Every year, we send some of our Walkathon money to help schools in Haiti and Vietnam. These photos show children from Ling La Parish in the diocese of Kontum in Vietnam.
These children are extremely poor and are unable to go to school because their families cannot afford it. The pastor of the parish works together with the sisters to organize an education program, and this past summer, 120 children from Grade 1 to Grade 7 attended. With the money we sent them last year, they were able to buy books, pencils, and some food for lunch for the students. Father Nguyen Minh Hoang, the pastor, had this to say: “On behalf of the poor in the parish and the students, we would like to thank you, I.C. School, for your generosity. May God bless you and your school.”