They also visited the homes of around 40 students as part of our ongoing monitoring and guidance process. Although the main focus of the visit is for the team to discuss the child’s progress at school – including a review of the school report – importantly for each child there is also a discussion of family circumstances to ensure that there are no major issues.
The home visit interviews are intimate and probing but because of the long-standing relationship between our Sponsorship Team and the families, they are conducted in a gentle, humorous way so that difficulties are easily shared when they might otherwise be hidden.
We also congratulate two of our students who have successfully passed the high school graduation exam. Thuy Duong, who has been sponsored since 2009, also passed the entrance exam to the highly rated Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy and Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology. She will commence her studies in Medicine and Pharmacy this September. The other student, Hong Duy, chose to take an apprenticeship in tailoring.
We wish all of our Sunshine Sponsorship Children the best for the future.