This morning in Ho Chi Minh student grant was distributed to 91 pupils, sponsored by Association Léon with the participation of Jean-Marc, our representative in Vietnam. Bravo for that! We've been suporting students in Ho Chi Minh whose parents are sick with leprosy since 2014.
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
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
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
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...