HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL!!
Below for your review is a wonderful recap of the 2014 activities at Anh Linh Free School, which you so generously support, written by the school's principal Bui Thi Kim Ngoc. It is informative and heartwarming. Please enjoy!!
Alumnae of Da Lat – Ha Noi – Saigon
Saint Pierre Fourier, founder of Congregation Notre Dame had a quote:
“Well-educated children will change the world in half of century.”
Realizing an importance of education, Anh Linh Love school is established in 1990 to help impoverished children with an opportunity to go to school.
With 2014 drawing to a close, we would like to recall and share with you some memorable activities as a sincere gratitude for your support. This year marks a development of Anh Linh Love school. The development is raised by love of all benefactors.
On January, we were happy to welcome Mr. Robert Pitner, new CEO of Bridges To Learning, and Mrs. Jerilyn Joy Hirsch who we friendly call “Bà Jerri” (Mrs Jerri). She is the founder of Bridges To Learning corporation. For Mr. Pitner, that was the first time he visited the school. For Mrs. Jerri, the visit was like returning home. Former students were very happy to see adorable Jerri again. The year 2014 represents an anniversary of 10th year companion between Bridges To Learning corporation and Anh Linh Love school in education for unlucky children.
On March 2014, student delegation from Singapore American School (SAS) came to play with students from Anh Linh Love school as volunteers. On this occasion, students in grade 8 and 9 of Anh Linh school had an opportunity to visit 2 companies: Standard Chartered bank and VinaCapital Investment Management Ltd Company. Through two tours, students learnt a lot of useful practical lessons and gain real life experience. Based on that, they learnt how to orientate their studying, set their own goals and invest for future by trying their best in daily studying. Besides, representatives from two companies also shared with students their experience to overcome difficulties in life and to achieve succeed. I would like to express appreciation to board of directors and staff from Standard Chartered bank and VinaCapital Investment Management Ltd Company for warming welcome and enthusiastic sharing.
With support from Standard Charterd bank and Ms. Truong Ngoc Dung, Human Manager from Electricity Company PM3, we were equipped with LED monitors in two rooms as supporting service to education and studying in school. This helps students learning better with visual and practical pictures. They find that these images are easy to understand and remember. Furthermore, Ms. Dung also organized talk show to share her real experience, soft skills and other topics for secondary students. The topics included: dare to dream and put a goal for future, teenager emotions and effective learning methods. Students were very interested in participating in these extracurricular classes.
School year 2014 – 2015 started from August, 2014. In addition to studying, students receive annual health care, especially dental hygiene. Students get free physical examination from students and lecturers from Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy.
Sport is an important activity to develop student physical. Realizing the passion of soccer from many students, we added this sport into extracurricular activities. Since the school yard is too small to organize soccer matches, we rented football field to open soccer tournament for students. Through this event, we educated students about team work, spirit of unity, fair play in competition. We were happy since many students joined in this activity. They tried hard in studying to participate in competition.
As previous years, on Teacher’s Day on November 20th and Traditional Day when many former students gather in meetings are the most memorable days. In those occasions, all students express their appreciation and respect to their teachers. I was so happy to see many student
generations return to school. Most of them have a same feeling: the school has become a sweet home for them. On the occasion, a fire named as Anh Linh which presents spirit of love between us was lighted up and transferred to all people. We hold hands together and promise to keep the light and spirit of Anh Linh up. The light illuminates and warms hearts of our families and lives.
Next year, 2015, will represent 25th anniversary of Anh Linh Love school foundation. Thanks to companion, supporting of all benefactors in the last 25 years, the school has a lot of achievement. We sincerely thank you all for supporting.
January 9th, 2015 will start the 25th anniversary year. A yearbook will be made to save affections of all who are want to share our happiness on this occasion. Hence, if you have courtesy to share with us your sentiments, please send them to following address:
Address: 30/30 Lam Van Ben Street, Tan Kieng Ward, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Gratitude to all articles, especially before March 1st, 2015.
On Christmas season and incoming New Year, I would like to represent Sisters of Congregation Notre Dame, teachers and students in Anh Linh Love school to express our appreciation to you for encouraging, sharing, supporting, loving and silent praying to people in Anh Linh Love school.
I wish you all the best with peace joy and hope.
Principle of Anh Linh Love school
Bui Thi Kim Ngoc – CND
EDUCATION DOES CHANGE THE WORLD