Last week, the luxury furniture company PTC in Thu Duc District hosted a career day for our boys from our Sunshine Home. Richard Forwood, the owner of the furniture is a friend of Christina in Vietnam from the early years. He admires the work Christina does for the underprivileged children and would like his company to take part in the community work to support the Foundation.
Reflection by CIS Student Vivian Gu
From the 27-29th of September 2016, seventeen Hong Kong students aged around fifteen to seventeen, plus three teachers, spent three days in Mongolia alongside the Christina Noble Children’s Foundation to help children in need. Our school has been organizing this trip to Mongolia for several years now, with the intention of not only exposing students to Mongolia and its culture, but to make us aware of hardships that some Mongolian children endure and give us the chance to improve their lives in any small way that they can.
A surprise visit from two of CNCFs beautiful grown up children who were married in 2012 and their son. We were so happy when Phuong and An came to visit us with their lovely little boy.
Time flies so it only seems like yesterday that we were congratulating them on their wedding in 2012 and now, they are a happy family of three. The little boy was so well behaved and there were so much laughter as we reminisced about the old days and how they were excited about their future.
On Friday, thirteen of our children from the Child Sponsorship Programme had lots of creative fun attending their first art workshop at the ArtiCour Gallery in Ulaanbaatar.
During the session our young artists drew underwater scenes of brightly coloured fish and other imaginative sea creatures. They were told to use colours that represented their personality and feelings; it was beautiful to see so many vibrant fish with smiley, jolly looking expressions!
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.
In the Field