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Sport Camp - July 2014July 17, 2014
Summer break is the longest recess time of the year and the time when students are home without friends. Some of them go on vacation with their family; some of them just stay home and play video games. It is hard for parents to find places for their kids to play, however, the kids need time to hang out with their friends and develop their physical health.
When Minh – a freelancer interpreter with GVI, told some parents that GVI would be holding a baseball camp for kids in Hanoi, they were very excited and immediately registered their kids. The kids could not wait for camp to start!
Seven members of the Sports team came to Vietnam from July 6-15. Some of them were retired professional baseball players. They came from various places but their common goal was to share their love and skill of playing baseball with Vietnamese children. The team was eager to teach and excited to see the children learn.
Ten children from the community and 30 orphans from Birla Village joined the camp. In addition, the Hanoi Baseball Club also helped the Sports team work with the kids. The club is comprised of students from area high schools and universities. It is expensive to invite a coach to come to Vietnam and train so the club members were excited that they had professional players help them with baseball this summer.
Picture with Hanoi Baseball Club.
Look at these little professional baseball players!
All the children were excited to learn how to play the game. This was the first time they attended a baseball camp. Even the club students enjoyed the experience! They learned a lot of skills they had never known before.
The second part of the trip was traveling to Bac Ha, Northern Vietnam. Four members of the sports team traveled north by night train to bring fun to the students there. The team has visited this area several times before, always teaching a different sport. This time it was American football.
Here we go!!!.
Time after time, the Sports team comes back, each time bringing more fun for the kids in Vietnam and trip-by-trip the kids become more excited for break time.