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The epidemic situation is very complicated, which is a concern of all classes of society, especially elementary school children. Seeing this as well as the local epidemic is somewhat stable, on the evening of October 4, the love class at Long Cat Pagoda opened a new school year.

Attending were Sister Thich Nu Duc Thinh – Class Owner, DD. Thich Duc Toan, teachers and more than 150 students in 5 grades. This year, the Long Cat class of love opened in an internal format, giving prizes to each class separately. Although, the children did not get to attend the opening ceremony like every year, there was no drumming, no music, no new clothes, but they were all excited and happy because they could go to class to meet teachers, meet friends, and learn from each other. play.

The epidemic situation is very complicated, which is a concern of all classes of society, especially elementary school children. Seeing this as well as the local epidemic is somewhat stable, on the evening of October 4, the love class at Long Cat Pagoda opened a new school year.

For several years in a row, with the constant epidemic of diseases, life became more and more difficult, and the local people, especially the compatriots, couldn’t help but eat their rice every day. And going to school with them is as normal as going to the fields to work in the fields. Even their faces are still stained, their clothes are still covered with mud after a day of following their parents to the fields. There are also children who walk barefoot to class but make up for it. In this love class, the children receive the utmost care from the abbot, teachers and patrons everywhere who are always looking out for them like Venerable Thich Duc Toan who has connected a good predestined relationship. On this occasion with the Venerable Vien Thong Temple – Houston, Texas, USA giving 6 bicycles to poor children who overcome difficulties but do not have means to go to school, Buddhist Vo Thi Thanh Nguyen – Ho Chi Minh City campaigned to donate 1000 books along with the aunts and uncles from far away to send milk, sweets, and school supplies to the children.

Venerable Thich Duc Toan connected this good cause with the Venerable Vien Thong Temple - Houston, Texas, USA, giving 6 bicycles to poor children to overcome difficulties but have no means of going to school.

Venerable Thich Duc Toan connected this good cause with the Venerable Vien Thong Temple – Houston, Texas, USA, giving 6 bicycles to poor children to overcome difficulties but have no means of going to school.

The new school year has begun at the village temple every night with classes, the young bamboo shoots are forging each word, babbling in harmony with the sound of sutras will write on a new page of books, this place not only teaches students. They are the first intellectuals in their lives, but they are also the place to sow the seeds of Buddhism. They know how to recite the Buddha’s name, how to bow to the Buddha, and how to read the “Prayer” every night.

…Listen to the child’s expression

Prayers of this life and the next

First of all, parents are deeply grateful

Get many blessings and live a long life

The ancestors of many generations

Peace and joy in the Buddha realm, leisurely practice.

May the world be at peace

Everyone lives peacefully with each other

Teachers work hard

Hope you will be blessed with high virtue

And I pray from here

Study hard to grow up

Pay back the parents’ gratitude

Building a more beautiful world now…

“I was worried about the learning situation of the children, most of them are from ethnic minorities who are not fluent in Vietnamese, normally, some of them are still not fluent in reading and writing in the first three years of the first grade. Missing school for such a long time, I wonder if you still remember what ABC is? During a difficult economic period, the cost of books, school supplies, teachers’ salaries and food for the children made me anxious. But for the sake of education, we as monks and nuns will try and accompany them on their journey to find words,” said Sister Duc Thinh.

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