On September 5, 2015 we attended the first day of school ceremonies at the Kim Son and Loc Tho charity schools. At Kim Son, we brought lots of notebooks and school supplies for the children, all of which was provided by donations from JL Support Services.
The first day of school is a big occasion in Vietnam, with speeches by local officials, gifts for students, and celebrations. Our coordinator, Ngoc, was invited to Kim Son to attend the ceremonies, and helped decorate the classrooms with balloons, and hand out snacks and gifts to the students. At Loc Tho, our coordinator Loan was invited by the nuns to watch the students perform dances to commemorate the day.