We receive some really moving letters from children through our partner CEF in Vietnam to their GoPhil sponsors.  This opportunity to communicate creates a powerful bridge between a student and donor and brings to life the value of genuine engagement.

This letter was particularly beautiful and captures the sights and sounds of daily life in Vietnam. We also think there might be a budding writer in our midst!

Dear Ms Adrienne,
Time passes. A year of study goes by and here comes the summer. Cicadas happily sing their own loud songs everywhere. The sky seems to be covered by the red color of flamboyant flowers. It’s the time to turn back the paddy fields, kites and traditional games for kids.
Every afternoon, the paddy fields are full of children’s laughter. Kites bring along little dreams of children up above the sky.
In early morning, cocks wake everyone up with their songs. Farmers go to the fields to plow the land with his hard-working water buffalo. The sun is rising and has a happy smile for everyone. The sky has become much brighter. Ground fog hasn’t dispersed yet by the morning sun at all. Fog-drops are on leaves. A new day begins!
In the middle of the day, the sun is directly overhead and shines hot upon the ground. All activities will stop during this time. Farmers come back home to have a short nap after lunch.
In the afternoon, temperature is slightly cooler and it becomes more comfortable. It is considered as the busiest time. Farmers try to complete all their works. White storks are currently seen everywhere on the rice fields. 
The sunset is beautiful. The sun goes down. Everyone comes back after having a hard working day. Now the day is over. The stars come out.


I love the rice paddies. What about you?