Education for the Future

May 11, 2015 • Vietnam
Education for the Future

A young man in Vietnam receives the opportunity to attend school

Ma Seo Phenh is 19 years old and from northwestern Vietnam. There are six people in his family.

My family’s income comes solely from rice and cassava cultivation. We barely make enough to make ends meet, especially during lean seasons. Because of my family’s financial difficulties, I always hoped to be able to do something that would allow me to provide for myself and reduce the financial burdens of my parents.

Samaritan’s Purse has helped realize my dream through providing me with a monthly stipend, free accommodations, and free tuition at Hoa Sua Vocational Training School. I feel lucky to receive support from Samaritan’s Purse. I also realize that there are still many good things in life despite difficulties and there are many good people who are willing to help others unconditionally.

Education for the Future

Ma Seo Phenh attended school with the support of Samaritan’s Purse. Now he works at a restaurant and is able to financially help his family.

During my studies, I sometimes felt discouraged, but the lessons about value and life skills such as responsibility and making plans have helped me stand on my feet and continue to pursue the goal that I have set. I’ve become much more mature ever since I received support from Samaritan’s Purse.

The responsibility value lesson has brought about a significant change in me. I want to become a Good Samaritan to help others who are more disadvantaged than me. The lessons about life skills have taught me how to pay attention to my teachers’ and friends’ needs and offer them assistance.

I have now graduated from Hoa Sua Vocational Training School and have a job at a restaurant in Hanoi. I hope to work hard so I can save money for my parents. I’m thankful for the support of the kind donors and Samaritan’s Purse. You’re the living example of unconditional love and kindness that I hope to learn from.