VietNamNet Bridge – For the past three decades, Dr. Ta Thi Chung has
been on the staff of the Hoa Binh (Peace) Village, teaching nearly 200
children who have been affected by Agent Orange.
Every day, Mrs. Chung goes to the Hoa Binh Village of the Tu Du Hospital
in Ho Chi Minh City at 6am to help prepare food for disadvantaged kids,
to wake them up for breakfast and to go to school.
Mrs. Chung, 83, a native of Ben Tre province, was the vice director of Tu Du Obstetrics Hospital from 1975 to 1998.
She is also one of the founders of the Hoa Binh Village for AO child patients and disabled kids.
Currently, the village is the home to 60 children who are victims of Agent Orange; some of them were abandoned by parents.
"To me, the great joy is to see the kids – although with a disability -
still striving to learn and training themselves to become useful
citizens. I only wish that they can go to school and find a job in the
future," Mrs. Chung said.
Chung has worked at the village for nearly 39 years.