This year, I took part in the World Vision Trip to Son Tra, Vietnam, organized by World Vision from January 22 to 26, 2024, to visit the children sponsored by Silicon Connection.
It was a wonderful experience to personally meet our sponsored children and their parents or guardians. While I believed I made a significant contribution, I received even more. I want to express my gratitude to my company for their support.
Despite the cool weather in Da Nang, I enjoyed the well-organized programs by the World Vision Vietnam staff. We visited various places, including a child-friendly library, a women’s livelihood project, and a safety playground, and took part in hands-on activities like painting and decorating notice boards.
One highlight was the school-based mobile library, where the children were spontaneous and eager to learn. Despite the packed daily schedule, I enjoyed all the activities and appreciated the dedication and warm hospitality of the World Vision Vietnam staff. Their commendable effort and hard work left a lasting impression.
This marked my first participation in a World Vision Child Sponsorship trip. Meeting our company’s five sponsored children in Da Nang, including four boys and one girl, was a delightful experience. Initially shy, they gradually opened up to us, sharing about their families and aspirations.
I’m happy to share that I had the chance to meet all five children sponsored by Silicon Connection in the Son Tra District. The staff had prepared gifts for the sponsored children before my journey.
We also joined a community child festival, learned about child protection intervention programs, and engaged in craft activities with children. The visit to Most Vulnerable Child Families, service-learning projects of Impact Clubs, typhoon shelters, child-led advocacy clubs, and playing games with sponsored children and families were memorable experiences.
Post written by Shawn Lim (Technical Support Engineer), who travelled with fellow Silicon Connector, Azlina Jaaffar (Sales Manager) to Danang in Jan’2024.