Student’s fundraising for Orphanage in Vietnam
After visiting a Vietnamese orphanage over the summer, two sisters from SES will be fundraising in aid of the Christina Noble Foundation, which set up the Sunshine Orphanage. Year 9 student Emily Wilson and her sister Alex, Year 6, will be running a stall at the Junior School Christmas Fair where they will be selling gifts from Vietnam. Emily reflects on their time in the country:
“We were lucky enough to visit Vietnam this summer and whilst in Ho Chi Minh, the capital, we visited the Sunshine Orphanage. We took out a suitcase full of clothes, stationary and toiletries for the children. During the visit we were able to meet all the children in the orphanage, including the babies in the nursery, many who were disabled as a result of Agent Orange which was used during the war in the 1960’s.
Our favourite part was visiting the 2-7 year olds in the nursery section, these children were so happy in their new home with their new family and just great fun to be around; we wanted to take them all home with us. When I leave Stamford High School, I plan to volunteer for three months at the orphanage.”
Come along to the Stamford Junior School on the 5th December and support the PA Christmas Fair from 3pm.