If there ever was a young girl whose face emanated calm joyfulness, it would be 10-year-old Thủ, a student at Hearing & Beyond’s school for deaf and hearing-impaired children. We were invited to breakfast with Thủ’s family at their very modest home, a real stretch for a family without the means to school any of their 3 children, 2 of whom are deaf. Her parents are committed to providing the best possible education for their children despite severe financial hardships.
Thủ is a bright and highly diligent student, maintaining order in the classroom if the teacher steps out momentarily. She is a natural artist and especially enjoys exploring the world with a sketchbook. The Hearing & Beyond school has expanded her life, and she has made several friendships with classmates. Above all, with support from Chances for Children International
, she now has the chance for a meaningful future.