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.
Thanks to the continued support of United World College of South East Asia, students who graduated from primary education from our Sunshine School have been given comprehensive school kits to prepare them for their secondary education.
This year, all 19 Grade 5 students passed the national primary educational exam. We have one girl who got a perfect 20/20 in her exam.
Our children from CSADC were very excited when Peter The Clown from Ireland turned up at our Foundation last Thursday morning to entertain the children. Peter is the co-founder of Clowns for Haiti, a Dublin-based charity working to rebuild schools in Haiti; raising funds; supporting performing arts and bringing fun to Haiti.
The excitement was palpable at the Girls Shelter yesterday in Vietnam as 20 members of WAGS (Wednesday Afternoon Golfers Society) from all over the world arrived to meet our girls with a view to raising funds towards the annual running costs of their home.
Art for Saigon, an organization of high school and university students dedicated to the empowerment and the development of children through the use of art, recently returned to the CNCF Art Programme to do a workshop for the 3rd grade Sunshine Class.
Thanks to the enormous and continued generosity of our donors, this year we were able to organise a summer camp for both the Sunshine School and the Boys & Girls Sunshine Homes to give our children a two day holiday away from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City.
The project manager chose carefully for this camp because of its enormous playground areas which were enclosed by natural parks but still well-equipped enough and monitored by the centres staff for children’s safety.
Hospitality Career Tour for the Sunshine Home for Girls to The Landmark Serviced Apartment Building
The girls from our Sunshine Home had an amazing day visiting The Landmark to learn about different career opportunities in hospitality. The Landmark, a serviced apartment and office complex, is one of our dedicated Corporate Partners that have supported us with a myriad of activities and events organised on a monthly basis since May of this year. This month's activity was a career orientation for the children to see the many different departments in The Landmark. They all benefited greatly from the visit and received a very kind and friendly welcome from all the people they met. The staff were very encouraging to our children and impressed upon them the importance of studying hard and practicing their English to ensure future success.
In the first week of July we got the most lovely surprise visit from one of our previous Sunshine Children. Julie, aged 8, was born in October 2007 in Kien Giang Province.
Julie arrived at our Foundation when she was only one month old and she stayed with us until September 2008 when she was 10 months old and her Swedish parents adopted her. She now lives in Stockholm with her parents and her adopted Vietnamese brother who was adopted from an orphanage in Hanoi around the same time.
Julie now wants to become a model and a dancer. It was a great day for us all at the Christina Noble Children's Foundation.
In the Field