BVIS HCMC is proud to celebrate and support Ms Naomi Skinner and the Nam Runs Nam charity project.
Nam Runs Nam charity project linked to BIS and BVIS community partners in both Ho Chi Minh city and Hanoi. Visiting BVIS on Wednesday 18th March 2020 of this week was Ms Naomi Skinner. A real-life example of “being ambitious”, the challenge to us all as members of the world-wide Nord Anglia Education community, Naomi is attempting to run all the way from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City in the next few months which is a distance of 2,200 km! In support of Naomi's project, some BVIS HCMC staff finished the final 7 km with her to BVIS.
Naomi joined our weekly Primary assembly and led the children in a “wake up-shake up” activity before we held a house quiz all about her adventure in term I academic year 2019-2020. Both the children and adults wore sports clothes for our “mufti day” inspired by Naomi’s run to raise money for one of our community partners, Rang Dong School.Until the end of June 2019, Naomi was a Primary class teacher at our sister school BIS and she visited BVIS several times last academic year to link with our Community Coordinators, Ms Nga and Ms Georgina, so our children will be able to engage with her amazing adventure.
"From October 2019 – March 2020, I am aiming to be the first person to run from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City. As well as making friends and learning about Vietnamese Culture, I aim to fund-raise and raise the profile of children’s access to education and women’s empowerment. I intend to visit schools and charities down the length of the Vietnam. My trip is 100% self funded and all donations will go directly to my chosen charities. The charities that I am running on behalf of, work tirelessly with street children, orphans and families living in poverty. They also provide necessary health care and a safe, fun learning environment as well as supporting scholarships for education. I have worked across the globe as a primary school teacher for the past 13 years and strongly believe that every child should have access to education to ensure a brighter future for themselves and their families."
For more, please visit her website: www.namrunsnam.com