Preparing Orphans for the Job Market
The Fundraiser: Programs for 2 More Orphanages in Vietnam
Our goal is to raise $7500 to bring computer education programs into 2 new orphanages.
At the beginning of 2015, Transparent Fish Fund provided a grant that enabled Orphan Impact to expand from 10 partner orphanages to 18. These partner orphanages are selected because of their commitment to continue providing our education program for their children. Our goal is to partner with 2 more orphanages by the end of the year.
Your contribution will help provide the computers and equipment needed to implement this program, which is the platform for impact and change. Here are examples of what you can give toward.
Orphanages 19 and 20
This fundraiser will help launch programs in partner orphanages #19 and #20 in Vietnam. One orphanage is located in Khanh Hoa Province, and another orphanage is in Dong Nai Province. Both orphanages are remotely located where children have few, if any, opportunities after leaving the orphanage. Between the 2 orphanages, more than 60 children will participate in the classes. The children have been evaluated so we have initial baseline assessments. We will evaluate them again to provide impact information to all donors on the training’s effectiveness. For both orphanages, this will represent the children's first ongoing exposure to computer learning.
The Classes and Curriculum
We do not believe that by simply bringing computers and Internet into Vietnamese orphanages we will magically help each child to be successful. But we do believe that with the right balance of fun and challenge, mentoring, encouragement, and discipline—as well as a carefully planned curriculum and properly trained teachers—we can begin to help the children develop many of the crucial skills they are currently missing to be prepared for today's fast moving and tech-focused society. With each new orphanage partner, we try to ensure the orphanage leadership is interested in working with us to help work towards these goals.
Help us reach our goal of $7500 to bring important computer and internet training to two new orphanages in Vietnam. Thanks for making a difference in these orphans’ lives!
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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