Vietnam

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Preparing breakfast

YCI in Vietnam was launched in Hanoi in 2010. The Sheraton Hanoi Hotel welcomed nine young participants into the training programme that teaches them a wide range of work skills whilst exposing them to over 15 skill areas within the hotel operations. The participants came from three SOS Children’s Villages near Hanoi. SOS Children’s Villages provides participants with life skills training during the programme. The Hilton Hanoi Opera joined the programme in 2012, and the Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi in 2013.

REACH, a local non-profit organisation, coordinates the programme on the ground. Their role involves organising the recruitment of suitable candidates, arranging extra training sessions such as computer lessons and periodically monitoring the performance of participants. YCI Hanoi is currently in its third programme cycle and involves the three participating hotels mentioned above.

Meet Trung who became an entrepreneur

 Unemployment among young people in Vietnam is three times higher than the country’s average. It is particularly difficult for disadvantaged young people and those from rural areas. …

YCI Photo Competition winners revealed

Towards the end of December we published the winners of our Autumn photo competition. More than 130 photos were submitted …

Phuong, YCI Hanoi, Vietnam 2016

Before YCI, Phuong’s life consisted of the usual routines of home and school life. Born to a farming

Mai, YCI Hanoi, Vietnam 2015

Mai* was born and raised in Hanoi, Vietnam. Needing to provide for her family, she searched high and low

Winners of the YCI Photo Competition announced!

After receiving shots of YCI in action, group photos and the occasional selfie, we are delighted to share the

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YCI Locations in Vietnam

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YCI Vietnam Gallery

  • YCI Vietnam graduation 2013

    YCI Vietnam graduation 2013

  • Preparing breakfast

  • Classroom training

  • Viet holding a speech at the 2013 graduation ceremony in Hanoi

    Viet holding a speech at the 2013 graduation ceremony in Hanoi

  • Christmas dance

  • Viet with his peers at the 2013 graduation

    Viet with his peers at the 2013 graduation

  • Cold kitchen

  • YCI Vietnam graduation 2013

  • YCI Vietnam graduation 2013