Last year, Ming Heng (husband) and I together with Dr Marcia Ng (dentist), visited two centres run by the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians (Salesian Sisters of Don Bosco ) from 1 to 3 November 2013. It was a trip to explore and understand the needs of the schools and to explore how feasibility for future medical relief and mission for ACTS.
On the first day, when we arrived in the city we made a trip to a school at Tam Ha(near Ho Chi Minh City) and promptly met and had lunch with Sr Teresa, the Provincial; Sr Anne, the Provincial Secretary; Sr Maria Phuong, the Provincial Bursar as well as a few other Vietnamese nuns who worked in the elementary & secondary school & lived in the convent. They have another 2 elementary schools which are located about an hour from Tam Ha. The elementary school in Nam Hoa caters to 60-70 students while the school in Xuan Hoa helps 50 students whose parents suffer from leprosy.
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The Salesian Sisters saw the need for education, human promotion and development of youth, especially of children and young women, particularly in the area of women and youth education, primary education and skills training. Read more at their website >