The Open Arms Club of businesswoman Le Hang, as one of the organizations supporting study promotion, was honored to receive many certificates and medals from the Ho Chi Minh City Study Promotion Association and other organizations.
Nguyen Thi Le Hang, a businesswoman, is well-known for her image of an active yet close social activist. She founded the Open Arm Club, which has provided 19 libraries to schools in the provinces, connecting and spreading the spirit of studying and solidarity in the community. She believes that via her efforts, more and more sponsors would pay attention and invest in knowledge and education. The happy smiles of children when they get to read books and be loved make me believe that giving is also happiness.
With the goal of uniting love and sharing human values in the community, businesswoman Le Hang founded Open Arms Club – “Open Arms”. This is place gathering those who are enthusiastic about philanthropic volunteering. With the viewpoint of “giving opens the way for receiving”, the businesswoman aims to inspire underprivileged to succeed in life.
Ms. Le Hang confided: “My long-standing desire is to assist in bringing knowledge to students in remote and deprived areas. To develop a strong country, young Vietnamese generation needs better access to knowledge and advanced science. That’s why I felt compelled to act, and from there the idea of building a library derived.”
The Open Arms Club of businesswoman Le Hang, as one of the organizations supporting study promotion, was honored to receive many certificates and medals from the Ho Chi Minh City Study Promotion Association and other organizations for their practical contributions such as building 19 study libraries for students in remote and disadvantaged areas, donating water purifiers, sports playgrounds, donating ping pong tables and many scholarships to support schooling.
2020 was a tough year for everyone. The pandemic has brought the economy to a halt, and the health industry has faced numerous obstacles. In order to assist the community to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, businesswoman Le Hang and philanthropists from the Open Arms Club have donated 200 beds to Trang Bom General Hospital in Dong Nai.
In addition to donating hospital beds, the businesswoman organized the construction of a cemetery to bury the remains of more than 300,000 abandoned infants and newborns. “What bothers me and other volunteers the most is that the abortion rate of the next year is typically greater than the prior year. The number of abandoned and passed on newborns is increasing”, Le Hang expressed grief.
Sharing her next plans in 2021, Ms. Le Hang said: “My current biggest goal is to build 50 libraries, if I still have energy, I will devote to volunteering, and even if I am unable to continue, I still have Open Arms members, I think the most successful of a volunteer is having many companions who can carry on what you have done. Throughout my journey, I also cannot remember exactly how many people with difficult circumstances that I have helped; perhaps simply knowing what I need to do next is a blessing to ease my mind. The children’s smiles when they received Open Arms’ support taught me that the joy of giving is equal to the joy of being loved.”
And with that spirit, Le Hang and Open Arms will undoubtedly extend their loving arms to many more schools, and new libraries will continue to proliferate, not only at 50.