Through its work with various social and educational institutions in Vietnam, Little Eyes discovered the enormous lack of wholesome, character-building materials available in Vietnamese.
To help meet this need, Little Eyes has undertaken the challenge of translation, reprinting and distribution of hundreds of character-building storybooks and accompanying activity books to orphans, disabled children, and disadvantaged schools. The primary goal is to enrich the lives of each child that benefits, and hopefully set them on a path to becoming positive members of society tomorrow.
Thousands of institutionalized children have had a chance to receive these beautifully illustrated and morally educative bi-lingual books. Little Eyes has received wonderful responses to the materials wherever they’ve been distributed. A sampling of feedback from recipients:
“My name is Do. I’m 11 years old and I’m in grade 2. I really like those books that you gave. I liked Firefly Flower the most because it helps me in the ways that I need help with my behavior. Please give me more books about showing appreciation to parents.”
“My name is Hoang. I’m 12 years old, and I liked Littleton’s Lies because it helped me not to lie to my friends and my teachers.”
“Dear teacher, I liked “Wobbly Wallace” because it helps me to help my friends. Could you please give us more stories to read?”
“Hello, I am Hien. I love the story "Drudy’s Day" because it helps me to learn many things, like to be careful and humane and upright. When Drudy was in trouble, Drudy remained calm in front of difficulties. It is good character.”
What makes comments like these so outstanding is that lesson-filled books like these have never before been available in the country!