Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Libraries for My Thanh Village

On Monday, January 21st we travelled to the Mekong Delta from Ho Chi Minh City with a team of Vietnamese university students to deliver Global Village Foundation portable libraries. Five of those libraries were donated by Journeys of the Heart contributors!

It was very encouraging for us to see the team of volunteers; young, enthusiastic, bright Vietnamese dedicated to developing education and social programs in their country. It was a high energy day.

The focus is of course on the books and instilling a love of reading, using some creative techniques in dramatization and team work based on what the kids had read. They read on their own, reported the story to their group and then the group decided how they would present the story to the group at large.

 There was a lot of laughter, some shyness and some confusion but overall the kids really had a wonderful time.

We were entertained with some songs as well.

The school principal suggested that the district could use all the books that we could deliver! We have our work cut out for us. 

Bravo for all of our donors! Thanks Journeys of the Heart from the 
children of My Thanh!

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