Nurturing children’s dreams

In the academic year 2023-2024, through the generosity of our donors, we have donated school supplies to over 485 students, 100 of these students in Luc Nam District. This is a way to share their difficulties and encourage them to overcome challenges in their education. Most of these children come from impoverished families with particularly challenging circumstances in their villages. Khanh is one of these children.

Just 10 years old but Khanh has experienced tremendous loss    

Khanh is currently 10 years old and studying in the fifth grade at Bao Son Primary School. From a young age, Khanh has experienced tremendous loss. Khanh’s father passed away from cancer when Khanh was only 8 years old, leaving behind a younger brother who was not even 2 years old. Shortly after the loss of her father, Khanh’s mother left, leaving Khanh and her younger brother alone without any support.

Despite being only 10 years old, Khanh has lost the innocence and playfulness of a child and rarely smiles

From a previously poor but stable family, Khanh and her younger brother suddenly became two children without caregivers or providers. Despite being only 10 years old, Khanh has lost the innocence and playfulness of a child and rarely smiles. When asked about her dreams, Khanh shyly reveals: “I want to become a teacher in the future.”.

“I want to become a teacher in the future.”, Khanh said

Khanh receives help to continue going to school

Khanh’s grandparents have made the decision to live with and care for their grandchildren. However, with a meager monthly allowance for war veterans (only 4 million VND, about US$157), the grandparents are unable to provide a fully adequate life for Khanh and her brother. All the living expenses for the four family members, including the educational needs of the two children, depend entirely on this limited income.

The grandparents are unable to provide a fully adequate life for Khanh and her brother

Not wanting their difficult circumstances to hinder the dreams of these young children, Khanh’s grandparents are most worried about the future of their grandchildren if they were to pass away suddenly. Currently, at the age of 70, their financial situation is far from abundant, and the grandchildren are still young and unable to care for themselves. To help Khanh become self-reliant, her grandmother has spent a lot of time teaching her household chores such as cooking, laundry, and cleaning.

Khanh and his younger brother are facing difficult circumstances

Not letting difficult circumstances hinder the dreams of these young children

Despite the family’s difficult financial situation, Khanh never gives up on her dream of finishing school and consistently achieves good academic results. Khanh said: “I want to go to school and become a teacher so that I can bring knowledge to other young children.”

Khanh never gives up on her dream of finishing school and consistently achieves good academic results

When the new school year approached, Khanh’s grandparents were very worried because they couldn’t afford to prepare school supplies for her due to their financial constraints. When they received the gift of textbooks, learning materials, and pens from YWAM Mercy & SSCD, they were overjoyed and expressed their gratitude. Khanh’s grandfather choked with emotion and said, “Khanh was unfortunate to be born into a disadvantaged family, and we are old and unable to provide much support. We sincerely hope to receive assistance from kind-hearted people to help Khanh continue attending school.”

Khanh’s family is very grateful for the educational support they are receiving fromYWAM Mercy and SSCD

We also hope that in the future, Khanh will receive even more support to help her fulfill her dream of becoming a teacher.

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