Lam was born totally blind as were five of his sibilings. His parents had to work incredibly hard as hired labourers to support their children. They did all they could to provide the daily meals needed to feed their thirteen family members, let alone an education for the children. It came to a point that when the children with normal vision reached an age where they could work, they soon had to in order to support the family. This meant that Lam and his blind siblings were left at home by themselves.
In 2000, Lam was admitted to the CNCF Tay Ninh Residential Centre for Visually Impaired Children. Soon, the centre gave him the motivation to go to school and develop his talent in music, his life had been transformed. After graduation from high school in Tay Ninh province, he continued his studies further at the Ho Chi Minh City Pedagogical University, majoring in Special Education. CNCF supported Lam with his university fees.
Lam finished his course and returned to the Centre that he grew up in to work as a teacher. He oversees the music classes where he teaches singing, guitar, electric keyboard and traditional instruments. In his free time, Lam also composes songs to encourage and inspire his students. One of his songs was performed by children at the centre for a music competition at Hon Tam, Nha Trang, which received an award of excellence.
Left, Lam with Trinh Son, Director of Operations
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