T’s story

My name is T. I am 17 years old and I was born in Ho Chi Minh City. I am living at Green Bamboo Shelter. I am going to tell you about my life.

There are 6 people in my family: my grandmother, my brother, 2 sisters, my mom and me.

My mother left me in front of the temple gate when I was still a baby. My grandmother saw me and carried me into the house. At that time my mother did not have the funds to support me and I was raised by my grandmother to 7 years old. At that time, a volunteer introduced my grandmother to The Green bamboo shelter. I entered the Green bamboo shelter at 7 years old. I have been living here for 13 years. I started my new life at the Green bamboo shelter, I had many new friends and I started going to school.

ILA gave me support to study English. I want to thank ILA because this was my second opportunity. I feel more confident when I can communicate with foreigners in English. My dream is to become a professional baker in an international bakery in the future.