Friday, July 1, 2016

About one of the ethnic girls from Phuc Son ~ Guest blog by CEF's Ms Thuy

Ms Thuy wrote about one of the very poor girls CEF interviewed recently who needs a scholarship. Please contact us if you would like to take on a scholarship which is US$150 for this academic year 2016-2017:

She is of the Gie Trieng people and her family is very poor. Her parents are farmers and have 7 children, the eldest is 22 years old and the youngest is 3 years old.

As with many Gie Trieng girls in her community, her eldest sister is a victim of early marriage. She gave birth to her first when she was only 14 years old. Her sisters youngest daughter is the same age as her youngest sister. Her brother quit school when he was in grade 10 and now works as a farmer. The other younger siblings are in grade 8, grade 5 and grade 3 and the youngest stays at home.

All family members live in a very small house with a tiny bed room for the parents, and a living room which is also the bedroom for all the children. There is separate kitchen. Although she is living in a poor family and her parents can’t help her with her studies, she still gets good results which not many ethnic minority students do. Her dream is to be a physics teacher or a local government official.

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