Happy New Year!

If you are wondering why we are wishing you Happy New Year in February, it’s the Lunar New Year in Vietnam. In Vietnamese, we call it Tet. This is the season for family to gather and celebrate. Along with traditional food, each family will have a peach tree in their house. The houses are decorated with festive red and yellow décor. 

One of the cultural traditions is to write on the first day of the New Year. Therefore, we are writing to you, our glocal family today. This past year was a wonderful year for our team in Vietnam, the four domains we focused on (Education, Medical, Economics and Family) saw tremendous transformation. The relationships with our local partners have flourished as well, allowing us to engage deeper with each domain and community.

Looking back at 2016, we are most grateful for you, our family and friend. Because of your talents, we were able to build, to heal, to teach, to serve. Because of your support, we could transform thousands of lives. Because in everything you have done, you have done in love, thousands of hearts were transformed. We put together a video to show you’re the impact you made here. While the facts are impressive the real impact you left was even more powerful.

Thank you for your time, talents, and resources. We truly appreciate you.

This New Year, we wish you and your family a wonderful year. Let’s walk boldly into the year of the Rooster as one family, a glocal family.