Workcamp 2019: A Video Recap
Little Dan's Day at the Orphanage
by Dan Q. Dao & Don Q. Dao
And now for a video recap of the 2019 Sunflower Mission Workcamp in Pang Tieng, Lam Dong Province in Vietnam's Central Highlands. Shot by Dan Q. Dao with drone footage by Don Q. Dao, edited by Dan Q. Dao. We hope you enjoy the video—we sure enjoyed replaying every moment as we made it!
A Mother's Reflection
by Dan Nguyen
Hello, my name is Dan Nguyen. This is my first time in the Sunflower Mission and this is my blog for the day I went to the orphanage.
by Thuy Nguyen
My name is Thuy Nguyen and I am Sara’s mom. Some of you might know my sisters: Stephanie and Yen. Stephanie is Zoe and Zak’s mom. Yen is Kyra’s mom. They had all volunteered for Sunflower Mission previously. My sisters had told me about SM—how great the organization is, how impactful the experience is and how going through the workcamp experience can enable us to learn more about where we come from. This workcamp is Sara’s and my first time.
Đường Về Quê Hương
by Dalton Bui
One year ago, SM’s English Initiative (EI) was created to help college students in Vietnam (AKA mentees) improve their English skills by having weekly video chats with Vietnamese students in the US (AKA mentors). The mentees are comprised of SM scholarship recipients and the mentors are made up of mostly SEEDS (the youth board of SM). Not only did the mentors achieve our goal of helping the mentees improve and be more confident in their English, we also learned more about the life of a student in Vietnam. Just as important, we made new friends!
Workcamp 2019: Workshop & Clinic Day in Photos
by Tina Au
Lúc 5:03 sáng xe bắt đầu lăn bánh đưa đoàn về Bến Tre dự Lễ Khánh Thành hai lớp học mới tại Trường Tiểu học An Hiệp của huyện Ba Tri.
Vừa qua cầu Rạch Miễu, khi nhìn thấy những quán hàng bán kẹo dừa ký ức đã ùa về. Xe chạy qua những con đường ngỡ quen nhưng giờ đây cũng rất xa lạ. Nhìn từng hàng dừa, từng cánh đồng xanh không thiếu những phút giây chạnh lòng. Từng chuyến thuyền qua lại tuy không lâu nhưng cũng đủ để ngắm nhìn nước sông đầy phù sa của miền Tây, khi mắt cứ mãi tìm lục bình trôi như một thời tuổi thơ qua phà Rạch Miễu.
by Dan Q. Dao
Finally, workshop day! This is one of the most rewarding days of workcamp as we get to interact with, teach, and get to know the local children who will be attending the school built by Sunflower Mission. From English & Arts to Lego Robotics and 3D printing, these workshops give students a chance to see something new.