Wednesday, June 19, 2013

How wonderful, another year of schooling is complete .....

Another year of schooling is complete and now we are doing the children's updates, results and translating their letters. At the same time I am thinking about how this year and all we have achieved would not have been possible without our wonderful volunteers, donors, sponsors, partners, board members and staff!

Our volunteers bring joy to the children and to me as well, they make a lot possible and always bring a sense of adventure and fun with them. 

I smile when I think of all the lovely faces of the children. I sigh with contentment when I think that we have been able to give them another year of education.

I am warmed through and through when I think of our amazing donors, the children's sponsors and the wonderful support our partners give in finding sponsors for the children. Our board members and advisers are always there, and there is great comfort in that I can turn to them and ask for advice, help or support.

Without our staff very little could be done; they are truly precious gems. 


 I feel blessed and 'our' CEF children are blessed to be receiving an education that will give them a different future with greater choices, thanks to our large supportive web of good, caring souls.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

This Californian Vietnamese Student Association raised funds for CEF for girls education

Funds were raised in California for CEF's work to ensure poor girls receive an education, complete school and preferably have some vocational training, or a college or university education. This wonderful group from the Vietnamese Student Association worked hard to allow us to help girls receive an education at their recent Cultural Charity Show. Thank you so much for helping make a difference!

Here are but a few of the photos of those involved from MC's to organizers and participants from this special cultural event that will see more girls in schools.


CEF Vietnam partners with Go Philanthropic to help girls be educated - see this sweet video they created

Our Go Philanthropic partnership has been a blessing for CEF-Vietnam. They support our sponsorship program, food and medical support programs and our 'Mobile Library for Literacy'. They have found us sponsors for 19 children so far; that support has been so appreciated by us, but especially by the families and children.

They found a sponsor for Hien, whose mother has cancer, and for Binh, who was abandoned by both parents. Trinh lives in a shack with her mother and somehow she manages to get top marks and win awards and Tuyen, whose parents are both blind, are just a few of the children they have found sponsors for.

This touching video was created by the Go Philanthropic team for both of us to use; please enjoy.