On November 26th, 2019, Ms. Ngoc Anh visited 9 students from the middle school Vo Thanh Trang in Tan Phu, who applied for the Greenleaves scholarship program for the school year 2019-2020. The children received a small monetary gift from Ms. Ngoc Anh's mother and the book "Cuore", written by Edmondo de Amicis, translated in vietnamese.
His father left his mother when she was 4 months pregnant. The mother had a nervous
breakdown and has since become bedridden.
The grandparents have to take care of him and his mother.
His grandfather works in the hospital as an assistant in radiology, earns 10 million VND (ca. 400€) a month and will get retired next year.
His grandmother works as a motorbike Uber driver, but does not make much money because she has to take care of his mother.
Tuan wants to be a doctor to be able to heal his mother.
Her father died early, the mother has heart problems and lives in the country. The
grandparents take care of the 3 children since they were young.
Her eldest brother (20 years old) helps in a car shop, her 17 years old brother helps in a cafe.
Her grandmother earn money with various jobs: motorbike Uber driver, manicure, sewing , etc.
The house belongs to the great-grandmother who passed away two years ago and the house is now for sale.
When the house is sold, the family has to live somewhere for rent.
Her father left her when she was young. Her mother died in 2015.
She lives with her brothers. The oldest (23 years old) works as a scooter Uber driver, delivery service driver to earn money.
When the mother died, the oldest had to give up studying at the university. Since he has no degree, he can only work as a driver. He earns about 5 - 6 million VND (ca. 250 - 300€) a month.
They go to their grandmother to get foods.
The parents left Huy because he was mentally retarded. The grandparents take care of him.
He is very polite, well behaved. He said that nobody plays with him at school, so he has to
sit alone, but that doesn't matter to him because he's used to it.
He wants to be a policeman, likes to cook, badminton, helps a lot in the household.
He likes social studies because it is very versatile, he said.
The grandparents runs an internet cafe, but he doesn't like games.
His grandmother has to undergo dialysis every month because she has kidney disease.
Her father works as a granite tiler, her mother has cancer, earns a little money by babysitting or wrapping
clothes in plastic wrap.
The rental room is small and narrow.
Her older sister (17 years old) and her 8 years old brother are both still going to school.
Nguyên dreams of a scholarship in Japan because she likes anime and painting.
Nguyên has found her sponsor already.
His father died in 2006 when he was 4 years old.
His mother works as a cleaner in a school, in the morning in a bank, earns a total of about 6.300.000 VND (ca. 250€) a month. They live in a rented flat, which costs about 3 million VND (ca. 120€) per month.
We hope that
- Trần thị Doanh Doanh
- Trần Nguyễn Gia Bảo
- Nguyễn Trần Khắc Tuấn
- Nguyễn Trần Bảo Trâm
- Trần Phạm Minh Anh
- Nguyễn Bảo Huy
- Nguyễn Ngọc Như
- Lê Hoàng Sang
will find their sponsor to support them to get a degree that will help themout of poverty.
GiKaD currently supports 73 children: 32 elementary school students, 39 middle school students, 1 student (Vocational College), 1 student Mecical College (see "The Development" here).
In the whirl of Christmas festivities and Vietnamese New Year preparations we are very happy that all children could find their sponsors.
On behafl of those students, we would like to thank you for your very generous sponsorship.