Dung is fourteen years old, she is currently in grade nine at school and soon she will be in high school. Dung’s father lost his eyesight seven years ago and this has made her family’s life quite difficult. Her mother works long hours as a motorbike taxi driver and when she has down time she will also sell food and drinks to earn a little extra income.
With her mother away from home most of the time, a lot of responsibilities have fallen to Dung as the eldest; she must wake up early each morning to clean the house before school and then after her lessons she cooks and does the washing with help from her grandmother. Most evenings Dung will help her two younger sisters with their homework, it is one of her favourite things to do as she enjoys helping her sisters and she feels just like a teacher.
Even with all these extra responsibilities, Dung is a great student and she never lets her hardships get her down. Her mother told us that she is always eager to help out and support her family, especially her little sisters. They are all very proud of her.
Unfortunately, due to the growing expenses of school, Dung was going to have to quit as the family could no longer afford her tuition fees. This made Dung very sad as she had always dreamed of being a writer and she loved learning Literature.
However, Dung is able to keep her dream thanks to the generous sponsorship from the Hanoi International Women’s Club. Dung was so happy when she heard and could not thank HIWC enough for helping her.
Dung told our staff at ACCV that she will study hard to get good grades and make her dream of becoming a writer true.
We would also like to thank HIWC as well, your generosity has helped Dung and her family and we are so thrilled.
Alison, Rose & the ACCV team
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