VINH - A NEW MEMBER AT THE LIFESTART FOUNDATION WORKSHOP August 17th 2010 Vinh grew up in Tam Ky City living with her parents and three siblings. Her mother and father earn an income through fishing. They make just about enough to buy rice and vegetables for their family. When Vinh was ten years old she tragically lost both of her legs in a terrible accident. She was riding her bicycle home from school one day and was hit by a truck. Vinh spent the next few month's in h ... 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