REACH is a Vietnamese non-profit organization registered with VUSTA (Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations) specializing in providing short-term (3 or 6 months), market-oriented training, including soft skills that youth need in their workplace. It also supports youth to find a job and supporting their youth to retain and flourish in the job. Established in 2008, REACH currently runs vocational training courses in six centers across Vietnam supporting up to 1,100 disadvantaged youth in Vietnam annually.
Typically REACH works with youth between the ages of 16-30, who do not have access to formal vocational training programs owing to barriers such as poverty, lack of education, and difficult family circumstances. Their student profile includes street and migrant youth, school dropouts, unemployed secondary school graduates, disadvantaged youth from ethnic minorities, members of the LGBT community and youth who have just left the army. They also engage youth from marginalized groups such as trafficked survivors, victims of domestic violence, as well as those living with or affected by HIV and persons living with disabilities.
REACH provides access to vocational training and job placement to their targeted youth in various disciplines including Graphic Design, 3D Modelling, Web coding, Food & Beverage, Cooking, Housekeeping, Sales & Marketing, Hairdressing & Nail, Spa Therapy & Makeup and 5-star hospitality training.
Lorinet Foundation is supporting REACH to achieve its 3-year strategic objectives, one of which is to strengthen their social enterprises’ model to build sustainability as well as offering work experience and on job training for their students.