Twenty-one South Vietnamese war orphans--some of them severely injured--arrived in Bonn, West Germany on Friday (June 30) to begin a new life under a charity rehabilitation scheme.
Twenty-one South Vietnamese war orphans--some of them severely injured--arrived in Bonn, West Germany on Friday (June 30) to begin a new life under a charity rehabilitation scheme. Some may eventually go to a specially-constructed village in Oberhausen, where war orphans from world-wide trouble spots have been taken in since 1968.
The injured children on Friday's flight were met by military helicopters and flown directly to hospital for treatment.
SYNOPSIS: Bonn, West Germany..and the arrival of twenty-one South Vietnamese war orphans on Friday. The children--boys and girls aged from four to fourteen, some severely injured--were about to start a new life in Germany under a charity rehabilitation scheme. Some of them may eventually go to a specially constructed children's village in Oberhausen, built in 1968 for war orphans from trouble spots all over the world--including the Middle East, Africa and Vietnam.
Injured children were taken off the aircraft and put onto military helicopters to be flown directly to hospital. Later, they'll begin their new life, either in children's villages or with German families. They'll be taught German and taught a trade, and when grown up will probably return to South Vietnam to work there. But until then, they'll live like normal children--hopefully untroubled by the horrors of war.