REACH 10th anniversary in Hilton Hanoi Opera Hotel

In Ha Noi, on 22nd September 2018, REACH center held their 10th Anniversary, with the slogan " Yes, You can! ", to say thank you to our partners, businesses who have been with REACH for a long time. This was the last event in the series of decisive programs in 2018 on the path of the 10 year journey of REACH's development. There were nearly 250 representatives from REACH’s partners, businesses and donors.
Attending the ceremony, there were representatives of embassies, organizations, partners from Vietnam and abroad, REACH's business partners from Hanoi and other provinces, friends, alumni of REACH and representatives from newspapers and television stations.

Opening the anniversary was a performance of the musical “For your future”, performed by the staff, past and present students and some of REACH’s dear friends. “For your Future” is one of many stories about REACH students. Over the last 10 years, we have seen a number of similar stories of students who have been able to transform their lives as a result of REACH’s mission of supporting Vietnam’s disadvantaged youth through education.
Some photos of the performance

Executive Director Pham Thi Thanh Tam shared in the event: “Today, I am very proud that we are here together: our guests, our partners, my colleagues, even those who accompanied me when we first started in 2004, and the students of REACH. We are here today to reflect on the journey of REACH and to look back on the memories that we have created throughout those 10 years.”

From our first days in 2008, REACH has experienced and been through a lot of hardships, but there have been many great developments also. REACH’s scale has expanded; new programs have been launched; our human resources have increased from only 5 members of staff at the beginning to more than 70 now; the number of students joining REACH has risen, and the average number of students we train each year is now 1100; successful and sustainable models have been developed and replicated. 
Ms.Tam said: “In the past 14 years, there is one thing that has never changed: we consistently follow our mission to accompany, to assist and to witness the growth of disadvantaged youth.”

Mr. Nguyen Manh Hung, Director of Human Resources, Hilton Hanoi Opera and Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi, shared: “REACH started working with us back in the year 2011, bringing disadvantaged students to the hotels for hotel tours and orientations. We hope to continue of support to the organization, and together, we will reach further to more underprivileged students and better their chance of livelihoods.”

REACH's message for this 10th anniversary is “YES, YOU CAN!”. YES, YOU CAN students and YES, YOU CAN the communities who help support and motivate us to bring more opportunity and support for young Vietnamese people. The YES, YOU CAN attitude means they can reach their full potential and have a bright future.
In our next 10-year journey, we will continue to develop and strengthen REACH, as well as persistently follow our mission to help the most disadvantaged youngsters in Vietnam grow”, Ms.Tam said.
Some of photos of the ceremony

Thuy’s story and the message “YES, YOU CAN”

ABBA’s song “I have a dream”, the gift of the visually impaired - the beneficiaries of the STEPUP project

The performance bartenders from the Fire Wolves team

Mr. Stanley Jones is the person who brought the LABS model, the precursor of REACH to Vietnam

Sharon Kane in Plan International gave flowers to REACH

Closing – singing “Living Like Flowers”

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