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KOTO is making dreams come true

For 25 years, KOTO with the support of partners and sponsors, has provided over 1,200
disadvantaged young Vietnamese the opportunity to achieve their hospitality dreams
and a path toward economic independence and self-sufficiency.

Founded by Vietnamese Australian, Jimmy Pham, OAM, KOTO operates its renowned
two-year residential hospitality traineeship program which includes a hospitality
certificate from Box Hill Institute in Australia, life skills, English language, health & and
wellbeing programs, practical training opportunities and job placement in 5 star hotels
and other high quality establishments.
The outcomes are spectacular! Over 1,200 graduates with 95%+ securing good jobs or
increasingly establishing successful businesses, and with several living and working
across the globe.

We invite you to become a KOTO trainee sponsor and make more dreams come true.
Sponsors are corporates, individuals, families, work or social groups who can sponsor
an individual trainee or become a class sponsor. Becoming a sponsor provides a deep
connection with KOTO as you watch your class or trainee grow and develop. Companies
achieve corporate social responsibility objectives with impact in supporting Vietnam disadvantaged youth.

Trainee sponsors help us meet overall program costs by providing vital funds for the
KOTO Trainee Sponsorship Program. Combined with the revenues from KOTO’s social enterprises – KOTO Van Mieu and catering – sponsorship funds enable 150 young
Vietnamese each year to achieve their hospitality dream.



Come and see us in action! Our menu at our brand new training restaurant, KOTO Van Mieu, features a delicious Australian-inspired brunch menu complemented by a range of cocktails, combined with soulful Vietnamese cuisine presenting the very best of “Ngũ vị". With an emphasis on fresh, aromatic ingredients that is beautifully plated, we take pride in presenting to you some of the best dishes Vietnam has to offer.


If you enjoy a meal at one of our award-winning training restaurants or join one of our events, tag us! We love to see your photos. Follow us on Facebook, Linked In, Twitter or Instagram to keep up to date with what we're doing to combat poverty in Vietnam through vocational education. 

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KOTO is looking for social investors and partners for both the Enterprise and Foundation sectors. Opportunities such as educational study tours, CSR programs, fundraising initiatives, community engagement programmes, and food & beverage ventures set-up in Vietnam are always welcomed.


We're been in the industry for 22 years and have the expertise to bring social startups in Vietnam to fruition. If you are interested in partnering with KOTO, talk to us about the exciting collaboration opportunities available.

be a partner


KOTO is regularly recruiting volunteers to support our team. If you are interested in volunteering please click the link for further information on our current volunteering opportunities.

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To make a donation, simply click on the link below or check out our Wish List for item donations. All support is welcome. Donations in Australia are tax-deductible through GiveNow and for U.S and UK tax payers through GlobalGiving. Not in a fortunate enough position to donate? Share our posts, host a fundraiser and be a global ambassador for KOTO. 

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Work at KOTO

By joining our team, you are contributing to bringing a better future to many disadvantaged youth in Vietnam. Discover the job vacancies at KOTO and join our mission.
We want to hear from you! 


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