Rose was just nine years old on her first visit to Vietnam. She immediately connected with the children she met and over the years she has forged strong friendships with some of the young people ACCV supported. Rose was very excited when her family decided to establish ACCV. She has always maintained a high level of commitment. Rose accompanied her mother on every trip to Hanoi and she actively enjoyed being involved in all aspects of running ACCV.
Rose learned Braille in 2009 and she produced all the extra Braille materials that are part of the ACCV English Language program for blind people.
Rose was asked how she managed to go to school, maintain her grades, socialise & live the life of a teenager while working with ACCV, and why does she do it?
This was her response:
“I guess the way I see it is; I have all these amazing opportunities, why shouldn’t these children too? If we won’t help them, then maybe no one ever will. It is really sad to see children who are very sick and their parents are frightened because they don’t have enough money. But it is really nice when we see them again and their child is healthy. I really like that.
I am lucky to be involved with ACCV because it has given me the chance to travel a lot and to meet some amazing people. I am so glad that I got to know Quan, Hong, Dat and the other blind students, they are amazing. I am really proud of other people we sponsor like Thao, she has achieved so much. When I think about the obstacles they have faced and how well they have done, I don’t complain about having to do my homework ☺
I am very proud of ACCV’s achievements. I agree with my mum that every child should be given the opportunity to reach their full potential. It is important that children have food, medicine and education.
I am proud that my family works together so that we can help them.”