The children shared their experiences and thoughts and feelings about the exhibition with Mother Ngoc through their journals.
"Mother wants me to learn that sick and disabled people can still be creative and create beautiful paintings to support others. Education is a key to success in life, and I will try hard to imitate them".
"Thank you for giving us an opportunity to see the show. I am a 'normal' person...I have all 5 of my senses, and my mental health has not been affected in any way, however I have never drawn a picture of my country. But those artists have. They drew their mother land, their country people. They have always affirmed their existence in life, stood on their own feet, while I relied on other people, expecting to always live under others' protection. This trip has been really meaningful to me".
To all my children, I am very pleased when I read these words and it's worthy to show you off to everyone, exactly how far you have come.
DP OBV Vietnam
October 10th 2017
Translated by Jaqueline Huynh and Mr. Phung. The original version in Vietnamese entitled "Đi Xem Triển Lãm Tranh Sơn Mài"