The Christina Noble Children's Foundation would like to thank the Irish Business Association in Vietnam and the Saigon Gaels Club for organising such a great fun St Patrick's Day on Saturday 18 March 2017.
"I want to be healthy enough to go to school because when I grow up I want to become a nurse so that I can help treat my brother and parents”, that is a wish from Tuan, a little girl who is now 6 years old and suffering from Thalassemia.
On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 15 students and 4 teachers from Saint Ignatius' College, Adelaide, South Australia visited the CNCF Centre in Ho Chi Minh City. The students enjoyed participating in a range of activities at the Centre.
This week, our children welcomed students from the American International School for a day filled with games and fun. The School has included these visits as part of their community service program, encouraging students to give back and support the local community.
The children from the Christina Noble Children's Foundation Vietnam had an amazing day celebrating Christmas and they would like to send you all joy and best wishes for this beautiful season of giving.
It warms our hearts seeing how many people care and love our children. This year, we were so lucky to have 300 donated Christmas presents for our children from our Sunshine School, Medical Centre, our Boys & Girls Sunshine Homes and our Centre for the Visually Impaired Children in Tay Ninh.
Our children do not have many material things so when presents like the ones we received are given to our children it means a great deal to them.
We would like to send our most grateful thank you to all the sponsors and donors for their continued generosity. For any donations, big or small, they're all very special to us because it shows that you care. On behalf of our Sunshine Children, we wish you a Merry Christmas and we hope to welcome you again to visit our Foundation!
In October, the Boy's and Girl's Sunshine Home attended a Saigon Heat Basketball games against the Danang Dragons and the Hanoi Buffaloes.
The tickets were kindly given to us free from the XLE Group which is the holding group of the Saigon Heat Basketball Team, part of the VBA (Vietnamese Basketball Association). It was a great experience for the children to see a live game, experiencing all the fun, cheering and excitement within a sports complex, as it was the first time for all the children.
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 has been 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.
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.
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.
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.
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