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Vietnamese-born student awarded educational prize in Australia

In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:40 am

Twenty-one year old Vietnamese migrant who arrived as an injured has been awarded the title of most excellent student in Australia’s western state of Queensland for 2010, which is a part of Australia’s annual international Training and Education Awards.

Vietnamese Australian K’Chin

K’Chin was born in Vietnam’s Central Highlands province of Lam Dong. He suffered a serious leg injury when he was one month old.

Until he was 13 years old, an Australian charity, Rotary Oceania Medical Aid for Children proposed to treat him.

Doctors first treated his malnourishment before they began a series of 16 major operations.

Three and a half years, later K’Chin went back to Vietnam, where he lived in an orphanage because his family could not support him. Complications forced him to return to Australia for more treatment.

The care has been successful and the 21-year old can now walk. Illiterate and unable to speak English when he arrived in Australia eight years ago, K’Chin has since conquered two languages.

He said at the awarding ceremony he was honoured and the award was beyond his expectations.

His school friends from St. James College in the city of Brisbane have also elected him to head up the school’s student association next year.

Source: SGGP

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