When first meeting Ivy (Nguyễn Gia Thụy), you might assume that you are talking to a quiet and shy student. Only for a while though, as you will soon realise that Ivy’s gentle voice and the way she chooses to listen more than leading conversations are just like the cover of a pot that is full of strength, wisdom, enthusiasm and passion to work for the good of the community. Ivy once has told me: “I am someone who is deep in love with all activities that serves the community”.
Witnessing how fervently and efficiently Ivy has been involved in a variety of school activities, be it academic work or community service ones, many times I have asked myself where Ivy’s enthusiasm comes from. Like last June, Ivy kept herself extremely busy with not only the intensive studying for her IGCSE exams but also with a great numbers of extra-curricular activities such as taking part in different School Sport Activities. Moreover, Ivy has worked tremendously hard beyond school boundaries and even during her summer holidays. She took part in the World’s Scholar Cup Global Round 2015 Speaking Competition in Malaysia and won 1 gold medal individually, 1 silver medal for the individual top of 35% Challenge and 1 bronze medal in a team event. A truly fantastic effort!
More meaningfully, Ivy has durably maintained her charity work as a key member of the Loving Heart Group, which she has been involved in for the past four years. With the role of the project leader of the “Books Sharing Project”, Ivy has successfully built 4 bookcases and collected 10,000 books for the minority and poor children in Lam Dong province. Talking to me, Ivy eagerly said: “I am now working on the pilot of another audio book collection and plan to build three more libraries for the poor people of further remote areas in Lam Dong province”.
BVIS is so proud to have a caring and enthusiastic student such as Ivy. She works so hard for the community as well as in her studies and thoroughly deserves her excellent results of the IGCSE exams. She has also received a letter of great appreciation from the Director of SOS Village for Orphanage Chilren in Dalat, where Ivy and her team delivered more than 4000 books on 13th June, 2015.
As I am writing these final lines, Ivy is hurried getting on the bus to RMIT University, where she and her teammates in the BVIS Basketball Squad are going to compete in a basketball competition with RMIT university students. Yet another example of her involvement in the local community.
Great job Ivy!
Thuy Do – Ivy’s Form Tutor