On December 15 2019, Thang Long school, saigonchildren’s charity school for IT, English, and vocational training, held a summary event to wrap up its activities in 2019.

Participating in the event were the Headteacher – Ms. Phan Thanh Thuy Hang, saigonchildren’s E.D. – Mr. Damien Roberts – who also serves as a member of the board at Thang Long school, saigonchildren’s Head of Programmes – Ms. Nguyen Thi Duy Huong, 65 students, 50 parents, as well as volunteers and other guests.

The event started with a dance performed by students of the Dance Class – an extracurricular class held on the weekend at Thang Long school. The Headteacher, Ms. Phan Thanh Thuy Hang, then gave a speech about the activities and achievements of the school in 2019, including a trip to Tin Thac shelter for abandoned children in Lam Dong. According to her, 2019 was a successful year for the whole school when not only the quality of teaching was improved but also more extracurricular activities for students were added. In 2020, Thang Long school aims to further improve its services to be able to provide better training classes to even more disadvantaged children and young adults.

The event also recognised 65 students with excellent academic results in 2019. Despite of their underprivileged backgrounds, they still realised the value of education and worked hard to acquire the knowledge that will be able to help them secure stable jobs. In his speech, Mr. Damien Roberts thanked the teachers and parents for their effort in supporting the students in their journey of education. He hoped that all of the students find the knowledge and skills they had learned here valuable after their graduation.