With the school holidays and summer arriving it is time again for our Swimming for Safety programme. This year 11 Phu Loc schools are participating with 120 students being taught to swim per school by our STA trained swimming tutors. Thanks to kind supporters such as Laguna Lang Co, BBGV, and private donations we are proud to be teaching even more children to swim in 2014 than previous SFS programmes. The photos show the children practicing water survival and rescue techniques so that they may be able to help their friends and family who do not know how to swim, and some boys from a Phu Loc school learning the freestyle stroke. In addition to the swimming classes we also arrange workshops the refresh the knowledge of our swimming tutors and to share suggestions to improve the program each year. Keep an eye on our Facebook page to see updates and more photos of this year’s Swimming for Safety programme.
Fun Sunday activities have been a source of enjoyment for all of the children, two international, and two local volunteers recently. One Sunday included special Halloween activities and was a highlight for all. The chasing game ‘Who’s afraid of the monster’ was an enjoyable scare, with children then transforming each other into creepy mummies, cackling witches, lumbering frankensteins, and bewitching wizards. Other activities have included dancing, football, and the game ‘Duck, duck, goose’.
Winter has arrived suddenly in Hue so Hue Help Hue Help supported the children’s shelter to buy warm clothing for the children. We are dedicated to improving the living conditions and health of the children in the shelter, and ensuring they have appropriate warm clothing is one such way that we fulfill this commitment. Read about our other commitments to the shelter here.
Two children are working hard at high school as they hope to get into university in the next two years. Both of the children are interested in science and maths. Chemistry and physics are two main subjects for their university examination. We are supporting their dream by providing extra lessons in chemistry and we hope these extra classes will help them to achieve their goals of attending university.
One of the older girls worked in the Hue Help office last month assisting with data analysis for the Swim Towards Disaster Risk Reduction (STDRR) programme. Phuong graduated from her accounting course recently and this work experience with the Hue Help team was invaluable for her career prospects. She was a great help and we wish her all the best with her future endeavours. Another children’s shelter resident who is one of the two girls attending university, won a silver award for badminton with her team. Congratulations to her team!