Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Summer Jobs for Vietnam Students

The kids at Vinh Long school are enjoying their summer break from their daily studies. Most will work this summer by helping their parents, either out in the rice fields, fishing or with daily chores at home. When school starts up again in August, 138 children will be benefiting from the Vietnam Partners in Hope monthly support.
Without this financial help, many of the children would not be able to return to school. Their chance of emerging from their families’ poverty then lessens greatly.

Like 10-year-old Hong Yen who will start 5th grade this fall, she lives with her mother and her younger brother. Hong Yen’s father passed away so her mother provides for Hong Yen and her brother by working as a temporary farm laborer. Most of the children in the Partnership program come from families like Hong Yen’s; they don’t own their own farm land so their earning potential is extremely low.

The funds from Partnership provide for the basic books, supplies and uniforms the children will need. But again this year, Thuy in Vietnam, is asking for additional help in purchasing each of the 138 students a special set of books. These are Math, Literature, Chemistry, Physics and English exercise work books. The total amount to purchase 138 sets is around $22/student or $3000 total.

Help purchase supplemental work books for the kids
enter Vietnam and Education
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