Nhieu first came to our Boys' Shelter in 2001. He was only 8 years old at the time and had already had to grow up too quickly- his father passed away leaving his mother to raise him and his younger brother, Thanh. Their father's death left their mother mentally incapable of raising the children on her own.
For 12 years after that, the Boys' Shelter was Nhieu's home. The brothers continued to visit their mother every weekend. Their mother, who sold lottery tickets to make a living, was grateful that her sons had the opportunity to receive a good education and a life that she knew she would not be able to provide for them.
Nhieu made the most of his chance at a better life and worked hard in school and successfully passed his college entrance exams ( majoring in Marketing).
walls, their artwork in collages and stories of all their shenanigans are told and re-told to new staff, volunteers and carers.
Our staff and volunteers also visit these children who were at our Centre at their homes or orphanages. During one such visit, the children at one of the orphanages told Dr. Ngan how much they would like to come back to our Centre to see all their friends.
On October 21, Thuy, Van and Hang, three girls from our Child Sponsorship Programme, graduated from their baking course sponsored by the Wilmar CLV Group. Along with other community services and activities, Wilmar just started a baking course for disadvantaged children in Ho Chi Minh City.
We would like to congratulate the Taekwondo team for winning 1 gold and 3 bronze medals in the Dong Nai Province tournament on 9th August 2015. The tournament, which was organized by the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, attracted 200 participants. Despite CNCF having a small team of just 6 students at the event they did very well winning one gold and three bronzes. The gold medal was achieved by our fabulous girl Bong, for the 34 kg weight range.
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