“Very inspiring” and “Impressive”: Tui Hotels & Resorts and TMG Group executives give verdict on REACH centre inspections


(Pictured: From Left: Tui Hotels & Resorts, Senior Development Manager, Dieter Schenk; REACH,Executive Director, Tam Pham; TMG Group, Project Director, Tania Koesten; and REACH, Fundraising Officer Anh Nguyen) 

REACH Headquarters has been paid a visit by Tui Hotels & Resorts, Senior Development Manager, Dieter Schenk, and the TMG Group, Project Director, Tania Koesten, and their praise of REACH’s operation could not be higher. “I think it is very inspiring. We see all of the achievements… and how you transform lives, actually so many lives, it is very inspiring,” said Koesten.

“What you are doing here… it’s impressive… and it gives a lot of positive emotions,” Schenk agreed.

The executives were visiting REACH headquarters in Hanoi as part of an inspection tour of three centres. TMG and TUI are hospitality partners with REACH. Both groups assist in finding placements for REACH students and have been instrumental in developing REACH’s most recent social enterprise, Tre Restaurant.

Tre Restaurant offers REACH students the opportunity to gain real world hands on experience in the hospitality industry. Located in the heart of Hue City it was opened in 

2018 and is expected to reach profitability by 2021.

Tre Restaurant is also partially funded by the Tui Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Tui Hotels and Resorts. The Tui foundation funds the four month REACH training course for 350 young people as well as a six week internship at Tre Restaurant.

Working with organisations like Tui Resorts and Hotels and the TMG Group has been key to REACH’s success.

“The role REACH’s business partners play in finding placements for REACH students is incredibly important,” says REACH’s Executive Director, Tam Pham. “Providing skills training can only get our students so far. Providing them with gainful employment is the key to breaking the cycle of disadvantage and making long-term, positive, sustainable change.”

Tre Restaurant is just one of four social enterprises REACH operates in Vietnam. The three other social enterprises are EM Hair Salon, Revina, and Koi Bento. Social enterprises are a key component of REACH’s aspirations to diversify funding sources and create sustainable educational opportunities for disadvantaged Vietnamese youth.

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