Becoming a Chief Project Partner
We became Orphan Impact's chief project partner for their 5-year plan to build computer training programs in all of Vietnam's 63 provinces. Our 2015 grant of $50,000 enabled them to add 10 new orphanages, doubling the program's capacity this year from 10 to 20 orphanages. Now 635 orphan children are in the program, thriving from regular contact with caring teachers and a learning program designed to help them gain crucial technical skills and self-confidence.
Expanding the Programs into China
Seeing the success in Vietnamese orphanages, we want to extend the impact to other countries. In 2016 we also want to bring the computer training program into China. We are looking at several migrant schools around Shanghai and Christian orphanages in poor regions to pilot the program. Volunteers will help implement it, and Orphan Impact will train the new staff.
Joint Fundraiser to Reach 2 More Villages
In October 2015 we announced a fundraiser to raise $7500 for orphanages 19 and 20. These orphanages are both located in remote areas where the children would have little opportunities after leaving the orphanage. You can read more in the the post Computer Training Fundraiser for 2 More Vietnamese Orphanages.
About Our Field Partner: Orphan Impact
Since 2009 Orphan Impact has been delivering valuable computer and internet training to orphans throughout Vietnam. To date, over 1,500 orphan children in more than 25 orphanages have participated in this important education program. Partnering with employees from tech companies like Intel, Team4Tech, VMware, Box, and Facebook has ensured that Orphan Impact is using the most relevant and up-to-date material in the curriculum and weekly lessons. Children learn to use computers and the Internet to design, create, store, share, consume, and communicate information about the world around them. Alongside the important skill training, children gain self-confidence and find motivation to look beyond the orphanage with hope.
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