In addition to providing aid for basic needs such as food, milk, clothing, educational tools and cultural celebrations, ATG takes it one step further with our supported orphanages in Vietnam. We provide incentives to the orphans to work hard to make a better life for themselves by awarding those who receive an academic achievement certificate from their school district an extra “prize” of new school clothesand school supplies It is our belief that this will continue to give them motivation and inspiration, while also letting them know that someone cares about their future.
This email was sent by one of the workers at one of ATG’s supported orphanages in Vietnam. The original email is translated from Vietnamese, and names are abbreviated to protect their identity.
On behalf of ATG, PT has provided awards for children of Uu Dam who achieved good academic results during the school year 2013 – 2014. Within this group, XT received both certificates for good student and also completed her thesis for four years of University yesterday. She received 9 out of 10 for her thesis. XT was so happy, dear Aileen. This morning, after receiving this meaningful award, she got teary-eyed and asked PT to send her sincere thanks to you, Aivy, and all of the members of ATG. She said that she had to go to school
today to set up the completion of her school, but when she comes back at night, she will write to you all. PT and all of the orphans of Uu Dam will always treasure the love and support from the ATG family. The continuous concern and support that ATG has given to Uu Dam during the past several years has contributed to making our home increasingly happy and boisterous with the laughter of these children.
In these pictures, CH and CT are brothers. Because they had to go back to the countryside for their mother’s memorial, I gave them your awards earlier than to the others. For many years now, both boys have achieved good/honor student status. Their parents died when CT was 2 years-old and CH was 3-years old. Currently, they still have their paternal grandmother, but she is elderly and living out in the countryside under difficult conditions.