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Nam's new beginning

When we look at Nam, it is hard to believe that he's had such a difficult life. He is a happy guy full of life; he's always working hard, studying or hanging out with his friends.  

Nam grew up in a small district of Hanoi with his parents and older brother. Even though the family was very poor Nam enjoyed his childhood until the age of fourteen.  At that age his whole world changed. 

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Viet's Story

Viet’s family is just his parents and himself, they live far from the city and life has been very tough for them. Both of Viet’s parents are physically handicapped and unable to do much labour, so they make handicrafts at home. Unfortunately this is unsteady work and it pays very little.

When Viet was four years old, he was taken to the National Hospital of Paediatrics as he had not been growing as the rest of the children his age. The doctors diagnosed him with Brittle Bone disease. 

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It's more than just learning English...

We recently wrote about Trang, one of our blind students who graduated from University with a Linguistics Degree (Dream big… and work hard…). 

Trang has been with the ACCV Hai Ba Trung English class for the past two years. She  has loved attending the Classes, not only to improve  her English skills but also the  social side of the classes.  Trang says she has really enjoyed getting to know all the students and teachers.

Her favourite teacher was Colette, who I have also spoken about recently (A Beloved Teacher...). As Colette is now unable to teach at HBT, Trang decided to surprise her with a special gift, a trip with her and some of the other students to Trang’s home town.

They left early on a beautiful Sunday morning, the perfect day for an adventure! Colette was in awe of the Vietnamese countryside, she loved the scenery along the way. It took them a couple of hours to reach Trangs village........ 

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A Beloved Teacher...

Hai Ba Trung English Class is one of five English classes in the ELITE programme; there are ten students in this class. They all share a passion for learning English as they believe it will open them up to the world. One of our teachers, Colette, is highly regarded by the students; she began in May of this year and in such a short time has become one of the most beloved teachers, they are like a big family.

Colette brings enthusiasm and passion to her classes and the students feel inspired as she teaches them. 

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Duong & Duc Anh's Story

At ACCV we support many children living with chronic illness. Their lives aren't easy by any means but when we are able to support their medical care we see a huge transformation. We are very aware that this would not be possible without the support we receive from you all so we would like to share their stories with you.

Little Duong is only five years old, she and her little brother Duc Anh, aged two, were both born with CAH. A very serious endocrine disease if left untreated. Their parents are rural farmers living in poverty, the chances of them being able to fund medical treatment for two children was completely out of their reach.

And then they were introduced to ACCV...  

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