Friday, November 26, 2010

HIWC Charity Bazaar

This coming Sunday,  the Hanoi International Women's Club will host their 19th annual Charity Bazaar.

For the very first time, ACCV will have a stall at the Bazaar this year. It's very exciting for us, this is a wonderful event.

Unfortunately, Rose and I cannot be in town for this event, but we will have Chau, Toan and other staff members and volunteers there to represent us. Four of our blind students Quan, Dat, Hong and Hanh will also be on hand to say hello and to offer fabulous, on-the-spot head massages... they're a treat!

Chau and the rest of our staff have been working very hard to get things organised. They will be selling a few products, including a bit of home made jewelry produced by young people we sponsor, ACCV hats and shirts, and a touch of nail glitz and glamour!!

If you are in Hanoi, the Bazaar is definitely worth a visit. Please drop by the ACCV stall and say hello.

HIWC Charity Bazaar
Sunday November 28th 2010,
10am - 4pm, in the National Aquatic park outside the My Dinh Stadium.

Kind regards
Alison & Rose

Saturday, November 6, 2010


The  long term goal for our blind students has always been to increase their prospects for the future. 

Our English language program for blind students has developed really well. We’re so proud of the students, they have blossomed in a way that we never expected. It has been a privilege to be involved. They have developed friendships, cheeky personalities and their English language skills are really coming along. They're doing so well, we have some bright young individuals in our program (we have some great teachers too). 

Ultimately, our goal has always been to equip them with the necessary skills to increase their employment prospects. Not all blind people want to make brooms or toothpicks!
And now, opportunity has come knocking..

The popular Donkey bakery in Hanoi employ’s people with disabilities as part of their socially responsible program. They appreciate the fact that people with disabilities can successfully play a role in a competitive business. This wonderful organisation has provided an opportunity for one of our students to enter their training program.

So we sent along our three strongest students for an interview, their very first!! We were all a bit excited and anxious on their behalf. This is such a milestone for everyone, hopefully the first of many.
Lo is a young lady with quite a dynamic personality and her English skills are quite strong. We have been very impressed with her, and so were Donkey bakery. She will start immediately! 

Congratulations Lo, and thank you Donkey bakery.

The other two students really enjoyed the interview process. They have been advised to keep studying hard and return in six months. Nothing like a good incentive 

And of course a huge thank you goes to our supporters. We cannot do this alone and these young people are so deserving of an opportunity.

Hope all's well in your world.

Kind regards

Alison & Rose 

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