Dear warm-hearted people,
I'm Anh, a Vietnamese student carrying a plan of traveling abroad for the first time in 21 years of my life. To be honest, this is an extremely luxury plan for me, since I'm just a student struggling to just make ends meet with my part-time job and a very limited allowance from my parents. But let me explain about the name of the campaign and why I'm still believing in this plan.
This traveling plan began to be a dream. Three months ago, I had never thought of going anywhere outside of Vietnam's borders. All I wanted was finishing my education, getting a job and helping my parents pay bills.
But since I found out about Workaways.info (a site where you can find projects to volunteer in exchange for accommodation), I've realized that traveling abroad can be reachable to poor people. I chose Thailand as my first destination because the airfare costs are affordable within my financial ability. Then I've started to create my own saving fund called Thai Dream so that I could extract a small amount of my salary to put into.
However, Workaway seems to not work for me. Almost no Thai hosts want to accept my request and as they said, they prefer White people. Yes, they use the exact words: White people. I was shocked. The only project I got accepted is one about teaching basic English to poor children, which charges fees as donation to the organization. At this point, I know I should give up my plan. So do my friends and many other people, saying that I should start contributing to my own country first. But at the same time, I feel that if I can't make this trip happen, I won't be able to do anything better in life. Moreover, the project needs help, the poor children there need help. And as a more privileged person, I should do something about that.
Therefore, I'm here to call for help. I truly think many good people here care and they're willing to give a helping hand.
My objective for this fund is $500. With $500 and all of my savings, I believe I can set my foot to Thailand and do good deeds. Two goals will be achieved at the same time.
I'm really looking forward to see the result of this funding campaign.
Thank you so much if you read to the end. I would be more grateful if you can donate some.