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At the end of June, 2013, Bridge to Happiness Center held a training course for parents at Vinh Trung Parish – Binh Gia District – Ba Ria Vung Tau Diocese. This course was an annual activity of the Center in providing knowledge, skills and improving awareness for parents in educating kids and keeping family's happiness.
Before attending the training course, every learner was checked for participation and all of them received learner cards from the organizer. According to the parish's priest, all the learners are people with good personality in Vinh Trung parish.
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Watched Elly Khanh playing with the homeless kids on the street as if they have been best friends for a long time. Even though Elly just returned to her homeland to celebrate the traditional lunar New Year for the first time in her life.
If someone who met Kelly for the first time, nobody would thought that Kelly grew up in Canada since birth and this is her first trip to Vietnam, her homeland.
Elly with her group of homeless friends. (Photo: Phu Thi)
One Body Village Family gratefully wishes you prosperity, good health and good will in the coming Lunar New Year - the Year of the Monkey 2016.
Nhân dịp Năm Mới - Bính Thân 2016, Gia đình Một Thân Hình xin kính chúc các vị ân nhân, cộng tác viên, thiện nguyện viên, nhân viên và các con được an khang thịnh vượng, dồi dào sức khỏe, và giàu lòng nhân ái.
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Father Thong, singer Hien Thuc and other volunteers
One of the goal of the Happiness Connection Center is to find the best educational environment for the children in our OBV house. Therefore, our ultimate goal of finding the right school that most approriate for our students is a top priority. As a result, our Mai Hoa school is best fit for that purpose.
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Passing the Tham Luong bridge we traveled on an asphalted road of about 15km with roadside landscapes having changed dramatically. By then, we were already lost in the middle of countryside whose acres of betel gardens - once a poetic muse, have now been replaced with the sight of cattle and horses only.
The drizzly rain was enough to have us wet, trembling and trying to snuggle up in each other for some warmth. We stopped over a dilapidated house nestled remotely on a village road.
In 2010, people of Hoc Mon district were outraged by a dreadful crime of the rape of T who was born in 2000. N, the rapist, was caught in his act. T disclosed that she usually passed by N’s home on her route to sell lottery. When he spotted her, he would buy a lottery result paper from her and ask her inside to commit his pedophilic acts. He would give her 5,000 dong, sometimes 10,000 dong as a pay. According to T, N had done this more than a dozen times to her.
A heartbreaking story, yet it needs to be asked: “Why a child?” Absolutely ridiculous!
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3rd Annual OBV Houston Gala Committees
OBV gratefully acknowledges OBV Houston and Bid4Real for your passion and dedication in planning and executing the gala fundraising event on 11/6/2015. Attendees were treated to beautiful setting, powerful message, and creative fundraising activities.
Amazing job well-done!
Perhaps it was through an instance of fate that brought Kelly to the OBV house. Since the first meeting with Kelly, she continues to make her annual trip to visit the OBV house and children. This year, she came not only once but three times and has even brought friends to accompany her during her visits.
If someone were to ask Kelly what her interests and passions are, she will likely answer: "My passion is to do charity work." Each year, Kelly takes a trip back to Vietnam and charity work takes up approximately 2/3 of her total trip. Other than that, Kelly takes trips from South Vietnam to North Vietnam and to various areas and regions that are dangerous and less fortunate. She informs us that she is always happy and at peace during these trips.
Today, we have a special guest. Father Thong, from United States, called her to give her permission to visit the house instead of waiting for the monthly visit. The reason being that she will be one of the four emcees for our second OBV show. With the theme "The Shoulder", it will be broadcasted by Thuy Nga Entertainment on May 1st, 2015 at Saigon Performing Art Center. Therefore, Father Thong hopes that her experience visiting the house will give her some inspirations to host the show.