Infansure is high quality milk powder from Australia that scientifically helps young children’s growth and development. Many of our children are lacking good food and nutrition which can limit their physical and mental development. Milk formula is very expensive and considered a luxury in Vietnam and therefore is hard for The Christina Noble Children’s Foundation to find donors. Therefore, we are thrilled and really appreciate the tremendous support of Infansure milk for our children. Here is a beautiful success story of Bao from Son Ca Kindergarten in Vietnam.
We would like to say a big heartfelt thank you to all of the staff at Shangri-La for their kindness and care in coming together to collect books and school supplies for our children.
With our young people heading back to school after the long summer holiday, and our little ones returning to our onsite day care, the paints, exercise books and stationery have already been put to extremely good use, and will contribute greatly to our children’s development this academic year.
We are happy to say that after what we have heard was an incredibly eventful Noble Challenge all twenty-four adventures arrived safe and well, although some slightly bruised(!), at our Blue Skies Ger Village on Saturday.
The team was greeted by lots of smiling happy faces and a traditional Milk Welcoming Ceremony to show love and gratitude to our international friends who have shown such care and commitment towards our work with the children.
Upon their arrival the group were led into our main ger where they were given a brief talk about our Foundation’s programmes and an insight into the tremendous role their fundraising efforts will play in helping us to continue to give some of Mongolia’s most vulnerable children back their childhoods, and the necessary tools for a happy, self-sufficient and fulfilled future.
Recently, the Sunshine School 5th Grade class finished their swimming course with the Paul Sadler Swimland Organization. It was such a great experience for the children.
Thanks to the continued support of United World College of South East Asia, students who graduated from primary education from our Sunshine School have been given comprehensive school kits to prepare them for their secondary education.
This year, all 19 Grade 5 students passed the national primary educational exam. We have one girl who got a perfect 20/20 in her exam.
Our children from CSADC were very excited when Peter The Clown from Ireland turned up at our Foundation last Thursday morning to entertain the children. Peter is the co-founder of Clowns for Haiti, a Dublin-based charity working to rebuild schools in Haiti; raising funds; supporting performing arts and bringing fun to Haiti.
The excitement was palpable at the Girls Shelter yesterday in Vietnam as 20 members of WAGS (Wednesday Afternoon Golfers Society) from all over the world arrived to meet our girls with a view to raising funds towards the annual running costs of their home.
Life has been tough for eleven-year-old Oyungerel* and her five siblings who have spent the majority of their early years living in an environment of extreme poverty, alcoholism and violence.
Growing up Oyungerel never experienced the safe and protective love of a father. Instead her and her family lived in constant fear of his unpredictable temper, not knowing when they would next be subjected to his alcohol fueled beatings and psychological abuse.
Despite being trapped in a cruel and controlling relationship Oyungerel's mother, Tungaa, always tried to do the very best she could for her children and would invest the small amount of money she had into supporting her daughter’s dream to become a top contortionist. Since just five-years-old Oyungerel attended regular lessons and despite her cramped and turbulent living environment she would always find a way to practice. It quickly became her passion and a form of escape from the challenges of everyday life.
*Names have been changed and faces blurred to protect the family’s privacy
Art for Saigon, an organization of high school and university students dedicated to the empowerment and the development of children through the use of art, recently returned to the CNCF Art Programme to do a workshop for the 3rd grade Sunshine Class.
Thanks to the enormous and continued generosity of our donors, this year we were able to organise a summer camp for both the Sunshine School and the Boys & Girls Sunshine Homes to give our children a two day holiday away from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.
The project manager chose carefully for this camp because of its enormous playground areas which were enclosed by natural parks but still well-equipped enough and monitored by the centres staff for children’s safety.
In the Field