Trinh Tran (BA International Affairs 2006) sends an update from Phouc Loc, Vietnam, a town about 2 hours from Saigon, where she has been teaching English for the past few weeks at a school run by the Catholic Order of the Daughters of Charity. The school trains young women from rural and poor areas of Vietnam in the skills necessary to obtain positions in the hospitality industry.
While Trinh remains busy teaching English, she also mentions that she is learning a lot from her students, calling them "full of spirit and kindness." She most enjoys teaching new words and phrases and testing her students on them throughout the day.
Trinh sends her best wishes from Vietnam and would like to let everyone know that, if they wish to help the school, English-language cookbooks are greatly needed. Cookbooks can be sent to the address provided below.
Di An Binh-Co Trinh
Trung Tau Day Nghe Phuoc Loc
Tan Thanh Ba Ria, Vung Tau