Vietnam : the kindergarten opens today !!

It’s today ! Setting up a kindergarten, building it, furnishing it and running it requires money. That is why we are launching an appeal: Would you like to support our mission over there?

Since 2004, some young women in Vietnam have been in touch with us. This came about through the Fathers of the Assumption and a Vietnamese Franciscan priest who had been accompanying the young women. In September 2010 three of them made their first vows in Beauvais. Others are at different stages of formation and Sister Diep is accompanying 12 who are discerning their vocation. 
 
Our founder, Father Pernet, used to say: ’The whole universe is open to you.’ Today, with this foundation in Vietnam, we are trying to be faithful to his word. Seventeen 17 km from Ho Chi Minh, at Binh Duong, a town that is also known as the 2nd Saigon (the former name of Ho Chi Minh), we have bought a site on which there is a house that will become the community house and we are going to build a kindergarten. 
 
Why a kindergarten? 
 
After consulting with the parish priest, the parish committee and according to the information received from the ’neighbourhood Government leader’, we understood that there was a great need for reception facilities for the children. Opening a kindergarten would bring a specific response and would be participation in the life of the country. The industrial sector is attracting families from the north of Vietnam, who are migrating to find work. Among them are rural Catholic families and families from ethnic minorities, the poorest among the people. 
 
As was the case at the beginning of industrialisation in France (the period of the foundation of the Congregation), these families are leaving the countryside and finding themselves in a situation where they are deprived of their family, social and religious landmarks. 
 
Setting up a kindergarten, building it, furnishing it and running it requires money. That is why we are launching an appeal: Would you like to support our mission over there? 
 
A sincere ’thank-you’ to those among you who feel able to support this project and in this way contribute with us to the human and spiritual development of these children and their families. 
 
Very sincerely, 
Sister Pham Thi Mong Diep 
 
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05/09/2011
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