27 May 2014
A village girl in Vietnam had to fight against hunger as she had no pocket money in school. Her parents burned all her books not once but TWICE to force her out of school. Yet Ms Tay Thi Nguyen persevered and while other children had blessings and all forms of encouragement from parents, her mom cursed that she failed the University entrance exams.
Despite all odds, she trumped them all and aced the entrance exams… A remarkable show of resilience indeed!
(With reference to The Straits Times dated 26 May 2014 – One girl’s fight against all odds to pursue education)