On the occasion of Vietnamese Women’s Day, the men, who are usually characterised as reticent, open up about their love and appreciation towards all the the women they love. Let’s find out what the men of ChildFund Vietnam will be sharing revolving around their beloved women through today’s chat!
Bui Xuan Hoe
Technical Project Officer – Bac Kan Office
Duong Hong Linh
Business Development Manager – Hanoi Office
Do Duong Hien
Online Safety Specialist – Hanoi Office
Hoe and his beloved family
Hello, thank you for joining us in the Together Newsletter. To begin with, I would like to refer to a famous English quote that is “Men make houses, women make homes”. What do you guys think about this statement?
Hoe (Bac Kan Office): In my opinion, the quote “men make houses, women make homes” bears no relevance to contemporary society. It is conceivable that physical strength (due to biological structure) only makes men more suitable for laborious work. It does not determine whether they will be the breadwinners or have exclusive decision-making abilities .
Linh (Hanoi Office): I think this is a meaningful quote; however, people may have various ideas about what it means. The main message from this quote to me is the cooperation of both husbands and wives can build up a happy family.
Hien (Hanoi Office): From my point of view, I think this statement contains some gender-based prejudices. The responsibility of building a house or a home should not be placed solely on anyone; instead, they require joint effort. If one spouse only “builds” homes or houses without the participation of the other, it will inevitably lead to conflicts.
Thanks, everyone. So in your own family, are you confident that you have a deep understanding of your beloved women?
Hoe (Bac Kan Office): It sounds a bit confident, but I’m pretty sure I deeply understand all women in my family . Sometimes they don’t need to act, but I have somewhat guessed what they will be doing .
Linh (Hanoi Office): I am not confident . This is because each individual will always changes in their thinking or personal perspectives over time. I feel that to understand all the women whom we love is a process of constantly learning about them. The important thing is that we need to make efforts and persevere with the process, along with adapting to their changes. We should consider it a motivation for both sides to strive for self-improvement.
Hien (Hanoi Office): I am also unconfident . Even though I have close relationships with them, I still feel that there are still facets that I do not fully understand. I hope that in the future, I and many other men will soon become more confident in understanding our women.
In your daily life, what do you usually do to lend a helping hand to your women?
Hoe (Bac Kan Office): I’m usually the first member who wakes up in the morning and the last one going to bed. I never think that household chores such as cleaning, cooking, or doing laundry are obligatory for my wife. I also teach my son how to cook and do gardening. Whenever I have time, I am willing to do these things. I think saying that “to lend a helping hand to women” is not very appropriate, because inherently these are not things that women are obligated to do .
Linh (Hanoi Office): I also think that sometimes it is important to share the duties, not necessarily to divide the work. For example, if I prepare dinner, my wife will be willing to do the washing up. Whenever my wife feels tired, I can volunteer to do all the housework. We can find joy in helping and taking care of the people whom we love the most, won’t we?
Two of the most important women of Linh: his wife and his daughter
Hien (Hanoi Office): As for this question, I think there will be no standards at all. Sometimes it mainly depends on a man’s intuition. We as men need to know when and what will we do to assist our women in daily activities.
Hien and his beloved family
Before saying goodbye, can you send a wish on the occasion of Vietnamese’s Women Day to all the women of ChildFund Vietnam?
Hoe (Bac Kan Office): Indeed, women are extremely important in everyday life. The love and respect from women are the greatest motivation for men to strive. Not only on Vietnamese Women’s Day, but I also hope that all the women of ChildFund Vietnam will always be surrounded by the love of their beloved ones every day.
Linh (Hanoi Office): All of my above sharing is somewhat “theoretical”. Indeed, there are times in my life when things are not going well, and I myself have difficulty sorting out my own thoughts, let alone understanding other people. Therefore, it is not easy to always ensure a harmonious relationship with our beloved women. I hope that all the women of ChildFund Vietnam will always be happy and be able to overcome all difficulties.
