Friday, August 18, 2017

Helping Childhood Development

Helping Childhood Development
An elementary school teacher learns skills to teach her students

When I was old enough, I attended school like other children. After finishing school, I entered Lai Chau Community College. During my three years at college, I trained to become a kindergarten teacher. Now I teach 21 Hmong ethnic minority children, ages three and four.

As a new teacher, I needed to learn a lot from my colleagues. They’re enthusiastic and willing to help me in my work and my daily life. I felt overwhelmed with the noble task of “nurturing buds” and “growing people” for the future of our nation. But I was fortunate to have the opportunity to attend a training workshop for kindergarten teachers conducted by Samaritan’s Purse in Vietnam.

This training taught me many things, such as how to be a good teacher who is devoted to the career and to the children. Activities during the training helped me understand my children more. I found myself gradually becoming more confident in my job. I want to be a good teacher to serve my own community with all my heart and strength.

The trainers have imparted their flame of passion to my heart. And now, I want to do the same for my children. They’re like young trees of the country’s future forest. I was happy to receive, and greatly appreciated, the love and willingness shared by the people from Samaritan’s Purse. I wish all the best for Samaritan’s Purse and hope that it will continue to go with us in the journey to build a new and better generation for my country of Vietnam.

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