REACH is formerly known as “Livelihood Advancement Business Schools” (LABS) – a project implemented by Plan International in Vietnam since 2004. In 2008, REACH started operating independently as a nonprofit organization in the field of vocational training and job placement for disadvantaged youth in Vietnam.
REACH works with the youth aged between 16 – 30, who lack access to formal education due to physical and social barriers such as disabilities, poverty, or difficult family circumstances.
REACH students include street and migrant youth, school dropouts, disadvantaged youth from ethnic minorities, and members of the LGBT community.
REACH engages with youth from marginalized groups such as trafficking survivors, and people with disabilities.
All disadvantaged young people in Vietnam have the opportunities and support they need to reach their full potential.
To address the ongoing needs of the most disadvantaged youth across Vietnam and empower them by:
- Becoming a leading provider of innovative, practical and demand-driven skills training
- Equipping our students with the confidence, belief, and self-respect needed to grasp new opportunities.
- Providing solid employment opportunities while also providing workforce solutions for our business networks.
- Providing support and encouragement for our graduates’ future development.
- Contributing to the national strategy for social & economic development.
- Respect: We show compassion and uphold the principles of inclusion, equality, and fairness in our work to empower disadvantaged youth.
- Achievement: We are dedicated and focused, and challenge ourselves to achieve the greatest levels of effectiveness and efficiency.
- Innovation: Our model is market-driven and flexible in helping to meet the ongoing needs of disadvantaged youth and businesses in Vietnam.
- Responsibility: We always try our best to perform uphold REACH’s mission, acting with accountability, integrity, and transparency.
- Family: We are a caring and supportive family of passionate staff, students, alumni, businesses, and program partners.