Occupational Therapy Students Work with Vietnam’s Children’s Hope in Action Clients

While Occupational Students were studying in Vietnam this summer they had the opportunity to work with Children’s Hope in Action (CHIA) a Vietnam non- profit. Professors Gigi Smith and Alison George led a Faculty Led Program to Vietnam this past summer that allowed OT students to become a regular part of working with children with disabilities.

Here is what CHIA had to say about SJSU’s OT students:

“Having OT and PT students attending CHIA is now a regular part of our programming. CHIA is now busy on Monday and Friday every week, and is happy to have the OT and/or PT students
from GGC volunteers come along and work with our staff and the kids at CHIA. This is a great time for the GGC students as well as our staff and children at CHIA. The children are always excited about their activities with the students and the staff are eager to share what the problems the children have and the students are thrilled to find suitable methods or exercises to work with each child’s health condition.”

In June, CHIA was happy to have visit of OT students and teachers from San Jose State University. This is the 3rd year that San Jose State University visited us and worked with our children. Besides working with children with disabilities at CHIA, each year, they come and were humble to join at least one different project to learn about our work within the rural communities. This time we were happy that the group was so excited with “a beach day out” for the kids. All the children, staff and volunteers were so thrilled to have a morning out at Hidden Beach, Hoian.

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