Social actions and Francophony in Viet Nam
September and October 2015
Our team consisted of 6 volunteers of whom an interpreter.
Social actionsOur actions began in Hanoi via Hué, Danang, Ban Met Thuot, Dalat and Saigon.
We strengthened our relationships with our partners and met some new ones.
As the last year, we were able to measure the difficulties met by the persons in charge of orphanages and schools. The distress of the families which we visited gives the scale of the situation of the most deprived. The children very handicaped and abandoned affected strongly our sensibility. We were at the heart of the realities.
We found the children sponsored by the members of our association. Welcome very joyful of the children with flowers, songs and dances. We receive all this enjoyment with a lot of emotion.
We presented slide shows on the costumes of the old French provinces and on the manufacturing of the "foie gras" in three different places, in the North, in the center and in the South. We made live the "Basque" tradition to the French-speaking Vietnamese. Moments of relaxation, dances, tastings of "Basque" products and "foie gras". Many exchanges and questions on the presented subjects.
It was a great moment of disorientation, discovery and laughter for our Vietnamese friends.
Our team consisted of 5 volunteers and an interpreter.
Our actions began in Saigon via Dalat and Ban Met Thuot.
We made unexpected meetings which allow us to develop our actionsand to move forward with the certainty which we have to continue.
We were able to measure the difficulties met by the persons in charge of orphanages and schools. The distress of the families which we visited gives the scale of the situiation of the most deprived. The very children handicaped and abandoned affected strongly our sensibility. We were at the center of the realities.
We found the children sponsored by the member sponsors of our association. Welcome joyful of the children with flowers, songs and dances. We receive all this enjoyment with a lot of emotion.
We organized an evening with exchanges in French with pupils of any levels in a school. We had brought the regional specialities of France which were very appreciated(estimated). We had prepared files(cases) concerning Paris, France and its regions with their specialities (cheeses and cake pastries). We had brought the maps of the regions of France and the French-speaking countries of Europe.
The stay took place from September 16th till October 1st, 2013. The group consisted of 6 voluntary women of ADM Vietnam Aquitaine (2 nurses, 1 doctor, 1 interpreter and 2 not medical).
- Make us known in Vietnam
- Widen our radiuses of action between Saigon, the center of High plateaus and Huë
- Discover, for the next missions, new places which will allow our doctors and dentists to propose free consultations
- Visits of orphanages
- Visits of training professional workshops
- Visit of a public home
- Evening Francophony
- Meeting with a group of Vietnamese retired people of medical training
- Visit to our operated hydrocephalic goddaughters whose annual interview we assure
- Meeting with new local actors and project of medical and dental consultations
- Donation of medical equipment
- Dental prevention and the eyesight
- Inventory of needs in some establishments
- Visit of our 22 godchildren in orphanages
ConclusionThis stay allowed us to spend time in search of new local partners, of new places of medical consultations and to strengthen the links with those whom we know better and better.
The small group was able to dread the work to realize on the ground, the state of poverty of the population and the helplessness of all these people.
Many shared feelings, tears for some, the condolence and the humility to be implemented to make our actions a success.
A real lesson of life to open eyes on those who are not spared by the poverty.
Thanks to all the participants for their dedication.
Six voluntary people have just lived a beautiful human adventure made of exchanges, feelings and meaningful looks.
To assure the progress of this stay, three doctors, a dentist and not medical two not medical persons intervened last May in the region of the High plateaus of Vietnam.
"We proceeded to medical consultations, preventions and dental treatment with orphanages. We went in a day center for deficient children (blind persons, deaf and mutes persons, people with Down syndrome, persons suffering from hydrocephalus, mentally handicapped persons) as well as in a health center and villages at the edge of riziéres. Since our return, we establish several medical and social reports to prepare the next actions."
This stay of six volunteers will have allowed to make prescriptions, to proceed to distributions of medicine, toothbrushes and toothpaste with a follow-up on health records and prescriptions for complementary examinations, to make social donations and to organize meetings with the local actors.
The contacts multiply, the work will not be lacking for the missionaries.
Thanks to all the participants for their dedication.
" In the same time, in the medical and social sectors, we shall develop the Francophony with the French-speaking population and the high school, medical and not medical students. We need all to help this part of the Vietnamese population very deprived " specifies the president.
- 850 medical consultations
- 500 dental consultations and interventions
- Several kilométres through the region of High plateaus