A Changed Life Brings Change to Others

Hanoi Rehab Centre, Vietnam


After nearly two quarters of collaborating with the Nguon Phuoc organisation, Transformational Community Development (TCD) has influenced the community through training and education. Members of rescue centers are applying the lessons in real life. TCD also has brought to *Tadeo (a leader of hundreds of people) new, useful, and interesting things to benefit the surrounding community.


Tadeo was born into a relatively well-off family. His parents are government officers. As the only son, Tadeo was received special treatment from his family. He graduated from a prestigious school in the police department and worked in the same unit as his father. But even with a full life and loving parents, Tadeo felt a deep gap in his soul.


Tadeo lost his job after testing positive for drugs and spent 16 years immersed in addiction. His family spent much time and money trying to help him, but ultimately grew disappointed and rejected him. In 2014, Tadeo agreed to come to Nissi Rescue Centre of Nguon Phuoc for a year. His life was completely changed.


With the trust of the Nguon Phuoc leaders, Tadeo has been assigned to the position of manager of Nguon Phuoc in Bac Giang, his hometown. At the same time, he is also the head of a Nissi Rescue Branch belonging to the Nguon Phuoc system. He is gradually regaining the trust of his family and community.


Tadeo began learning about TCD and its Wellness component early in 2019. With the help of the brothers in Nissi Bac Giang Centre, he began applying lessons on mosquito control, cholera prevention, and diarrhoea in the community and sharing how his life has changed. The reaction has been positive. Tadeo’s experience proves that TCD education and training not only bring new knowledge but also inspire and influence people.


Thank you!


GHNI Partner TCD Worker

*For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, "Tadeo" is a pseudonym for the individual being helped by this project