There are many ways to give love. However, receiving a donation from a Vietnamese 16-year-old boy who created a birthday fundraiser on Facebook to support disadvantaged children might be a first.
When in high school, teenagers in Vietnam are under a lot of stress from the busy school schedule, as well as worrying about a future learning path. However, Ho Sy Tuan Khang, a 16-year-old student, surprised us when he took time to raise funds for less privileged students.
The story of how Tuan Khang raised funds intrigued us:
On his 16th birthday, instead of other gifts, Khang ran a small campaign on his personal Facebook page. He asked people to join hands in order to give scholarships to disadvantaged children across Vietnam through the Child Development Scholarship Programme of Saigonchildren. The campaign inspired many people to donate to Khang’s birthday as a charitable gift in his name, as well as to help the disadvantaged children. The total amount raised was 76,200,000VND (more than 3,000 USD)
Khang donated his birthday and he has brought a brighter future to 18 children, of which 14 are high school students and four are primary school students. They all live in difficult circumstances in the Mekong Delta. The upcoming academic year will be a great start for them, as they can enjoy learning and develop their educational path without the fear of dropping out of school to earn for a living.
Saigonchildren appreciates Khang for his sweet, beautiful, and kind act. We hope you will have a 16-year-old full of new achievements in your learning path.
Mrs Duy Huong, head of Programme Department of saigonchildren gives the certificate to Tuan Khang
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