Dao, her family, Judy and Greg had a great time together. Judy showed Dao and her mother a family photo album with photos of their two sons and their daily life. She was also eager to tell everyone about her home town, Wagga Wagga and Greg enjoyed the mandarin oranges Dao’s family prepared, very different to the other mandarins he had tasted before!
When it was time to say good bye everyone knew that it would be a long time until they saw each other again. It was an emotional moment for all of us.
“Thank you so much for visiting me! I hope you will have a safe trip and I will study hard to live up to your expectations!” said Dao to Judy.
After saying goodbye to Dao, Judy and Greg had the chance to visit some ChildFund projects in the community. They saw a livelihoods project in action and had tea with staff at the local community health centre but it was a visit to a preschool that was the highlight for the Ogdens.
While they were playing “cat and mouse”, everyone was very impressed with a little boy who acted as a cat and chased Greg. He was very crafty and pretended to be tired before having a big burst of energy and catching Greg, the giant mouse.
“We have had an adventure coming here! We love to learn about different cultures and different people in different countries,” says Greg. And we love to see everything here, to see what ChildFund has been doing to create changes for local people.”
“It is important for me, as a sponsor, to see what we have been supporting for the past seven years. It is something very real and valuable. We hope that ChildFund can continue their development work to bring changes and improvements for people living in rural Vietnam.”