Hien (Hanoi Office): Perhaps allow me to send a very brief message to all ChildFund Vietnam’s women. I wish all the women of ChildFund Vietname a well-built house and a happy home.
Thank you for your sharing!
Handing over a microfinance project worth more than 12 billion VND to local partners
News by: Ha Thi Dao – Administrative Officer
ChildFund Vietnam handing over a microfinance project worth more than 12 billion VND to local partners….
Training courses on “Adolescent reproductive health, sexual health and hygiene”
News by: Luc Huy Chung – Project Officer
From 21-26 October 2022, two training courses on “Adolescent reproductive health, sexual health & hygiene”..
From 21-26 October 2022, two training courses on “Adolescent reproductive health, sexual health and hygiene” were held for 45 officers and teachers of project schools in Thach An and Ngan Son districts, Bac Kan province.
Within the framework of the project “Safe and Supportive Semi-boarding Schools for students”, the trainings have equipped participants with basic knowledge on reproductive health, changes in children’s psychophysiology throughout puberty, adolescent relationships and sex, etc.
With an open mind on such issues, school officers and teachers will create a friendlier environment for students, helping them to confidently share about their health in the future.
A study tour to Yen Bai Province with delegations & school representatives
News by: Hoang Van Hung – Project Coordinator
On 3 October, the delegation from the Department of Education and Training of Ngan Son district…
During the visit, the delegation had a meeting with the Department of Education and Training of Mu Cang Chai district, along with taking a trip to Mo De Primary & Secondary Semi-boarding School and Cao Pha Primary Semi-boarding School.
The delegation was impressed by enormous efforts made by local schools, authorities, families and the whole community in order to operate the model of semi-boarding schools with the attendance of nearly 100% of students and enhanced education quality.
Existing models of happy rooms and dream libraries in Mu Cang Chai district, Yen Bai province are expected to be applied soon in semi-boarding schools in Ngan Son district, Bac Kan province.
Special thanks go to the Ethnic Minority Education Department, the Department of Education and Training of Yen Bai Province, the Department of Education and Training of Mu Cang Chai district for their great support and all the school leaders and teachers of Mo De Primary & Secondary Semi-boarding School and Cao Pha Primary Semi-boarding School for their warm welcome and support.
The contest “Communication about gender knowledge”.
News by: Luc Van Viet – Project Officer
On 15 October, the project “Improved resilience of ethnic minority communities in Cao Bang, Vietnam” and the Women’s Union of Trung Khanh….
A training course on “Social-emotional skills”
News by: Lo Thi Thuy Dung – Project Officer
From 27-28 Oct 2022 in Bac Kan city, a training course on “Social-emotional skills” within the project “Safe and Supportive Semi-boarding Schools for students”.
The representatives of ChildFund Cambodia paid a visit to Vietnam
News by: Nguyen Manh Cuong – Project Officer
Following the successes of the phase 1 (2017-2020), the Online Safety project (Swipe Safe) has continued to be implemented in phase 2 and replicated to…..
Vietnamese Women’s Day is always a special occasion for everyone to express their love and appreciation towards the women around them. These kind gestures can be as simple as wishes, some fresh flowers, or small gifts. In such an exhilarating atmosphere welcoming this special day, ChildFund members had small yet cozy parties to congratulate all the women of ChildFund Vienam.
In comparison with other types of vermicelli, Na Ri vermicelli originating in Bac Kan province is produced 100% from canna plants. The canna plant is a short-term food crop grown in many mountainous areas. It can be recognised by its red flowers, red bulbs with many large roots growing around.
Na Ri vermicelli is produced and processed according to a strict process from input material selection to the refining process, all of which are guaranteed for food safety and hygiene. From the raw material of the canna plant which undergoes a long process with many stages such as preparation, crushing, filtering, pressing, drying, slicing, etc., Na Ri vermicelli can be fried, boiled or selected as an ingredient in dishes such as spring rolls, salads, etc.
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