REACH news 365

We’re back! We’ve overcome COVID-19 and we’re ready to teach again


REACH welcomed about 335 students back to its training centers early this week. Following the direction of the government, REACH closed all schools for nearly 2 months from 10th March to the 3rd of May. This measure was to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Vietnam.

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The Rain in Vietnam: Anh’s Story


When in rains in Vietnam, the rain is so heavy that it can wash away whole mountains, clear the most densely packed street in the blink of an eye, and wake a whole city by rapidly thumping on its thin tin roofs. And sometimes when it rains in Vietnam, it floods and when it floods, the floodwaters can be fierce and wild and unruly and can be so powerful and move with such force that they can pick a man up whole and carry him away forever

GSRD Foundation weaves hope at REACH


At REACH, as a non-profit organization, people often ask us where our funding comes from. We tell them “Various sources, but mainly from international foundations and individuals”. This answer confuses them. “Why would people give their money to strangers in a country out of nowhere?” they ask.

Training need assessment of deaf people


On 10th May, REACH center organized a training needs survey for the deaf in Hanoi. This event is a part of REACH's Step-Up project which is to promote the integration of people with visual and hearing impaired into social-economic activities. We aim to achieve that by providing them vocational and life skills training.

Full scholarship opportunity from RMIT University for REACH graduates


Disadvantaged youth from REACH will have a great chance to further their education with a full scholarship, worth AUD 92,000, from RMIT University Vietnam.

The transformation of an orphan


Hai’s childhood was nothing but darkness and agony. Born in 1995, in Quang Ninh province, his parents left him at 11 so he was raised by a neighbor until he became independent.

Mental health care training for teachers at REACH


Last week, teachers at REACH got through the final lesson of a “mental health care” training course. The training course was delivered by Lisa Bernstein, senior student counselor from RMIT university. It included 2 modules “Basic help skills” and “Self-care and boundaries”.

Minh smashes gender stereotypes on the path to fulfilling her dreams


In Vietnam, gender stereotypes still exist, more or less, everywhere from urban centers to the remote countryside. They have affected lives in many ways as they socially define the pathways for men and women whether they want to follow them or not. This is no more apparent than in the relationships between young people and their parents.

Opening Ceremony of Step Up project - stage 3


On the 3rd of February, the Blind Association of Dong Da district, Ha Noi has carried out the opening ceremony for the Step Up project (stage 3) with over 70 attendees.

Preserving Diversity


REACH is very fortunate to work with a diverse group of young people from various ethnic groups such as H'Mong, Dao, Thai, Cham, etc. It can be said that Vietnams’ 54 ethnic groups have been fully included in REACH's program over the past 11 years. With different cultural and linguistic backgrounds, they are the pieces that make up the lively and colorful mosaic at REACH.