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‘Thuy’s Dream’ motivates students in schools

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:37 am

The weekly flag raising ceremony every Monday in schools has enthused many students in Ho Chi Minh City.

A flag raising ceremony in Nguyen Du High School. (Photo: Sggp)

The ceremony held in high schools such as Marie Curie in District 3 and Nguyen Du in District 10 recently, has left a deep impression on students.


The ceremony is held under a program called ‘Thuy’s Dream’ initiated by Tuoi Tre Newspaper. This program was created to help and support pediatric cancer patients. It is dedicated to the memory and spirit of the late high school student Le Thanh Thuy, who died of bone cancer in 2007.  Thuy was awarded the HCMC Outstanding Young Citizens award in 2006.


Many students were moved to tears as they listened to a letter that Thuy had written to her parents thanking them for their love and care, as she struggled against cancer and her longing to come back to school.


The story of Thuy has aroused many students to live better and more meaningful lives. It is a sensitive and inspiring story of courage, human values and a profound understanding of life.


Many students have been encouraged to register as volunteers for the program. The City’s schools have also supported the organizing of such a weekly flag raising ceremony and bring school children to understand the ideals of Thuy.


Students in Nguyen Thai Binh High School in Tan Binh District and Bach Dang Secondary School in District 3 have also participated in general knowledge quizzes and brief stories by their headmasters.


Deputy headmaster of Nguyen Du High School, Pham Duc Hung, suggested that schools should vary their topics for discussion in order to make it interesting for students. According to him topics such as future careers, family values, relationships and loyalty to country could be both interesting and inspiring for students.

Source: SGGP

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