In 2005, a Peruvian "étoile" dancer, Vania Masias, was very touched when seeing teenagers doing dangerous acrobatics on the street lights in Lima, trying to make some money. She was impressed by their talent, knowing what kind of discipline it takes to manage those risky swings. She asked them if they would like to take … Continue reading Angeles D1
236 brighter futures
In Vietnam, leprosy is still prevalent today. For the children of lepers, the future is very gloomy; often placed in the hands of family members, with limited access to education. Dat Viet is an organisation supporting children who have a parent with leprosy or other handicap such as blindness, funding their education and monitoring their … Continue reading 236 brighter futures
High 5 for 5 students
We love Friends For Street Children (FFSC); as you can guess, they take care of street children in Ho Chi Minh giving them education, food and shelter when needed. Association Léon is supporting them by funding a teacher for one of their educational centers (see here) and we think we can do more, thanks to … Continue reading High 5 for 5 students
Welcome Hoang Thi Thu Hang
We got to know Bin Trieu center in Vietnam, close to Ho Chi Minh City. It's a center that welcomes kids coming from provinces outside the capital. They arrive in Ho Chi Minh City as "immigrant" and are not entitled to attend schools; therefore they are very often turning into "street children". The Bin Trieu … Continue reading Welcome Hoang Thi Thu Hang
Get a nurse!
How wonderful it is when a talented young adult is motivated to learn. Sadly, many children in remote villages of Peru, in spite of being talented and motivated, have to give up this idea as their family doesn't have the means to support them. Luckily, the NGO DB Peru told us about some of those kids and Association … Continue reading Get a nurse!
Celebrating 10 years of Association Léon
Our dearest association is already 10 years old. 10 years of exploring new realities. 10 years of putting education first. 10 years of life changing projects. 10 years of new starts. This is why we give! None of what has been achieved would have been possible without the support of our many donors. Thank you … Continue reading Celebrating 10 years of Association Léon
Helping out 14 families in Vietnam
Since 2014 we support 14 families in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. We have two ambasadors of Association Léon based there: Irène Bostsarron and Jean-Marc Mignot; they identify needs for us, check the background and give us recomandations. With their help we got in touch with Dat Viet organization, supporting families affected by leprosis...
What an inspiring story. It all started in 2008 when Carlos, a young successful spanish lawyer, decided to take some time off surfing in Sumbawa, a remote island in Indonesia. A young boy tried to communicate with him on the beach but could hardly speak English...
In 2005, a Peruvian "étoile" dancer, Vania Masias, was very touched when seeing teenagers doing dangerous acrobatics on the street lights in Lima, trying to make some money. She was impressed by their talent, knowing what kind of discipline it takes to manage those risky swings...
Research in Burkina Faso
Vincent Rapin, who is part of the comity of Leon, spent 2 months in Burkina Faso in 1999 and conducted researches there trying to find out how to give impulse to the middle-size cities of Burkina Faso . The challenge is to avoid the rush of the population into Ouagadougou et Bobo-Dioulasso, the two main … Continue reading Research in Burkina Faso