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“Tet” a Celebration of Rebirth!

“Tet” a Celebration of Rebirth!

Têt Nguyen Dan literally means the first morning of the first day of the new period. More simply known as “Têt,” it is Viet Nam’s version of the Lunar New Year and is celebrated by millions of Vietnamese all around the world to celebrate the Year of the Tiger, beginning February 1, 2022.

Because of you, this year, the Stateless Vietnamese Children of Tonle Sap in Cambodia is able to celebrate Tet like never before, most for the very first time. Children are filled with excitement as they watch the dragon dance for the very first time.

Children are gathering around the main court in anticipation of the New Year celebration.

Besides from their studies, students are also learning dance techniques and performing during the Tet festivities – promoting social skills, teamwork and engagement.

With your support, students and families are provided with traditional Tet food including Banh Cng & Banh Tet (Sticky Rice Cakes) along with gifts and food for the children & their families.

HoangMy is 1 of 3 winners of a bicycle for her family, what a great way for HoangMy and her family to celebrate the new year. Instead of having to walk 4 miles to school, she can now ride her new bike. “I’m so happy, I can’t believe it! It’s like my dream came true.” Said HoangMy after receiving her bicycle raffle gift.

This heart warming story of HoangMy resonates with many families of Tonle Sap, as they rarely experience such happy occasions while struggling to make ends meets. For most of these families, 2022 marks the first year that they are fortunate to celebrate Tet.

BeEm, My & Nhi- current students at the school you help built welcomes you to their home near the Tonle Sap River in Cambodia.

This heart warming story of HoangMy resonates with many families of Tonle Sap, as they rarely experience such happy occasions while struggling to make ends meets. For most of these families, 2022 marks the first year that they are fortunate to celebrate Tet.

The children going to school has helped the family tremendously. Since their parents have to work all day, leaving the children unattended at home with nothing to do was a big problem. Now the children and their parents are much happier when the kids are at school.

This heart warming story of HoangMy resonates with many families of Tonle Sap, as they rarely experience such happy occasions while struggling to make ends meets. For most of these families, 2022 marks the first year that they are fortunate to celebrate Tet.

Hoang & Canh’s family who attends our school welcomes us to their home and living condition.

The Hoang’s family home. With your help the kids are able to go to school alleviating the worry from their parents.

Medical care for the first time

Recipients of our medical care package. Thanks to your support, their pain and worry are now alleviated.

Providing Toilets to Fight Poverty

Living in a world without decent toilets (especially ones connected to a system that safely handles waste) puts people at risk of disease, pollutes the environment, and discourages girls from attending school.

With your support, we’re able to provide portable toilets to families living in Cambodia to encourage good hygiene practices.

Mai & her family uses their new toilet inside their home. “We used to go far away around the lakes and bushes to the toilet,” she says. “At night I went with my friends, but I was scared. Now we have a clean toilet in our house and I’m not scared anymore.”

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