The General Assembly of the United Nations declared the January 24th as the official “International Day of Education.” This day should be a sign to generalize that education is a human right and public good. Today, the contribution of education to peace and development is celebrated and manifested. 

Although education is taken for granted in many countries, still 258 million children are out of school, 617 million children and adolescents are illiterate, less than 40 % of girls from the Sahara region complete secondary school, and millions of refugees have dropped out of school. The third “International Day of Education” will be held on January 25th, 2021, with the theme of “Restoring and Revitalizing Education for the Covid-19 generation”. Especially in times like these, it is vital to establish education as the center of restoration. The planned day will be divided into three categories: educational heroes, innovations, and finance.

Education is essential to us, and we appreciate that the children from the orphanage can also use their right to education. Because the “National day of Education” is coming up, we wanted to introduce you to some children and their future career dreams:

A The

A The is a 15-year-old boy who lives in the orphanage. He will finish school in a few months and already knows exactly which career he wants to pursue. His dream is to become a doctor to help his fellow humans. 

Y Nut

Y Nut is a 16-year-old girl from the orphanage. She is also attending school and is well on her way to finishing it; after graduating from highschool, Y Nut dreams of becoming a tailor.

A Tram

A Tram is a 14-year-old boy who recently moved into the orphanage. He is an accommodating boy with a friendly character and wants to pursue a career as a nurse after finishing school to help his fellow man.

Lastly, we would like to introduce Y Loang. She is a 15-year-old girl. Also, she, like the others, can attend school and wants to graduate. A tram loves to cook and wishes to become a professional chef in the future.

How can you support the children’s education?

All of these children have big dreams; however, tuition fees apply in Vietnam; the children need several school uniforms, books, calculators, pencils, and more. If you want to contribute to the children’s dreams coming closer, you can easily sponsor one of the children via our website or donate specific things like a backpack or a bicycle for the way to school or a year of tuition fees for high school or university.

Another option is that you join the LittleBigDreams Community and provide regular and consistent support. The monthly amount of 12€ can, for example, pay for four months of tuition fees.