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The Story of Chinh

We would like to share with you the story of Chinh.

Chinh is an 11-year-old boy who lives in a small town outside Hanoi city. He was diagnosed with Brittle Bone at birth and the hospital seemed to be his second home for the early days of his life.

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The worst kind of news...

Yesterday I received the heart breaking news that one of our young blind students, Thao, had passed away.

This news has come completely out of left field. Hong, Quan, Dat, our staff, teachers and her class mates are all in a state of shock. Thao was a treasured friend and class mate to everyone. She will be very sadly missed...

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GratiTuesday...

 We receive many testimonials and thank you notes from families of the children we support at ACCV.

To show the impact your generous donations have on the lives of these children we are going to have a GratiTuesday where we will share these lovely notes with you. 

The first note of gratitude we'd like to share comes from little Thao's father.

Enjoy...

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Dream big… and work hard…

At ACCV we love to hear stories like Trang’s, she really encompasses the mission statement of ACCV; to empower young blind people and help them to achieve their potential. It does wonders for us at ACCV when we see a blind student re-claiming their life and making their way in the world. That’s what it’s all about.

Trang is 22 years old, blind and living in poverty.  She has been a member of the ACCV English Language course for blind students and also a recipient of our Brighter Tomorrow programme for funding for university. She has a great attitude when it comes to hard work and studying. In fact, she’s such an excellent student that she was awarded a scholarship from her University last semester for her exceptional grades. 

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A Reversal of Fortune - Huyen's Story

One of our blind students Chuyen would often be accompanied by her teenage daughter Huyen. The strong bond between the pair was obvious to all.  Chuyen was a devoted mother and would beam with pride when she spoke of her daughter.  Huyen was equally devoted to her mother and would ride her motorcycle to and from the blind association with her mother seated behind her. The two of them would laugh and sing together, they were a joy to watch.

What we couldn’t see on the surface was the difficult struggle life was for them. Chuyen earned just 2 million VND per month, less than $100.00 and that was all the two of them had to survive on. Huyen was an excellent student with dreams of becoming an accountant.

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