VN student wins int’l letter-writing contest

Nguyen Thi Thu Trang won first prize in the 2016 International Letter Writing Competition for Young People held by Universal Postal Union
Imagining herself as the three-year-old Syrian boy who was drowned off the coast of Turkey, NguyenThi Thu Trang wrote a letter from the child to himself when he reaches the age of 45.

The letter won the first prize in the 2016 International Letter Writing Competition for Young People held by the Universal Postal Union (UPU).

In her letter, Trang played the role of the late AylanKurdi - the drowned Syrian child washed up on a beach in Bodrum, Turkey while trying to reach the Greek island of Kos earlier this year, as seen in the world-shaking photo on the tragedy of wars, conflicts and illegal immigration into Europe.

Her letter, which “was written from heaven” about a world without violence or discrimination, won the first prize in the contest at the national level in May in Vietnam.

It was translated into French and English to be sent to the organising board of the 45th UPU International Letter Writing Contest based in Switzerland for the international round. Trang is a student in Nam Sach High School in the northern province of Hai Dương.

She is the second Vietnamese to become the contest’s first prize winner. The first was Ho Thi Hieu Hien, a student from the central city of Da Nang, who won the competition in 2010.

Trang is preparing to go to the award ceremony held in Turkey on October 1.The annual International Letter Writing Competition for Young People has been run at the national and international levels since 1971, drawing millions of young people up to the age of 15 from all over the world.

The theme selected for the 2016 competition was: "Write a letter to your 45-year-old self."

Children around the world are warmly encouraged to give flight to their imagination while writing a letter to themselves in the future.
“Our view of the world tends to change as we grow older, with the risk that the older person forgets or abandons the concerns and dreams of their younger self. The past becomes another country whose language we no longer speak,” as written on the website of the UPU.

Young people and children under 15 make up a quarter of the world’s population, yet their voices are seldom heard. Perhaps this is because the 45-year-olds do not realise what important things they themselves once understood and how much of value young people have to say.

In this year’s competition, young writers are given the opportunity to reach across their own generation divide into the future. An important message can be sent before the language of youth is lost./.
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yobro yobro 25/9/16 20:32

Her letter is a letter from heaven about a world without violence or discrimination.

Only Solidar 25/9/16 20:34
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Only Solidar 25/9/16 20:38

She's so sympathetic to choose the topic about immigrants for her letter.

John Smith 25/9/16 20:40

Vietnamese students are so clever and kind

MaskOf Zero 25/9/16 20:45

This writing contest is so meaningful and good for all young student over the world to join. They have chances to express their thought to the world, to the policy makers... So their voice can be heard internationally

Gentle Moon 25/9/16 20:48

I have ever joined the contest, I think it quite interesting

Pack Cassiopian 25/9/16 20:52

Vietnam has been giving best opportunities for students to take part in international activities of students all over the world.

LawrenceSamuels 25/9/16 20:58

Her letter will make the whole world reconsider about the result of wars, conflicts to the children

Love Peace 25/9/16 21:03

She is Vietnamese student's representative to the international contest and she won the 1st prize, so proud of her.

Jane smartnic 25/9/16 21:05

This is the second time Vietnam has won the 1st prize of the UPU's contest

Deck Hero14 25/9/16 21:09

I do like her letter that give me the view of young generation to the world's concerns

Deck Hero14 25/9/16 21:10
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