Saturday, November 6, 2010

Opportunities....

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). 
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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!
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And now, opportunity has come knocking..
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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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2 Comments:

At November 6, 2010 at 6:16 PM , Blogger Michael Brosowski said...

Alison, that's great! Donkey Donuts has a terrific reputation - I'm sure this will be a great opportunity for Lo. Well done!

 
At November 8, 2010 at 5:31 PM , Blogger CK said...

Congratulations Lo! And good work Alison and staff.
Charles

 

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