Vietnam is a country with great opportunities. This is why our focus is on disadvantaged youth, who are likely to miss out on these opportunities because they have to overcome challenges that most do not have.

Our graduates, who have reached out for their own future, have demonstrated great courage and determination. Through hard work, they are turning their lives around. Meet some of our inspiring students and read their stories below.

REACH courses are designed exclusively for street and migrant youth, school dropouts, unemployed secondary school graduates and resettlement community members.

This includes young people in the following circumstances:

Economically poor family backgrounds
Economically poor family backgrounds
Victims of violence, gender inequality or discrimination
Victims of violence, gender inequality or discrimination

(Living with disability; Violence victim, trafficked victim, single mother, LGBT+, Ethnic minority)

Youth lack of family care
Youth lack of family care
At risk young people
At risk young people
Economically affected youth
Economically affected youth

We find our students through our mobilization campaigns.

In the months before a new course starts, our staff run a recruitment drive, via local organizations like the Youth Union, contacts such as the commune leaders in areas where our students are likely to live, and places young people frequent such as markets and bus stations.

We work closely with other NGOs who support our target group. Our students talk to their friends and neighbors – word of mouth is a great recommendation., and our Alumni also get involved.

Together we make sure that young people learn about our program and sign up.

  • Minh Thi Thu Phung, Graphic Design student

    Minh, Phung Thi Thu

    Minh smashes gender stereotypes on the path to fulfilling her dreams
    Course: Graphic Design REACH Hanoi - batch 46

    For Minh’s parents, computers were a ‘man’s thing’. They had many concerns about letting their daughter study IT ...

  • Thuong Kieu - graphic design student at REACH HN

    Thuong Thi Kieu

    Thuong Thi Kieu
    Course: Batch 44 REACH Hanoi - Graphic Design 2D

    Since studying at REACH, I have built up my beliefs and aspirations, and that is what has helped me move forward. ...

  • Oanh story at REACH

    Oanh Thi Nguyen

    Oanh Thi Nguyen
    Course: Batch 39 REACH Hue - Food & Beverage

    Because of her family poverty and her pessimism about future jobs after graduation from college, she decided to drop out ...

  • Tuy Pham student food beverage REACH Hue 2019

    Tuy Thi Cam Pham

    Pham Thi Cam Tuy
    Course: REACH HUE - Food & Beverage

    Phạm Thị Cẩm Túy was an outstanding student at REACH. She completed her training in the Food & Beverage course at ...

  • Phuong Nguyen a YCI student at REACH Hanoi

    Phuong Thi Minh Nguyen

    Nguyen Thi Minh Phuong
    Course: REACH Hanoi - Hospitality-5 star (YCI)

    fter recovering from her illness, Phuong decided not to attend school for people with disabilities, and continued to att ...

  • Mi Bui - a hairdressing student at REACH HN

    Mi Thi Tra Bui

    Mi Thi Tra Bui
    Course: REACH Hanoi - Hairdressing

    From a young age, Mi helped her mother in the fields—attending school during the morning hours and working in the afte ...