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Student Recycle Club combines education and stewardship

Nov. 19, 2014

(Editor's Note: Trinh “Sky” Pham is a junior majoring in business administration-finance. And serves as director of administration for the CSUF Community Service InterClub Council.)

Back in Vietnam, I grew up in a poverty-stricken neighborhood. The foundation of our house was covered with leaves, not bricks. At the time, my father was a “xich lo,” which is like a taxi driver, but on a three-wheeled bicycle.

My mother raised the entire family through farming, earning a few cents each day. We didn’t have enough food to survive every day, so our neighbors generously donated food to us. That is how we lived in my hometown. We were raised by everyone in our community.

And we, in turn, assisted others. My family gave back even though they had nothing.

And we, in turn, assisted others. My family gave back even though they had nothing. Continue reading the full article  online .

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