YCI Country Information

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 and InterContinental Westlake in 2013. JW Marriott Hanoi Joined YCI in 2015 and InterContinental Landmark 72 in 2018. 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 9th programme cycle and involves the 6 participating hotels mentioned above. YCI Programme is expanded to Ho Chi Minh City in 2017 with the participation of another four hotels, Le Meridien Saigon, Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, Sheraton Saigon Hotel & Tower and InterContinental Saigon. 20 students have graduated from the programme with currently 21 students are in the training.

Between 2018 and 2021 with the funding from Global Fund to End Modern Slavery, YCI will support 32 trafficking survivors to join YCI Hanoi in order to acquire hospitality skills and secure a job in five-star hotels.  Blue Dragon Children Foundation, an organization supporting street children and anti-trafficking will support YCI to recruit and provide pastoral support to the trafficking survivors while in the close cooperation, REACH Vietnam will continue to support with the monitoring and management of the programme.

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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