The 5th Ilga Award Recipient Jimmy Pham AM hopes to help the youth of Korea with a similar KOTO program
Saturday, 7 September, 2013—KOTO Founder and Executive Chairman Jimmy Pham Viet Tuan AM receives the 5th Ilga Award from Ilga Foundation's Chairman Professor SON Bong–ho at 11:00 a.m today at the National Agricultural Cooperative Federation in Seoul, Korea.
Over the past decade, KOTO, a non-profit organization, has given life-changing opportunities to more than 700 disadvantaged youths in Vietnam through its two-year hospitality training programme.
KOTO, which stands for Know One Teach One, is a social enterprise aiming to provide disadvantaged youths with the opportunity to improve their lives. It offers a platform for training in outstanding service, cuisine preparation and hospitality management. KOTO made the top five in the Schwab Foundation Social Entrepreneur of the year 2009 awards for Entrepreneurship.
First-ever Project Happy Feet Slipper Race in Vietnam
Walking with slippers to fund-raise for education and training of underprivileged children
Ho Chi Minh City, 30 Jan 2013 – This coming 17 March 2013, an estimated 2,000 people are expected to participate in the first-ever Project Happy Feet Slipper Race held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, which is co-organized by Sport center of district 7, Project Happy Feet and KOTO, to raise about USD10,000 for the education of underprivileged school children in Vietnam by completing a 3km route at Phu My Hung District– wearing slippers.
In 2010 Dung was shown a fl yer for KOTO
(Know One, Teach One), an organisation
that gives disadvantaged 16 to 22-yearolds
the opportunity to turn their lives
around. Seizing a lifeline with both hands,
she applied and was accepted.
Read it here: The Word HoChiMinhCity November 2011