MEET THE LOVELY HOUM

Meet the girl Houm

By Deborah Faberlind / 

Hi everyone hope you are having a wonderful day so far !
In the coming days we will give you updates from our Round-up campaign so that you can get involved in this great cause :)
During this time we would also like you to get to know some of the girls involved in our project. 

The girl Houm in school uniform

Meet Houm she is a shy but very charismatic young girl that spreads a ton of love around her with her bubbly personality. Houm does not know her exact age but she is currently in 3rd grade. Her favorite thing to do is to play with her friends. When we ask Houm what she wants to be when she grows up she tells us that she wishes to become an artist, she loves to draw paintings.

Hum is the youngest out of six siblings. She has two older brothers and three older sisters.
All of the siblings have gone to school although not all of them have completed their full education. Her middle brother dropped out of school when he was in 6th grade.
Hums father acknowledges the importance of his children getting an education and learning new languages.

“It is very important for the interaction with society. Learning mathematic skills helps them count and weigh the cassava. These are skills for life.”

Houm with friends in 2014
Houm with friends in 2015

Hum is the youngest out of six siblings. She has two older brothers and three older sisters.
All of the siblings have gone to school although not all of them have completed their full education. Her middle brother dropped out of school when he was in 6th grade.
Hums father acknowledges the importance of his children getting an education and learning new languages.

“It is very important for the interaction with society. Learning mathematic skills helps them count and weigh the cassava. These are skills for life.”

Houm in focus group

He states that the girls are smart and that he wishes them to go to high school and university if they can afford it. Although the family is poor, they prioritize the girls getting an education. Houm’s older brothers work in the field alongside their parents to enable the family to afford sending the girls to school.

Houm outside her home

Houm and her family belong to an ethnic minority and Vietnamese is their second language. Her father tells us that he is very keen on Houm learning Vietnamese since he understands the importance of his children being able to communicate with other people. He lets us know that learning a foreign language helps to give them confidence.

Houm reading

For us it is very reassuring that Houm is enabled a quality education and we are very happy to be able to contribute to making sure more girls like Houm get this life essential possibility, don’t you agree?