We first met Thao back in 2008 when she was a high school student chasing a distant dream to become a medical doctor (here). Poverty was holding her back from pursuing even basic goals in life let alone what she saw as the fantasy of a medical career and a good life for her and her sick mother. [Read more…]
After receiving excellent results on her finals, Doctor Thao was offered a job at a local hospital. Thao was very pleased to be offered a job straight after graduation and it has been wonderful for her and her mother.
Thao can now afford to pay for their living expenses, her mother’s medication and care and her own tuition fees. That’s right; Thao is going back to school to continue her studies! What determination this girl has!
What a year it has been! 2014 has been a very busy year for us at ACCV, we’re all looking forward to the break. As we wind down for the Christmas and New Year celebrations we can’t help but reflect on the past year.
Working with children who are blind, sick and living in poverty can have its profoundly sad moments, but it also has some wonderful moments and that’s what we’ve chosen to reflect on. [Read more…]
Many of you will have followed Thao’s story over the past six years.
We first met Thao and her mother back in 2008; they were both barely scraping by selling rubbish they scavenged to pay for food and basic living supplies. Thao had dreamt of becoming a doctor since she was a little girl after watching her mother’s battle with illness. [Read more…]
It’s lovely to be back in Hanoi and touching base with everyone. Yesterday we met up with Mai and Thao to catch up with Thao while she was in Hanoi. She’s doing so well. It’s hard to believe how quickly the years have flown by, it doesn’t seem too long ago that we met a young girl who was desperate to follow her dreams of becoming a doctor. Well she’s on her way now…. [Read more…]