MEET MAI: FROM ADVERSITY TO OPTIMISM November 30th 2011 When Mai was only three years old, she lost the use of her left leg. Mai still is not completely sure of the reasons why, but she does know that her father was a soldier in the American War and was present when Agent Orange was sprayed. Mai describes herself as being born “sick on the inside”. When she was three she became ill and the doctor came to her parent’s house and gave her an injecti ... 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