Professional housework frees young women from disadvantages

Sr. Pascale Le Thi Triu, a Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul nun, celebrates in May with housemaids at the 10th anniversary of job training courses offered by the sisters to disadvantaged women in remote areas of Vietnam. (GSR photo/Joachim Pham)

Working as a maid has become a valued job in Vietnam, as public attitudes towards the profession change, thanks to the determined efforts by the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul nuns.

The sisters marked the 10th anniversary of training courses in housework for disadvantaged young women in late May at the Salesian-run Phuoc Loc Vocational Training Center in Ba Ria Vung Tau Province, southern Vietnam. About 200 housemaids, nuns and teachers were present at the ceremony.

"We have had much success in helping many people change their attitudes towards housework, which was undervalued in the past," said Sr. Pascale Le Thi Triu, who organized the courses.

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