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
Victims of violence, gender inequality or discrimination
(Living with disability; Violence victim, trafficked victim, single mother, LGBT+, Ethnic minority)
Youth lack of family care
At risk young people
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.
Mai Quynh Dao
My father’s dreamCourse: REACH Hanoi - Hairdressing
I wish my father could see how great I did, and how successful I am now ...
Made with Love and Peppered with HopeCourse: REACH Hanoi - Graphic Design
Finding REACH was very fortunate for me. It opened for me a gateway of opportunity to be trained and to have a job ...
Hai, Nong Van
The transformation of an orphanCourse: Web coding REACH Hanoi
Hai’s childhood was nothing but darkness and agony. Born in 1995, in Quang Ninh province, his parents left him at 11 s ...
Minh, Phung Thi Thu
Minh smashes gender stereotypes on the path to fulfilling her dreamsCourse: 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 Thi Kieu
Thuong Thi KieuCourse: 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 Thi Nguyen
Oanh Thi NguyenCourse: 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 ...