On Jan 28, 2014, at 12:43 AM,
Hi, my name is ViVi Tran.
I am part of a service group at my high school. Every year we do a fundraiser for different organizations and this year, I brought up One Body Village and how much of a positive impact you are for the afflicted children.
On Monday, December 16 2013, Huong gave a somber, tearful goodbye to her sisters, a group of girls she met no more than a week prior. She left the OBV Cambodia house and returned home to her father.
In our last visit to Cambodia I detailed the account of Huong who would become the newest member of the OBV Cambodia house. Linh, the Director for OBV Cambodia, explained in the podcast that followed the article what it was like to work with the family on an agreement to have Huong join the OBV family.
From: Vu, Teresa L.
Sent: Friday, December 20, 2013 11:23 PM
Subject: We want to help
I am emailing in question of lending help. My organization's name is Lambda Delta Psi. I have heard and been to workshops of Father Thong at Missouri (Marian Days). Our organization is researching for a new philanthropy. I want to present One Body Village as an organization that we could help promote awareness about and raise funds for. We really want to contribute to OBV's childrens' lives and help them out. THerefore, if you don't mind, could you tell me more about how we can contribute?
-If we fundraise for your organization, where does the money go or how is it used?
On the first full day of our three-day mission trip to One Body Village Cambodia, Linh Doan, Director of OBV Cambodia, brought us along on a house visit where we would be picking up the newest member of the OBV Cambodia house.
Huong (name changed to protect privacy), 14, faces a tough decision: Should she stay with OBV in the Cambodia house, or should she move back to Vietnam and join the OBV Vietnam house. Staying with OBV Cambodia allows her to be close to her father, but she would have to start back in first grade since she doesn't know Khmer. Going back to Vietnam allows her to continue her education where she left off and provides her with more career opportunities when she's older, but she'll be very far away from the comfort of her father.
Note: We are pleased to introduce Mr. Paris Nguyen's article sharing about Father Thong Ba Nguyen, Founder of OBV (One Body Village). On November 16, 2013, our Samaritan brothers and sisters in the Vietnamese Youth Association in Paris, France invited Fr. Martino Thong Ba Nguyen to Europe to talk about Child Sex Trafficking. Thank you Mr. Paris Nguyen.
Session of Sentimental Discussion with FR. Martino THONG Ba NGUYEN 11/16/2013
"East Asian Civilization God takes back,
This time Moral is overturned?" (Tan Da)
The George Mason University's Vietnamese Student Association (GMU VSA) hosted the annual semi formal banquet fundraising for their Philanthropy Project in the evening of November 22, 2013. This year, they chose One Body Village, Inc. (OBV). I had the pleasure to attend GMU VSA's semi formal for the second consecutive year and am proud to say that this year's semi formal was a great success with a fully booked venue at over 450 attendees. Semi formal is one of GMU VSA's biggest fundraisers for their Philanthropy Project since attendees all across the Mid-Atlantic Union of Vietnamese Student Associations (MAUVSA) come and join forces to help promote their organization of choice.
Doctor Dan Thuy and Jesse Robbins have joined to help OBV since Oct 2013. They would like to relocate to Vietnam since Dr. Thuy always wanted to volunteer her medical knowledge there. They were impressed when attended OBV awareness and fundraising event a few years ago; and now Dr. Thuy is a doctor and medical consultant for OBV, Mr. Robbins teaches the young girls Krav Maga for self-defense.
Below is one of the journal from their blog.