~ Hung Hoang, President
EFTP Volunteer Info Session
9800 Bolsa Ave, Westminster
Time: March 1, from 12:15 - 4PM
President's Letter to volunteers of the Summer English Program
We are very happy and grateful for your interest in the work of Education for the Poor and for your desire to work with us to improve the life of students in Vietnam. Serving the less fortunate through Education For The Poor since its inception in 2005 has helped us understand the urgency of the situation and the resilience and tenacity of the young people who have gone through so much, yet have refused to be defeated in their march for a better life.
Entering this program, you may wonder whether we can successfully help individuals understand and learn English in just 5 weeks. I would like to assure you that this mission is feasible. I strongly believe that with our love and dedication, we will be able to leave quite a legacy after our departure. Albert Pike has said, "What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal." Likewise, Nelson Henderson has also said, "The true meaning of life is to plant trees, under whose shade you do not expect to sit." EFTP believes that, whatever you can give your students this coming summer session is a very special gift and will make a lasting impression in their search for a better life.
On behalf of all the members of Education for the Poor, I would like to welcome you to our program. Let us give the young people in Vietnam our best, and let us come into the program with careful preparation and a strong desire to succeed. Let us let our life be a message of "YES, YOU CAN."