On 20/3/2014, at Minh Phu ward, Soc Son District – Ha Noi, the delegation of 20 former managers of TYM during the 1992 – 1994 period and TYM’s staff visited and met former local leaders during the period of 1992 – 1994. They alsoattended the weekly meeting of Center No. 01, TYM’s first ever Center, and presented a gift to one poor member’s family.
This reunion was initiated thanks to the ideas and desires of TYM’s former leaders who wish to revisit old people and places imprinted with many memories of the first days of TYM’s establishment. On the same occasion Mrs Do Thi Tan, TYM’s first ever director, would like to award gifts to members of long attachment to TYM and disadvantaged membersduring this trip. With that idea in mind, the Management Team of TYM quickly implemented by inviting all former officers of TYM as well as Minh Phu’s former local leaders when TYM was first established here.
With nearly 22 years having passed, TYM has gradually developed, grown up and had many changes. During the meeting at People’s Committee of Minh Phu ward, participants together reviewed the memories of the first days of TYM’s initial establishment thorny path but heroic. songs and poems praising TYM were sung and recited full of emotion and warm feelings.
At this meeting, 3 first members who are still were invited to attend and received gifts directly from TYM’s former leaders. Those gifts stood for thanks from TYM’s leaders to members for their close, faithful and enthusiastic contribution to development of TYM today.
While attending Center 1’s meeting at Minh Phu ward, Mrs. Do Thi Tan on behalf of TYM’s leaders awarded gifts to 4 eldest members and one most disadvantaged member of this group. songs are sung, hugs and tight handshakes were exchanged between members and staff after many years which attested the intact compassion shared by everybody.
After Leaving Center 1, the delegation continued to visited a disadvantaged member, Ms. Cao Thi Hau, at Thanh Tri commune, Minh Phu ward, of Center 8. The situation of Mrs. Hau was really miserable. Her kind and hones husband who already suffered from hearing disability encountered an accident which led to his cerebral palsy and loss of the ability to work. They have 4 kids, there of which are deaf, of weak health and as not nimble as their peers. She had to bring up 4 kids, took care husband and even her old weak father in law. Looking at that simple house of her family, all delegation were sad. A little gift can’t make her het out of difficulty but it is also feeling, sharing and encouraging her, getting more motivation to rise in her life.
After visiting Mrs Hau, the delegation visited the family of Ms. Luu Thi Luong,former party secretary and people committee of Minh Phu’s ward a former staff of TYMduring the 90s. It is recounted that in her house, 22 years ago, took place many business trip, field trainings and deployment activities of TYM Fund. Everyone colived, studied and ate together despite the poverty, difficulty and hardship.
After the visit, there was a meeting of exchange and sharing between the previous generation of TYM’s leaders and TYM’s current officers in Soc Son branch who are representatives for today’s generations of TYM. Everybody is filled with many emotions, was flowed on each person then they saying farewell and date to see again.
A short day has passed quickly, and on behalf of nearly 400 officers of TYM, TYM’s leaders wished good health and expressed the sincere gratitude towards the previous generation of TYM’s leadersand promised to continue TYM tradition, continue to career and result of previous result, bring TYM more developed and stronger.
Soc Son branch – Ha Noi