Lan Anh was born blind fourteen years ago in the northern part of Viet Nam. She is the oldest of three children. Her younger brother and sister both have normal vision. Her family was very poor and moved to Binh Duong in the southern part of Viet Nam in 2001. It was here that her father found work as a carpenter and her mother found work as a seamstress. It was a neighbor who introduced the family to Nhat Hong School for the Blind in Ho Chi Minh City. Then, Lan Anh was 5 years old. She started learning Braille in kindergarten. Her parents live far away but manage to visit her once a month. Four years ago, she moved to the new Nhat Hong School for the Blind in Tam Hai Thu Duc. She is now in the 9th grade in a regular public school with sighted students. Currently, she is a straight A student. Also, she is a very good singer (please see the video in the link below) and loves to play muscical instruments at school. She is very happy at Nhat Hong School and is very close to her friends there. She is forever grateful to the many nuns, teachers and volunteers who have helped her through the years. Now in conjunction with GlobalGiving Foundation's, her dream to become a teacher for the blind is a step closer to become a reality. As of today, BVCF has raised almost $8,000 for tuition for the blind students like Lan Anh. She is a shinning example of the work of BVCF and GobalGiving Foundation's. We can feel and see the warm and genuine smile on her face.
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