An and Phuong Both came from families who grew up with financial difficulties.
An is partially blind and Phuong’s sight is quite poor. An’s father passed away when he was eight years old and as the youngest of five children, An got love and care from his family. Due to intermittent work and low wages his siblings were unable to provide money for a proper education. In addition, his mother was not in good health so they had no choice but to send him to Tay Ninh Centre in 2001 with the hope that he would be given opportunities for successful social integration.
Phuong’s mother passed away when she was very young. Her father had to struggle to feed seven children. Their family owned a small piece of land, but the poor harvests could not provide enough to feed them.
At the Girls Home and Tay Ninh Centre, both Phuong and An were given opportunities to continue with their education and then to take vocational training courses. Because of their poor eyesight they both chose massage as their careers.
For social interaction activities, CNCF organized music performances for the Sunshine Homes and Tay Ninh Centre. It was at one of these performances that Phuong and An met each other where they instantly formed a close bond. They had many more chances to meet up as they had both had chosen the same career. Their friendship grew to into love and in May 2012 they decided to get married.
We wish them all the best with their future endeavours and are so grateful they took the time to come and visit out CNCF offices again!