The positive response from everyone has given us hope and direction. After speaking to so many others in a similar situation we realised that we are not alone, there are worse situations than ours. It is a sad and heart breaking reality for every Expat Teacher in Vietnam. We send our love and prayers to them too. To everyone donating to this cause, YOU ARE ALL SOLDIERS OF CHANGE!
Yes, things are looking up!!! Where to from here?
1stly after we received advice that it is illegal for your employer to keep your passport and original certificates. We took the advice and went to our Manager and ask for our documents to be returned. Unfortunately it was a fight, tempers were high and threats thrown. By the Grace of God, we walked out with our documents and a possible solution. Unfortunately, they said they cannot offer any financial assistance or accommodation at this moment. They did however, promise to help us get at least online teaching classes by next week.
2ndly, we have been actively looking for cheap accommodation around Can Tho, hopeful that the locals will not send us away due to our nationality. If we rich the $1000 mark by Friday we will have enough for rent and a 1 month deposit payment. While some of the Donations will take 7 days to clear, those made by PayPal are immediately available and we are happy to say that by the rate things are going we should have a new home by Friday. our children will have a proper meal today, your efforts are not in vain. We really appreciate the donations. Y'all are amazing!
3rdly, Some people have asked for our Vietnamese bank account details, we will update offline donation amounts as soon as we receive bank notifications.
Lastly, we truly are grateful for your help. Also if you can refer us to any platform to get work we are ready to serve. Thank you So much. Love and Light to your families as well, because you have really been a Blessing to ours.