On February 12, 2018 we brought a fun Tet party to the Kim Son Charity School. Kim Son has run a primary school for neighborhood children for many years, ensuring that children from poor families who cannot afford the costs of public school will receive an education. Typically, parents must buy school uniforms, textbooks, school supplies, and pay school fees. At Kim Son, all the costs are free for the children.
The lunar new year, Tet, is the biggest holiday of the year in Vietnam, and we endeavor to bring the holiday joy to the children. During Tet, children enjoy traditional foods and wear new clothes to mark the new year. Poor families struggle to bring these traditions to their children, so we brought a party to the school. Each child received a new clothing outfit and traditional food. There were songs and smiles all around. We also got to see the children playing at recess between lessons. It was a very fun day!
This visit was sponsored by kindhearted donations by Rita Marinucci, Daniel Taylor, Heidi Gailor, and anonymous donors through Facebook.