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

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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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