Lastly, we attended the local high school that World Vision supports, where many sponsored children have been given an opportunity to grow and learn.
We were extremely overwhelmed by the number of faces at the school assembly (just for us!!). The joy in their eyes, warmth in their clapping, and embrace of goodwill was certainly a highlight. We observed several activities from the students outlining both educational and survival skills they had learnt. What to do in an emergency situation and how to combat problems that are very real in this community.
Things like splintering a hurt leg, bandaging a deep cut, or dealing with a snake bite are realistically encountered in their daily lives. Like riding a bike, each student has learnt these valuable life lessons that have been made possible with the support of World Vision and our generous supporters.
No matter what part of the world we live in, children are our future. If we can all do a small part to help those in need, it is a step closer to helping shape a better world. We are all going through a journey in life and have a story to tell but this experience has definitely made us appreciate more of what we have in our lives.
Being able to meet people in the Vietnam community brought our work to life. But more importantly, it was inspiring to see them to build their own success with the support of World Vision and supporters.
Natalie Watts works as a marketing advisor at World Vision Australia.