CAMPAIGN AGAINST  CHILD SEX EXPLOITATION AND TRAFFICKING

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Sunday, 19 November 2017 22:41

Sharing Happiness

OBV Cambodia

Like any other family, our happiness comes from the children of our greater OBV family, from Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. It was important to us that they know and love each other.  Recently, the generosity of one of our supporters saw OBV receive 55 boxes of moon cakes and lanterns, to be divided evenly between the 3 houses.  Along with the moon cakes that were going to the girls of Cambodia were letters carefully written to Ms Ha and Nimol.  Father Martino and Mother Ngoc have certainly done well in teaching the lesson of love, for you will not find a greater love than that between our girls.

DP

OBV VN

September 30, 2017

Translated by Jacqueline Huynh and Mr. Phung.  The orginal version in Vietnamese entitled "Niềm Hạnh Phúc Sẻ Chia"

Sunday, 12 November 2017 22:05

A Friendly Welcome

an old article...

The OBV Cambodia family

Our OBV family in Cambodia only became a more joyful place when two cute princesses joined. They were sisters, V and T. 

At first both V and T cried and longed to go home. But the other sisters rallied behind them and gave encouraging words. "Don't cry, it's better here. We're all sisters here."

Sunday, 15 October 2017 21:36

Trying Her Best

an old article...

Gardening

Kim Vy had promised to come every Saturday to teach the kids English, and she had kept to her word for the last few weeks. Unfortunately, with the kids' exams fast approaching, her plans had to be pushed back, possibly when the next Mission Trip starts.

Sunday, 08 October 2017 21:11

Just a Little Bit

an old article...

Mr. Pham Sy, who holds a Master's degree in Psychology, visited our girls in Cambodia to speak to the girls on a vast number of topics, through interesting games and activities.

By engaging in conversation with the girls, he soon learnt about their lives, their backstories, the goals and dreams for the future. He taught his lessons through song and play, and helped the children draw self portraits.

Wednesday, 13 September 2017 22:46

A maternal grandmother's suffering

Mrs. Tu was already the maternal grandmother to little D, a fifth grader who had been sexually molested by her biological father and grandfather. These kind of horrifying stories are sadly not uncommon, and are usually blasted across newspapers for all to read about.

"A father and grandfather sexually molested an 11-year old girl, and forced her to drink aphrodisiac drugs over multiple occasions"  - (click to read the article in Vietnamese in 'afamily')

Saturday, 23 September 2017 22:36

Resilient Girls

A pink lotus, just for you.

My lovely Pink Lotus...the preliminary hearing has ended. Your father sentenced to life behind bars, a punishment he deserves for his evil crimes. Your grandfather's hearing continues in two weeks and I believe he will face the same outcome.

Pink Lotus was visited by her mother and grandmother after the hearing. Bother of them led her to school this morning, where she proudly wore her new uniform

Saturday, 16 September 2017 22:26

Little Pink Lotus

I met her for the first time at an old brick kiln. She was a little girl, and surprised me by showing me of all the pictures of lotus flowers hanging on the walls of her small room.

On the day I went to pick her up to come live with the OBV family, she looked up at me and said 'I stayed up last night waiting for you'. And she gave me some origami stars. I wondered how she could still be so full of energy, so full of life, and have such a colourful and positive outlook for her future.

Friday, 25 August 2017 01:05

When The Worries Would End

Some volunteers visited OBV house a few days ago. The house is currently under remodeling, and was in complete disarray -- construction equipment and tools, bricks, cement and their mixers, sand....everything was everywhere. This month, my schedule was also thrown out the window, all my time and energy was put towards the completion of these works.

Sunday, 23 July 2017 21:21

Learning a New Skill

From afar, two ladies wholeheartedly donated their time and energy to teach our kids to make 3D jelly molds.

It was an activity scheduled for the entire weekend, with the first day starting bright and early at 8am, and wrapping up at 5pm. It was a little overcrowded, as a few of the girls were our OBV girls from Cambodia, many of them visiting the Motherland of Vietnam for the first time. Both the instructors and trainees took on this task enthusiastically. With the orders pouring in, there was no time for a break. They took a quick lunch and launched right back into it. Our board member, Phuong, worked to ensure orders were placed and even more importantly, that they were made.

Wednesday, 19 July 2017 00:46

The Steps Taken

It was a day of horrific storms, that we made our way to the ends of the world to their house. Two sisters, both victims of sexual abuse. Immediately, we worked to get their paperwork in order, so that we could bring them home. That was nearly 6 years ago.

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