越南籍新住民講師春莊（Huynh Xuan Trang）在台北提供免費的中文課程，協助新住民與移工們突破語言的圍籬，適應台灣生活，善心令人感動，甚至受到越南媒體的採訪。
Huynh Xuan Trang (春莊), a new immigrant lecturer from Vietnam, offers free Chinese courses in Taipei in order to help new immigrants and migrant workers overcome the language barriers and adapt to life in Taiwan. Her heart-warming deeds even inspired news outlets in Vietnam to share her story.
According to the Vietnamese media (VnExpress), Huynh Xuan Trang was born in Tien Giang province, Vietnam. After marrying a Taiwanese citizen, she moved to Taiwan in 2001, leaving her family and home country behind. She was only 21 years old upon arrival, working as a waitress in a restaurant in order to help support her family. Once, a customer filed a complaint that she couldn’t understand Chinese. She felt incredibly pressured and immediately enrolled in a class to improve her Chinese speaking abilities.
Due to an injury, Huynh Xuan Trang eventually stopped working at the restaurant. However, she didn’t stay idle for all that and she started to attend a beauty course. Later on, she decided to open her own beauty salon in order to be self-sufficient. Her husband didn’t support the fact that she had to work day and night, however, and the two often quarreled. In 2016, the couple filed for divorce.
At this important time, Huynh Xuan Trang met a terminal cancer patient who inspired her to cherish what she had and help out others. She, therefore, decided to dedicate her life to helping more Vietnamese migrants and new immigrants in Taiwan.
She rented a classroom and offered free Chinese courses every Sunday, with textbooks and clerical tools at her own expense. In 2017, Huynh Xuan Tran created a Facebook page to teach the language to other Vietnamese living in Taiwan, attracting up to 1,000 students.
In addition to teaching Chinese, she also helps students adapt to life in Taiwan. She told VnExpress: “Many Vietnamese who come to Taiwan don’t speak Chinese, and it is difficult to fit into society. I hope my language courses can help them integrate into the job market.”
Now, Huynh Xuan Trang also provides free vocational training courses at her beauty salon and cooperates with government agencies to continue teaching Chinese. In her spare time, she also goes to rural areas to do charity, giving massages to the elderly living alone and cooks for them.
Huynh Xuan Trang’s kindness and silent dedication are incredibly touching, but she takes no credit. Instead, she thanked Taiwan for helping her realize her dream. She said: “Taiwan society has helped me realize my dream, and this is my way of giving back to society.”