CAMPAIGN AGAINST  CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

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Reflection

Monday, 02 September 2013 00:00

Be A Voice - Lend A Hand!

Last week, OBV Vietnam office has greeted a volunteer from Australia.  Contrary to appearances of "a rich lady / a princess", she is very sweet and friendly.

She has known OBV and Farther Martino after attended the fundraiser event "Bên em đang có ta" ("We stand by you") in Australia on May, 2013.  On a trip to Vietnam for some personal bussiness, she would like to stop by to visit OBV children.

Friday, 30 August 2013 00:00

Writing on behalf of our volunteers

My Thoughts On OBV from a 15 years old young lady's reflection after attending One Body Village Awareness event

 

OBV wants to share with you a reflection from a volunteer:

My Thoughts On OBV from a 15 years old young lady's reflection after attending One Body Village Awareness event.

Sunday, 19 May 2013 00:00

I saw and I believed

Ms. Thai Ha and OBV in Vietnam

Ms.Thai Ha who has done a lot of work for charity is a Buddhist. However karma has brought her to Father Thong to meet and listen to what he has been doing for his children. This time she went to Vietnam for only one week with a lot of intentions because she was making a program called "Preserving ethnic cultures" for Canadian Television.

Friday, 05 April 2013 05:13

I support OBV wholeheartedly

I support OBV wholeheartedly

Father Martino and I with the younger girls in OBV house

Vietnam is my homeland. Amidst its vibrant landscape, eclectic culture, exquisite food, and the hustle and bustle of city life, Vietnam revealed a dark truth to me: the TRAFFICKING OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN for sexual exploitation. Protected beneath the power of the social umbrella of Canada, I was NAIVE and IGNORANT to the fact that not all children are immune to enslavement. Children as young as 6 years old are recruited or extracted from vulnerable communities and sold to "retail" sex shops.

The children of OBV in Campuchia

I have asked myself, "What kind of inspiration have awaken Dang Dan Tran to overcome mountains through thousand of mileages crossing rivers to Cambodia to hear, see, and experience the life of the Vietnamese people and natives of Cambodia, especially the children that are currently residing at the OBV house. If it is not for the love of human, it originated from the love of God.

Wednesday, 26 December 2012 00:00

The Teacher Mind



The children of OBV during the makeup class


When the children first heard that a teacher was coming over to give them a class on makeup, they were not very thrill because they thought they would all choose a different profession. After one session, they were extremely excited being able to see many different facets of makeup. Through the explanation of the teacher, first thing is to know how to beautify themselves, then help each other look pretty.

Saturday, 22 December 2012 00:00

Joy near Christmas day

Dr Nguyet and OBV children

Nguyet was a young doctor. She had been working at an international hospital in Saigon. She volunteered to provide free health services at OBV house for many years. Moreover, whenever her schedule permitted, she also tutored English, literature and math for OBV children. For three times a week, she traveled a distance of about 20 km, from one end of the city to the other, in order to visit OBV children. Below was her reflection about her visits to OBV house.

Tuesday, 27 November 2012 18:34

Exceeding Expectations

We are sending "Our Hearts" to represent our gratitude

The day before seeing Father and the guests from the US, Mother helped us prepare. Even when she traveled north, the staff was there to help us rehearse for our musical performance later.

The night Mother returned, she brought a suitcase full of gifts from Father and Nga. Of course, she didn't hand them out right away, nor did she tell us what they were. The same night, Hong and Dr. Thanh Tam, filled with enthusiasm and friendliness, came to visit.

Monday, 01 October 2012 21:30

A Lantern to Light Up a Dream

September 29, 2012 – the students of the Bach Khoa University of Ho Chi Minh City collaborated with the "Bridge to Happiness" center (OBV Vietnam) to organize a fun event for the Mid-Autumn Festival with lanterns to light and lighted flowers to release for the students at Truong Xuan 1 Elementary School (Dong Thap). The "Bridge to Happiness" center was one of the sponsors of this event.

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