Follow Vietnamese Youth Volunteer: The meaning of “ADEQUATE”
Have you ever asked yourself whether your life is adequate? Many of us may not
fully grasp the meaning of the word “adequate”. It has more than “enough” to tell
you. Let’s follow Vietnamese Youth Volunteer (VYV) and you will find out.
“I have not seen light for 18 years.” These words by a member of Center for Blind and Partially Sighted People of Thua Thien Hue whom VYV volunteers met at their Lunar New Year Celebration program on February 4th, 2007 moved everyone. The little child was so unlucky that she had had to live in darkness for nearly onethird of her life and maybe… the rest of it. With heartfelt sympathy for her and other children who were in the same situations as hers, VYV in Hue decided to hold the program so as to bring some warm lights to their souls. After the program, a young volunteer told us about his feelings, “Seeing the happiness in their smiles, I feel my life is just adequate.”
Almost everyone of us has a family where we can share sorrows and receive joys. However, many children around us do not have a single chance to live with and be taken care by their parents. The sense of lacking care and love will be more deeply felt when Tet comes. Therefore, VYV in Hanoi run a special program called “A New Year Present for you” at Ha Cau – Ha Dong orphanage which they hoped could bring a happy Tet holiday to those orphans. For a successful program, the volunteers had worked hard to raise fund at some universities such as University of Languages and International Studies, Hanoi University of Science. “A New Year Present for you” may be just like a small present for the disadvantaged children, but it contains all the care and love from each of VYV volunteers.
Do you think that your life is already adequate when you live every day in the warmth of family, when you are able to see beautiful sunrise at the beginning of a new day and spectacular sunset after exhausting working hours? To VYV volunteers, the answer is NO, because they realize there are still a lot of children who do not have opportunities to go to school, who have to do hard work to make ends meet, etc.
Those disadvantaged children motivate the young volunteers to run more meaningful projects to help them overcome hardship. “Nurturing the Vietnamese seeds.”
|An article in VIETNAMNET Newspaper|
quynhanh (Theo NVTO)