Share with us some special stories about the chil­dren Xuan have sup­ported.

Oi Vietnam - - The Bulletin -

There are so many stories I’d like to share about the chil­dren who were liv­ing in Tien An Cen­ter. Dat stud­ied agri­cul­tural engi­neer­ing and now owns his or­ganic straw­berry farm in Da Lat. Thuy Duy en­tered the Univer­sity of Can Tho Prov­ince and has suc­cess­fully in­te­grated into so­ci­ety af­ter leav­ing Fam­ily 4. Y Han is about to com­plete her fi­nal year of high school ed­u­ca­tion and dreams of be­com­ing a teacher teach­ing eth­nic chil­dren in Kon Tun.

An­other out­stand­ing case is Anh Van. He was 13 years old when he stepped through the door of Fam­ily 4 for the first time. His sin­gle mother en­coun­tered many dif­fi­cul­ties and could no longer take care of her son at that time. Van was em­braced with love and care at Fam­ily 4, and he also eas­ily fit in with the other chil­dren. A few years later, he be­came the big “brother” of the other chil­dren in the fam­ily. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing from high school, he stud­ied French at univer­sity and fol­lowed an in­ten­sive cook­ing pro­gram. I just met him re­cently at his work­place. He now works as a chef for a four-star ho­tel and is on his way to pur­sue big­ger ca­reer dreams. He cur­rently lives with his mother and cares for her with great af­fec­tion.

Over the past years, there have been in­nu­mer­able chil­dren em­pow­ered by Xuan. Some of them live abroad at present. Many have mar­ried and have their own fam­i­lies. “Bo Chanh” (Fa­ther Chanh) is their in­ti­mate way of call­ing me, and then I am called “grandpa” now by their chil­dren. It’s such a special bond!

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