My name is Trang, and I am ETA4's U.S. and International Volunteer Recruiter and Coordinator! I have been volunteering with ETA4 since 2012, and I can't even begin to describe how absolutely wonderful my journey has been over the past six years! Seeing the smiles on our students faces, and witnessing our students' self-confidence grow through our program in just 5 weeks are among 2 of the biggest reasons why I commit to ETA4 year after year. Since my involvement with ETA4, I learned that no matter how far apart we live from others around the world, and no matter how different we may be from one another -- as people, our ability to learn, grow, love and connect with each other are some of life's greatest gifts! Through ETA4's mission and work, our volunteers and students are able to build and embrace this interpersonal, cross-cultural connectivity in every way possible. I LOVE what we do, I love the communities and the people with whom we work with, and I absolutely LOVE knowing that my heart can only grow bigger as I continue my work with ETA4!
This year, I will be returning to Viet Nam to teach English for my 7th summer. I am so excited to see my students again, and help our organization make a difference to many more! But first, we must fundraise. Because ETA4 is a volunteer-based non-profit, we rely solely on donations and fundraisers to cover costs for every summer program. This year, my personal goal is to fundraise $1,350 – this amount will help us cover 100% of our program’s school-related fees, which includes classroom and equipment rental, purchasing basic school supplies, and providing water for our students for all five weeks. If you can help, please support me by helping me fundraise for ETA4's 10TH Annual Program. You can donate ANY amount! To donate, simply click on the red "DONATE" button up at the top of the page! If you scroll down to the bottom of the page, you will see a video of me with my adorable students proudly performing at our 2017 talent show. The kids are super cute, so be sure to watch it!
ETA4 Summer 2017 Talent Show