XUYEN - 60 Years Old with her First Motorbike! January 12th 2010 Can you imagine learning to ride a motorbike for the first time at 60 years old!? Thanks to funding from the Australian Embassy in Vietnam, Lifestart Foundation has been able to offer Xuyen, and two other Lifestart Foundation recipients, the opportunity to be truly independent for the first time in their life. The grant from the Australian Embassy in Vietnam was for the purchase of 3 Three Wheeled ... read more
Asia » Vietnam » South Central Coast » Quảng Nam » Hoi An The conquest of Vietnam by France began in 1858 and was completed by 1884. It became part of French Indochina in 1887. Independence was declared after World War II, but the French continued to rule until 1954 when they were defeated by Communist forc... ... read more
Karen Leonard has resided in Essendon, Australia, all of her life. For the past thirty years she has successfully run a small business in Essendon, The Karen Leonard Music School.
A dedicated traveler since the age of eighteen, Karen has visited many countries. In 2000 while backpacking through Vietnam, Karen met a young street kid and they had an instant connection. He introduced Karen to his world, his fellow street kid friends and their families. It wasn't long before Karen was supporting several street kids by encouraging them back to school and paying their education costs. After retu... full info