Tra Vinh Elementary School

May 7, 2017 – Volunteers from the Smile of Compassion project, led by the very kind Mr. Nam Hong Nguyen, hiked up the mountainous region of Tra Vinh ward, Nam Tra My district in Quang Nam province, passing through suspension bridges and rain forest for about 1.5 hours in order to get to the remote Tra Vinh elementary school in Ward 2. The amazing volunteers brought to them (and helped install) a Solar System donated by the Children of Vietnam Benevolent Foundation to help provide power for the school, staff and student, to use electricity, lighting, computer, tele-communication, and electric fans in hot weather. This is the first time the village has been provided with power or solar energy. Tears were coming down the cheeks of those teachers due to much happiness.

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Dear friends, Thank you so much again to you, dear family, friends and honoured guests, for making our 5th Annual Fundraising Gala on Sept 30/17 a huge success. Together we were able to raise over $40,000! We are truly grateful to everyone for your great support so that we can carry on with our work to improve the lives of impoverished children and orphans in Vietnam. Our event would not be possible without our amazing MC Dr. Cecile Phan and incredible local artists - Native Performer Amanda Lamothe, the VSUE (Vivian, Natalie, Van, Katelynn, Teddy, Hardy, Ken&Henry, Minh-Thuy) Dancers, the Truong Lac Hong school little dancers (Celina, Mai, Hong, Angela), and Michelle&Lily Dang. Our silent auction would not be possible without the kindness and generosity of local businesses, and our Arizona Getaway raffle was made possible by the generosity of Mr& Mrs Heuver. And thank you to all our volunteers for all your hard work and dedication to making our evening a great success.
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