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OBV News

It was a beautiful Sunday morning, a day where after a long week of work, we'd like nothing more than to relax with our friends and family, head off to the movies, and organize dinners and social events. Of course, for the One Body Village Vietnam family (Nhip Cau Hanh Phuc), we had other plans: To travel to the Thai Thien Parish in Dong Nai province, and give a seminar on basic sexual education, and prevention of child sex abuse.

Leaving at 5.30 in the morning from district 1, our group of 5 arrived at the Thai Thien Parish at 8.15am. Father Bao and the Youth Group leaders, Sunday School teachers had worked hard in the month leading up to this event to ensure a good turn out. The kids were divided into two age groups: the 6-12 year olds, and the 13-18 year olds.

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.

Thursday, 08 September 2016 20:36

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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...

On April 24, 2011, One Body Village was invited to meet with the Vinh Long Diocese Youth on the Easter celebration.

We started our westward journey at 5:30 AM. We arrived at 10 AM, just on time for the exciting contests between the different parishes on the subjects of Catholic Catechism and Liturgy. The Vinh Long youth showed its savvy and complete knowledge of the Catholic Church.

In this trip, OBV had the participation of psychologists and medical doctors. The Vinh Long Diocese youth had the chance to consult with these professional about their psychological and their medical problems.

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Over the weekend of 20-22 May, 2016, the One Body Village family, under the coordination of Father Martino, put on a series of successful concerts titled Parental Love in San Jose, San Diego, and Orange County in Californnia, USA.
 
Parental Love is the third benefit concert held by One Body Village and Thuy Nga productions, with the circulation of the recorded DVDs travelling far and wide to spread the word and purpose of One Body Village's goals and objectives. We can say "Parental Love" is a reflection of all our children at One Body Village. A reminder of all the horrendous incidents occuring to them so early in life, the despair and desperation....before being welcomed into One Body Village, and given a shoulder to lean on, and to be parented with the old Vietnamese saying 'a father's love, a mother's care'  within our One Body Village family.
 
The entire program, with both the musicals and skits, was presented in a way that was like a story of a family surviving through hardships, smiles, tears...and leaving every audience member reflecting on their role in their family
 
- Father: a shoulder to lean on, with endless love to give through his lifetime
 
- Mother: forever, always giving and never asking for anything in return
 
- Child: the heart of his/her parents..
Wednesday, 18 May 2016 00:45

An amazing transformation.

We thought Baby C would need to start all over again, in terms of learning the rules of the house, 'please' and 'thank you', and all her ABC's and 123's. We were expecting a big task ahead.

But perhaps this time round, Baby C is no longer the baby of the house. This time, with her own little sister L (5yrs), and another survivor at only 3 years old...she has immediately jumped into the role of big sister.

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It has been heartwarming to see Baby C -- oops! I mean, Little Miss C!-- take on a role of responsibility. From helping L bathe, to checking her hair for head lice...and even voluntarily picking up a cloth to wipe down all the outdoor benches and tables because "all the other sisters are cleaning and I haven't been given a job"...it is truly amazing to see a girl once completely helpless slowly blossom into a strong character.

And the best part? Previously terrified of learning, whenever we tried to get her to remember her ABCs, she would cry and throw tantrums....but yesterday, she came up and asked "when will you teach me to read again?"

Her future is bright.

(FB: JaXi Lin - May 2016)

Dr. Thanh-Tam Nguyen presented at Raise Foundation's 28th Annual Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Conference on Wed March 23, 2016 at University of California Irvine, CA

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