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Hanoi Dreamers at the Aquila Rehab Center

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Drug addiction has long been stigmatized as a social vice in northern Vietnam. An unlikely group of...

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One of the buildings at Aquila Rehab Center. It houses a learning center for Aquila Dream Academy, the dining hall for students, and the pastor's home. The ground floor faces a library. Image by Eliza Billingham. Vietnam, 2022.

Aquila Dream Academy is a K-12 school on the grounds of Aquila Rehab Center. It serves children of the staff and participants, as well as students from surrounding towns. Using an English-language Christian homeschool curriculum, the teachers provide individualized attention and support to students of all ages. Students Samuel and Leo share what their lives are like at the Dream Academy, while Minh recounts the events that brought him to such an unusual school.

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