Wednesday, and is expected to conclude on Friday.
The 91 charges related to 23 children from mainly poor communities in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur.
He admitted 71 of the charges, and the prosecutor asked that the other counts "lie on file".
Huckle, a freelance photographer, was arrested at Gatwick Airport by National Crime Agency officials in December 2014.

Alaska resident Jason Jayavarman was sentenced to 18 years in prison for attempting to sexually exploit children in Cambodia over a period of years and attempting to arrange a child sex tourism trip there for himself and others.

05/31/16

A tip to police from a concerned citizen in Anchorage, Alaska led to an FBI investigation that stopped a sexual predator from victimizing children in Cambodia—and landed the offender behind bars for a lengthy sentence.

In March, a federal judge sent 45-year-old Jason Jayavarman to prison for 18 years for attempting to sexually exploit children in Cambodia over a period of years and attempting to arrange a child sex tourism trip there for himself and others.