During nearly 3 months of recruitment amidst the COVID pandemic, REACH officially welcomed 470 disadvantaged youth who are ready to change their future.
470 disadvantaged youth – Who are they?
They are 470 young people from all over the country. 470 walks of life with 470 different stories.
There is Hoa, the only female student in the Web Coding class. With a passion for IT, the Thai girl has traversed nearly 400km from the poor mountainous countryside with undeveloped facilities to the capital to start a new journey.
There is Vien, a man of pain and tears. Vien was born and raised in a poor family; his father died of tuberculosis at only 33 years old; his elder brother has been disabled since he was young. He is mute and lack awareness and has been confined to a wheelchair ever since.
There is Hien in REACH Hanoi’s video editing class. Her family had to sell their house to pay for her mother’s cervical cancer treatment.
Although they are born and raised in different circumstances, they share the same will, the same desire: to study and to change their lives and their families’ future.
Ready to change the future
Because of the influence of COVID, for the first time, REACH Center has implemented online programs in 5 centers: REACH Hanoi, REACH Hue, REACH Hoi An, REACH Da Nang, and REACH Hai Duong to welcome 470 students into the REACH family.
Pictures of the online opening ceremony of the centres welcoming new students
Teachers at REACH Hoi An prepare for the opening ceremony
After many difficulties, application assessments, interviews, and home visit 470 young people in difficult circumstances will officially open their first door into the future.
“Welcome to the REACH family. I wish them all the knowledge and skills to be ready for the future ”, Ms. Nguyen Ngoc Hang, manager of REACH Hanoi Center sent her message.