WORDS FROM TRISH
At this time of the year we merge from the old to the new, from un-winding to re-winding, from looking back to looking forward.
In 2012 the Loreto Program celebrated “Fifteen Years of Giving”. Also in these times the Team has recently completed FIVE concentrated reconnaissance trips to advance our vision and strategy into the next “Fifteen Years of Giving”.
With our recent Licence extension, the Loreto Program now has permission to operate in the following isolated Provinces: Tien Giang, An Giang and Tra Vinh – along with our continuing support in far-away Phu Yen and Ca Mau.
Our 2013 direction is ‘far flung and remote’.
There we have already witnessed:
• minimal, minimal situations and minimally resourced educational settings
• basic, basic schools – bereft of opportunities
• pitiful and hopeless motivation to develop and move forward – because there is no apparent ‘means’ to do so
• and yet – a hope-filled gaze towards the interest that LVAP has made by merely going so remote – to visit and discern
LVAP intends to target the ‘appeals’ of the innumerable hamlets/villages which we have visited. They will go forward – educationally, they will rise from bleakness and they will soar to new and refreshing heights of learning and futuristic progress.
To Ha My – (Deputy) – thank you: your sharing of our responsibilities is extremely valuable and commendably filled with integrity. To Tam – (Office Manager) – thank you: your efficiency and admirable passion for LVAP’s vision is deeply appreciated and so significantly geared towards our operations. To Trang – (Project Support Officer) – thank you: your eager tasks give positive rise to the development of our new strategies. To Tin and Ms. Mai – thank you: irreplaceable!
TO DONORS AND SUPPORTERS – THANK YOU: IRREPLACEABLE!!!
2013 – “……….far flung and remote………………….”
Every good wish for 2013 and the “Year of the Snake”
DR. TRISH FRANKLIN AO: CEO