Vietnamese teenage girl runs project that brings light to the blind

tuoitrenews – Saturday, March 16, 2019, 21:42 GMT+7

Vietnamese teenage girl runs project that brings light to the blind
Penny (left) is pictured with one of the patients her project has helped. Photo: See Again Project

At just 16 years old, while most girls her age were out roaming shopping malls or hanging out in parks, Penny, an eleventh grader at Saigon South International School, was choosing to spend her weekends working on a charity project aimed at helping the blind regain their sight.

Penny, whose real name is Pham Thien Tam, has spent the last few years waking up at 4:30 am each weekend morning to prepare for a long day with her mother and friends helping other at the Nguyen Trai Eye Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City.

The group’s project, named “See Again”, is aimed at raising funds for optic surgery expenses at the hospital so that needy patients are able to undergo the procedure free of charge.

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