Learning Vietnamese in Ho Chi Minh City - Live in Vietnamese
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For Vietnamese children, Mid-Autumn Festival is the most important holiday. In the hopes of giving a warm and happy Mid-Autumn Festival to children who have lost their parents, VLS would like to organize a charitable field trip called “A loveful Mid-Autumn” at Bồ Đề Phương Duy - a tuition-free Primary – Secondary – High boarding school founded by Long Thạnh temple - in Long An province on the 30th of September 2017.
Bồ Đề Phương Duy school is a religious institution founded by Long Thạnh temple dedicated to the education of orphan students whose families cannot afford to have them educated or lived on.
The school also provides free accommodation for 155 children. However, being a temple limits it to have enough finance to buy food for all of the children. Fortunately, the ingredients of the meal are provided by local people around the temple. However, the quality of meal varies every single day. Sometimes, the children cannot have proper meals due to lack of donation.
Last year, this school has 3 students succeeded to pass the entrance examination to university but due to lack of finance to afford university tuition and living fee, just one of them continue university. The other two decided to go to college to quickly graduate and find a job. (In Vietnam, university requires 4 years to graduate while college only requires three years).
The most special thing about this school is its “Three No”:
- No tuition fee
- No salary for teachers - All the teachers here teach their students with parental-love.
- No high school ungraduated
What’re we going to do on this trip?
- Visit the old village Phước Lộc Thọ and have lunch.
Phước Lộc Thọ ancient village is recognized as a tourist site with the largest number of old wooden houses with the most diverse architecture in Vietnam by the Vietnam Record Book Center. There are 22 wooden houses representing the architecture of the North, the Central, the South and the Central Highland of Vietnam.
- Organize a Mid-Autumn party and give gifts and scholarships to the children.
Fee: 350,000 VNĐ/person (to cover transportation and lunch).
Bank transfer information:
Account No: 0071003772089
Bank name: Vietcombank (VCB HCM)
Branch: Ho Chi Minh
Beneficiary: CO SO TIENG VIET SAI GON
For more information, please contact:
Ms. Ngọc Nguyễn | 0938 876 195 | firstname.lastname@example.org