CAMPAIGN AGAINST  CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

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Sunday, 19 April 2015 00:00

Hurt - So much hurt

The title of this article is taken from Fr. Martino's uttered words after learning about the stories of the two girls who recently arrived at the OBV home.

It has been a week since the two came to live at the home. There are noticeable changes in the two girls – both positive and joyous. However, there are things we've yet uncovered; things that hurt deeply.

Little C malnourished and frail when she arrived at OBV home.

Thursday, 13 November 2014 00:00

Welcoming New Family Members

If you've been following the stories on our OBV website, you'll remember the story of one of our little girl published in: A Fate Like Weed.

After many visits and dialogue exchanged with C's family, I persuaded her family to let C comes and stays at OBV home. C's family is not in a situation to provide proper care for her. C's dad is mentally ill. C's mom and her grandparents are busy making end meets. C was often found wondering the streets and highways barefeet from Can Tho to Soc Trang. The chance of C facing abused and kidnapped for sex trafficking was pretty high. Thus, I felt a great sense of relief after I brought C to live in OBV home.

Friday, 24 October 2014 00:00

Happy Feast Day - OBV Vietnam

October 1 St.Therese as a Feast Day of aunt T and 3 kids in the house.

Unlike previous times, this time mother N wanted to make a surprise so she scratched at herself -from buying flowers, gifts even cooking.

Ms.T: let me give aunt T a present.
Ms.H: Mom, have you brought any things yet? I have got the perfect gift to give to ...

Tuesday, 02 December 2014 00:00

Feast Day - OBV Cambodia

In spite of summer, the children still learn English in the morning everyday. They are studying and exchanging views each other.

These are their activities as usual in the morning as well as in the afternoon of summer. Until October 10 the children come back to school and new school year will start.

Today, 5:30pm, I took the kids around and went to the KFC restaurant in the area near the night market of Phnom Penh to eat by Tuk Tuk.

Tuesday, 04 November 2014 00:00

A Few Minutes' Recollection


Extracurricular activities for the children of OBV have been finished, but the images of them running, jumping, laughing, somehow are still in my heart. What impressed me most was the moments when in the end of the day, the children were sitting in a circle to think about themselves.

In the circle, the silence, the melody, the heartfelt spoken words... all of that made the children and me think. To help us forget all about the world outside uncle Sy told us to close our eyes, relax and reminded us to think about our families, about our beloved ones, about the time that we made the others sad and disappointed. And just like that, the melody, the silence, the sentiments, the questions were repeated over and over again in our heads, and stuck in our mind.