Friday, April 29, 2022

Supporting more girls from ethnic communities

 Only yesterday CEF decided to help more ethnic girls receive scholarships at one of the schools we visited recently in Dong Giang, in the mountains of Quang Nam, a district with a large Co Tu ethnic community.

We are all thrilled that we can help more girls from the surrounding poor communities continue their high school education and hopefully go onto university.

When they are from families who are struggling to make ends meet, they are under a lot of pressure to drop out of school, whether that pressure is from parents or siblings, or self-induced.

We look forward to working with this high school and their Co Tu students.










Photos are by Graeme Burn 

Photos include the school building, school meeting hall, students, and home of one student

 

 

Monday, April 4, 2022

Home visits in Hiep Duc

 Here are a few photos from our CEF home visits in Nong Son district, one of the mountainous areas CEF work in. Due to Covid I had not been to the homes of these sponsorship students for two years, so it was a treat to see them!

This period of Covid and social restrictions has been a strange time for us at CEF, as normally we see our students four times a year and sometimes more. Having not seen them for so long, I missed the home visits and families, their sweetness, warmth and humor. 












Friday, April 1, 2022

Survey trip for new scholarship program

We at CEF are expanding our Scholarship Program to include more students from ethnic communities in Quang Nam to help them receive a full education. 

Students from ethnic communities are disadvantaged, resulting in a high drop out rate, early marriage, and the continuation of the poverty cycle of their families. 

Our first research trip was to Hiep Duc, a beautiful mountainous region where the ethnic communities are mainly Mnong and Xo-Dang.

These few photos are from this CEF research trip at the homes of girls we visited and in the surrounding countryside. 









Wednesday, February 2, 2022

About a granny's love

 One of our CEF students wrote this about her dear granny, and CEF's staff Lua translated this touching story:

There are three in my family including my granny who is over 80, my mother, and me. My mother is a single mum. She is also the main provider, so she works hard every day, rain or shine.



Since my birth my granny is the one who has spent most of her time taking care of me and talking to me. I'm lucky that I have her as she has always been by my side. She is the one who educated me to be who I am today. 

I grew up with my granny's love, songs, stories, and her food. I learned from observing her attitude, gestures and kindness when she related with other people. Granny always listens and is gentle with people. I learned by heart all of her stories and they helped enrich my knowledge of history, culture, and especially Vietnamese customs and traditions. Also she taught me to be polite and kind to others and reminded me many times about being grateful for other people’s help and appreciate the fruits of my and other’s hard work and efforts. 

Time has flown by and now my granny is so old and I’m in grade 11. I am so proud of my family and even though we are poor, my granny is always ready to help others when she can. I hope my granny will remain healthy and conscious until I can work and have the money to take good care of her.

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Some of the Scholarship students










 A CEF scholarship helps a girl from an ethnic community in Phuoc Son district, near the Vietnam-Laos border remain in high school.

We want to help more girls this term to help them avoid premature marriage and childbearing ( early marriage is a tradition in their communities),  and reduce their risks of being trafficked by supporting them to remain in high school.eA CEF scholarship helps a girl from an ethnic community in Phuoc Son district, near the Vietnam-Laos border remain in high school.

We want to help more girls this term to help them avoid premature marriage and childbearing ( early marriage is a tradition in their communities), and reduce their risks of being trafficked by supporting them to remain in high school.
Contact:
Linda Burn
c.e.f.vietnam@gmail.com

(Photos are of some of the girls from ethnic communities in the scholarship program at present, some who have help and some who need help still)