“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”– Nelson Mandela
My name is (Angie) Kieu Anh Do. I am Vietnamese and was born in Haiphong, a seaport in the north of Vietnam. Aged 6, I came with my parents as a refugee child to Germany. In young years I discovered my deep affinity to give and share love, to help others and thereby to develop positive energy. In the small town where I grew up , I used to help as a child the Vietnamese community with translations. In my new homeland Germany, I live in thankfulness for what I have. Germany means, translated into Vietnamese, “The country of moral”. A reason why I decided to mix my Vietnamese roots with the German culture and anchor it strongly with moral concepts. Till now, I took each decision of my live following this principle. My deepest wish was always to convert this thought into actions. I let my intuition and inner voice guide me. I began to commit myself into many charity projects as a volunteer, I taught for example German and Vietnamese, I supported the arrangement of cultural events and calls for donations, etc… In the meantime, I believe that it is my vocation.
In 2018, I was elected “Miss Vietnam Europe”. I bear this title with dignity and honor, but I do not want it to be just a word. As a representative of Vietnamese women living in Europe, I want to have a role model function. Not only my outer beauty should be acknowledged – it might be fading one day. I would rather pay attention to the inner beauty of the soul that each of us possesses, and transform it into positive energy. With this new developed strength, we can namely help exactly there, where people are in need, especially children that need us the most urgently. Together with education we can brighten and sweeten their lives. We do not need any crown or scepter to achieve that.
This is why I am looking forward with immense happiness to the upcoming journey with LOAN Stiftung. In my task area “Strategic International Marketing”, I will support and assist the Foundation founder, Mrs. Isabelle Müller, and accept each challenge. Our first common challenge for the upcoming year 2021 is already defined: Each citizen with Vietnamese roots living in Germany is kindly asked to donate at least € 1,00 to LOAN Stiftung, as a sign of gratitude towards Germany, their new or second homeland. Please pass it on…:)