"After reading the heart breaking story of Christina Noble's childhood and of the incredible and truly inspiring Foundation she has set up, I knew I had to be involved!
It’s been nearly 7 years since my partner and I started to sponsor now 19 year old Linh* and 2 years since we were lucky enough to sponsor a second girl, 15 year old Mai*. "
"We know how fortunate we are to be given the opportunities living in Australia and how that isn’t the case for a lot of children around the world.
This year my Mum, Aunty, Cousin and I were lucky enough to visit beautiful Vietnam and meet both Ha and Ly as well as my good friend Vanessa's little girl who she sponsors, 9 year old Vy*.
Meeting the girls and their mums was a very humbling and emotional experience.
We then were able to take a tour of the Foundation and were all blown away seeing all the amazing things Christina and her staff have achieved and the incredible work they continue to do.
I thought visiting the babies and toddlers rooms would be sad, and confronting but it was the exact opposite, it was such a happy place, They were all so loved, smiley and cuddly! None of us wanted to leave, we all agreed meeting the girls and visiting this amazing place was the absolute highlight of our trip and something I’ll cherish forever.
(*) name of the children was changed to protect their privacy