Friends of Hue

“My Medical Mission Care Experience” by Phuong Truong

It was at Quang Cong clinic where a breastfeeding mom left her 2 month-old son at home and came to the clinic with her little daughter, waiting for the girl to have a tooth extraction. They had been waiting for 3 hours. The girl insisted on waiting even her mom was trying to persuade her …

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Skills-based Volunteering: Give with Your Hands and Your Heart

Volunteering is often associated with giving with your heart. Many schools, clinics, and homes have been built alone by those whose hearts are so generous and full. Yours hands are your skills, which is associated with your work. However, with both your hands and your heart, you can help build something even greater through skills-based …

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Through the Eyes of a Volunteer: Xuan Phu Shelter

Xuan Phu Shelter “The shelter has 13 girls and 9 boys, 22 in all. They melt my heart. Their politeness and pure joy solidified my reason to be here at this shelter. Their face, their smile, their dimples, their shyness, their skinny frame, their wide eyes, their studious nature, everything about them exude purism. They …

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Information and Communications Technology (ICT): Step Forward or Backward?

What’s hot around the table? Just recently, Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Education and Training has introduced a proposal which will cost around VND 4 trillion ($189 million USD) in total to “bring around 300,000 first, second and third grade students into special e-classes,” according to a draft of the new law. This means …

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University Entrance Exams in Vietnam and “chè đậu đỏ” Superstition

Again, it’s the time of the year when nearly 2 million students have to take tests in the hope of landing only one of 300,000 spots in Universities nationwide. This University Entrance Exam, taking place in the first 10 days of July, dividing into two phases, is one of the most intense exams in Vietnam. …

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ETA4 đến thăm các em

Thứ 7 vừa qua, nhóm sinh viên tình nguyện của ETA4 (English Through Academics, Athletics, and the Arts Abroad) đến thăm các em cùng với những món quà nhỏ. Những trò chơi kéo theo những tiếng cười lại xích các bạn sinh viên và các em nhỏ gần nhau hơn. Huggy bears, những chú gấu …

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International Children’s Day & End of Year Awards

Yesterday at our Children’s center, we celebrated International Children’s Day and End of Year Awards for our kids who have achieved academic success throughout the school year. The awards ceremony included an Academic “Competition” and plenty of dancing and singing. In the Vietnamese school system, kids receive overall marks at the end of each semester …

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