Dear Friends of Teachers for Vietnam!
Just back from a ten-day visit to the Delta, I wanted to let you know that our two teachers, Nick and Abby, are very happy in their situations. Nick continues to be a popular figure on- and off-campus in Long Xuyen. I attended one of his private classes (with rambunctious nine- and ten-year-olds) as well as a literature-exam review session. Abby is bringing a year’s experience to her charges at Can Tho and making new friends among them.
We traveled together, to visit possible new locations in Tra Vinh and My Tho, where we were warmly welcomed. The group photo with “Uncle Ho” is at Tien Giang University in the latter city, while the lunch shot is from Tra Vinh. For your further edification about Vietnamese ways, I am including one showing the “cupping therapy” Nick and Abby underwent at our R&R stop (the Nguyen Shack) near Can Tho. The other gives you an idea of how geese get around the countryside!
Wishing you the best for the holidays,
John Dippel, Executive Director