The help alliance initiative “Working With Others” does not only help children in Vietnam – teachers also benefit
Special children need special support – and teachers who recognize the needs of children and, together with the parents, look after the children’s welfare. Children like autistic Lam and the near-deaf Hung, and teachers like Tong Tran Thien Thanh and Bui Thi Thanh Thuanh. Both teachers benefit from the seminars and training events of the help alliance project Working With Others in cooperation with the Saigon Children’s Charity in Vietnam.
Tong Tran Thien Thanh is 26 years old and works at the Center for Rehabilitation and Education for children with disabilities in the Vietnamese province Khanh Hoa. Neither he nor his friends would have expected Thanh to become a teacher – especially for children with special needs: “This makes me smile and I consider myself a special teacher for special children. It is most important to me that everything comes from the heart,” says Thanh.