GlobalGiving Campaign, September-October 2013
From September 16th to October 16th, 2013 REACH participated in the GlobalGiving* fundraiser campaign to reach $20,000 to give 40 disadvantaged Vietnamese youth secure employment.
The campaign aims to improve the lives of 40 disadvantaged youth in Vietnam, including women who have been the victims of trafficking or domestic violence, young people living with or afflicted by HIV/AIDS, or whose lives are characterized by extreme poverty.
Every penny raised in the campaign goes to enabling these students access to REACH's tuition-free training programs at its 5 centres across
northern and central Vietnam. They will be able to choose from courses in Web
and Graphic Design, Sales and Marketing, Food and Beverage, Hairdressing, Nail
Art, Housekeeping, Homestay and Local Guide. The intensive training
includes technical skills, job readiness and life skills, as well as
conversational English. At the end of the program, REACH will also provide 6
months of post-graduation support, using its network of business partners to
help alumni find and stay in a stable job.
This year's campaign raised $845 in new funds thanks to our donors' generous support. While shy of the campaign goal, it's enough to:
- Pay for the housing allowance of a student from a remote location to attend a REACH centre;
- Pay for a student's 12-week intensive vocational training program in full; and
- Fully fund a student's housing, food, training + 6-month post-graduation career placement support!
We look forward to achieving another tremendous result this year! To learn more about the REACH GlobalGiving fundraiser campaign, and to make a donation, click here
Click here to read our latest update on how these funds are being used
* GlobalGiving is an online fundraising platform for organizations all over the world to raise funds to support their projects. Projects on globalgiving.org undergo compliance checks to ensure they have a bona fide charitable purpose and meet applicable laws relating to international philanthropy. GlobalGiving makes it easy for donors to make tax deductible donations (in the US) to REACH online using credit cards and PayPal.