Love is not just talk it is also action.
VIETNAM OUTREACH 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS
March 2017 Vietnam Outreach celebrated it’s 30th anniversary with a celebration held in the Nghe An Province in which officials travelled up to 1,500 kilometres to attend. To show their appreciation of our assistance a number of awards were given and officials from various provinces shared with us how Vietnam Outreach has touched countless lives these past thirty years
In December 2017 a second 30th anniversary ceremony was held by the government in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre. They had wanted to hold a second celebration for Vietnam Outreach because they said that many organisations had come to Vietnam but we were one of the handful that had lasted thirty years. Therefore they really wanted to show the appreciation that came from within their hearts. We were so touched by the speeches from various officials as they shared how they had seen firsthand our compassion and love for the poor and the impact it had on their own lives. They had learnt from us that real love is not just talk but also action because one action can speak a thousand words.
In 2017 Vietnam Outreach was able to help more than 2,000 children and their families.
This was done by giving bicycles to poor students who live long distances from their schools. Other handicapped children received wheelchairs. In addition over a thousand families received food parcels with sufficient food for each family for one month. We also assisted to build a school for 300 children in a remote mountainous area and provided hundreds of concrete water tanks for poorer rural families suffering from fresh water shortages due to salt water encroachment in the Mekong Delta.