Le Huong Giang – the girl everyone knows as the first blind female MC of Vietnam television – started the story like this. But today Giang appears in a new role – founder of the Sprout of Happiness Project.
“Welcome to the launching ceremony of the psychological project Germs of Happiness. Before we begin, let’s take three deep breaths together. Everyone, relax your body and breathe in peace.”
The male MC’s greeting heralded the project launch, attracting members from all three regions: North-Central-South to interact with each other online. Huang Giang appeared at the online ceremony with a happy smile, telling the story that inspired that seed to take shape and flourish until now.
The girl said: “Since the age of 14, every day in class, Giang always had to mentally prepare for a friend in class who had to quit her job and return to her hometown and people would think that she is more appropriate.” , blind people. Even though they have the ability to study and set clear goals for the future, parents do not believe that their children will have a better future if they pursue an education path.”
How to help people with disabilities overcome internal barriers? How do parents understand and trust their children’s abilities? How to help people with disabilities to believe in themselves and move forward strongly? Questions kept arising in Giang’s mind and then the dream of a project began.
After graduating with a master’s degree in clinical psychology, for many years Huang Giang has quietly provided psychological support to young people with disabilities on the threshold of high school or university.
Giang laughed and said that perhaps everyone knows Giang as an MC because he often shares this work on social networks. As for psychological support work, she does it quietly, helping those who need it, such as COVID-19 patients and their families, parents of children with retinoblastoma Network of…
After studying psychology for more than a decade, when everything was ready, Le Huong Giang confidently came to the media to share her life’s dream. With the Sprout of Happiness Project, she has friends in all three regions: North – Central – South. They are all great partners who join Giang in its mission to care for the mental health of people with disabilities.
Every tree begins with a seed
Sprouts of Happiness focuses on improving self-compassion for youth with disabilities ages 18 to 35. The project is expected to run for six months, with young people with disabilities receiving one-on-one counseling with psychologists with extensive experience in this field. Subsequently, participating in training and coordinating “groups of friends working together” is a sustainable development model that can be easily expanded to local communities.
“We have chosen to support young people with disabilities because there are not many mental health care programs currently focusing on this group of people. As a disabled person myself, I understand the specific psychological barriers of people with disabilities and really want to support “I want to do it. You” – Giang confided.
He said that when people with disabilities are born, their self-esteem does not go down until their caregivers and the people around them treat them as pathetic, weak and even Some people do not view disabled people as useless. People with disabilities are rarely taught how to accept themselves as they were born, much less how to love and appreciate themselves.
For Giang, this is the biggest obstacle that makes it difficult for people with disabilities to integrate into society. Therefore, improving self-compassion is also the way the project wants every young person with a disability to increase acceptance and self-love, reduce stress and anxiety and always find a way to cope. Respond positively when facing difficulties or experiencing events.
The Seeds of Happiness is now expected to be widely spread to a large number of young people with disabilities in many provinces and cities across the country, especially in places where economic development conditions are difficult and many barriers still exist. Interested people with disabilities can register through the online form posted on the project’s fanpage or contact the project directly for assistance.
“The project is still ongoing to raise funds from the community to provide psychological support to as many disabled people as possible,” the founder shared.
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