May 2012 Newsletter


Hi friends and sponsors

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What’s been happening?

Highlights of the last few months have been:

1. Visit by Sisters Huong and Tuyen. They combined direct fundraising for their convent. They also spent a week at St Lucy’s School for the Disabled in Sydney observing how disabled children are taught in Australia. They travelled around a bit, viewing the bewildering differences between their home country and Vietnam.

2. Meeting with our Board. Let me introduce our Board to you: Peter Kabaila (Sec), Hung Nguyen (Pres & Vice Pres), Minh Tiep Tran, Loan Tran, Nam Long Quach, Clive West and David Braithwaite SJ. Hung has many years experience in managing charitable projects to aid development in Vietnam. Minh and Loan operate a local business. Nam works in the public service and Clive is a retired government lawyer. David organises Vietnam trips each year for Aussie volunteers. Our wide range of experience and shared concern for assisting development in Central Vietnam makes us a good team.

3. Sam, our volunteer web-master, set up Paypal for our web site so that people could easily make secure donations online.

See you soon

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Peter Kabaila