Happy Chinese New Year from Vietnam!

Around 150 service receivers at Eden’s Service Center in Vietnam were served Chinese New Year Dinner and offered donated New Year Gift Boxes!

It’s 11 AM at in Vietnam, and apart from the usual noise of chats, the main sound that can be heard is that of the carol the Happy New Year (Gong Xi Fa Cai). The music is being played as around 150 service receivers as well as more than 100 volunteers arrive for lunch.

The feast kicked started at Ho Chi Minh City, then move on to Định Quán, Tỉnh Vĩnh Long, and Dau Tieng provinces of Vietnam. Those who turn up will also get donated household essentials such as rice, sugar, cooking oil, soy sauce, biscuits and instant noodles.

As the new semester starting soon, Eden also offers students at its Chinese learning centre in Tỉnh Vĩnh Long school supplies, wishing them a lucky start of the new school year! The sisters of Lee are the second generation of cross-cultural marriage between Vietnam and Taiwan. They live with the mother and attending the language courses provided by Eden at Tỉnh Vĩnh Long province, and visit their father in Taiwan every summer vacation, like most other children in the area. They enjoy studying and love to read, their parents are really grateful that Eden provides a Chinese program for the children like their daughters to carry on with Chinese learning and be able to communicate with relatives in Taiwan when they visit. Although the loading from Vietnamese school is starting to get heavier, the sisters are making excessive progress, said their father, Mr. Lee with satisfaction. 

Ms. Tu Rui -Pin, Supervisor at Eden’s Service Center in Vietnam added: “We know Chinese New Year can be a difficult time for some of our service receivers. Events such as this make them feel the public care about them and want to spend time with them. New Year is a really difficult time but, of course, it’s not the only time people need help and support.”