Trainee Sponsorship Program

The key KOTO program is the renowned two-year hospitality and commercial cookery traineeship. It is offered to approximately 150 disadvantaged young people each year. Through this program, disadvantaged young people with limited skills and poor life chances transform their lives to become hospitality professionals with bright futures.


Part of the program is an internationally recognised Australian hospitality certificate from Box Hill Institute, Melbourne.


Trainee sponsors help us meet overall program costs. Corporate and philanthropic donors sponsor multiple trainees; individuals and families sponsor single trainees.


Becoming a sponsor also provides a deep connection with KOTO as you can watch your trainee grow and develop and you become a part of KOTO. Companies achieve corporate social responsibility objectives.


Trainees are carefully selected to ensure that KOTO is the right fit. Our employment outcomes are remarkable over our 20 year journey. The program has virtually no drop outs and the employment rate is close to 100%. Each trainee class includes trainees with a disability and from minority groups from remote areas. These trainees also achieve great success.

Be a Dream Builder

This is a personalized way for you to help build and maintain KOTO's Teaching and infrastructure projects, which support hundreds of trainees' dreams to build a better future for themselves.


Become a Dream Builder and have a message of your choice etched on a medallion which will be hung up on KOTO's dream medallion wall. Once completed, the Dream Builder sculpture will represent the KOTO Logo.



Why be a dream builder?

To support KOTO, of course - the first Social Enterprise recognized in Vietnam - but also to honour an organization or an individual, in a unique and generous way.


Dream Builder medallions make great keepsakes for:


• Graduations

• Birthdays

• Anniversaries

• Advancements

• Special occasions of any kind


Your donation will support KOTO Training Restaurants which provide at-risk and disadvantaged youth professional skills in hospitality and culinary arts.


Dining at

Our Restaurant

Enjoy a meal at one of our award-winning training restaurants or make use of our catering services, helping to offer a brighter future to the disadvantaged and street youth of Vietnam.


Be a Dream Partner

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. KOTO has 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.


Become A Volunteer

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.



To make a donation, simply click on the link below and check out our Wish List for item donations, otherwise, any monetary support is welcome. All donations in Australia are tax-deductible and can be dropped at our training centers. If you would like to make a donation, please use Paypal or Give Now option on the website.


Work with KOTO

By joining our team, you are contributing to bringing a better future to many disadvantaged youth in Vietnam. Discover the job vancancies at KOTO and be a part of our family. WE NEED YOU!