Be a Dream Maker -Trainee Sponsorship Program


Trainee sponsors provide vital funds for the KOTO Trainee Sponsorship Program. Combined with the revenues from KOTO’s social enterprises – Van Mieu restaurant and catering – sponsorship funds enable 150 young persons each year to achieve their hospitality dream.


Great organizations sponsor a traineeship class or multiple trainees.

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These include The Intrepid Foundation, Navitas, Roll’d, Experian, Lorinet Foundation, EM power and Australian AID . Many individuals and families sponsor individual trainees and gain great satisfaction from watching their progress to becoming hospitality professionals. Sponsorships are tax deductible for Australian, UK and US tax payers.


KOTO has four sponsorship categories, designed to meet different budgets. Pay in monthly instalments or in full on the Give Now platform.


Become a sponsor. It’s the perfect way to directly help a trainee and deeply engage with the KOTO family.

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Dream Maker Sponsor

$300 per month


The Dream Maker sponsorship covers the full cost of the traineeship’s holistic Education Program and Health/Wellbeing costs including accommodation, meals, living allowance, healthcare, travel and activities. Your investment will fully transform the life of a disadvantaged young person.

Education or Health/Wellbeing Sponsor

$150 per month


This sponsorship covers the cost of either the holistic Education Program, or the Health/Wellbeing components.

International Training Sponsor

$100 per month


The International Training sponsorship covers the cost for a trainee to complete the Internationally recognised Australian Hospitality or Commercial Cookery Certificate from Box Hill Institute, Melbourne.

Health & Wellbeing Sponsor

$50 per month


The Health & Wellbeing sponsorship covers the cost of a trainee’s food and health care.

Sponsors receive a KOTO information pack, a profile of their trainee, regular progress reports and our heartfelt thanks. We also keep you up-to-date through the KOTO monthly newsletter.


Dream Maker sponsors receive an invitation to their trainee’s final assessment dinner and graduation.


The Training Program


The KOTO Training Program includes:


  • The Internationally recognised Australian Hospitality or Commercial Cookery Certificate from Box Hill Institute, Melbourne

  • Life skills

  • English language

  • Computer skills

  • Internship at a 5 star property.

Please provide your details and complete your payment below.

Please provide your details on the Sponsor Sign-Up Form. Please complete your payment (one-off or monthly payment options) via direct bank transfer or via one of KOTO’s giving platform pages. The bank account details for direct transfer to KOTO International (Australia) and KOTO Vietnam are included on the Sponsor Sign-Up Form. For tax deductibility, Australian tax payers are advised to pay via bank transfer to the KOTO International account or via the Give Now platform. For tax deductibility, UK and US tax payers are advised to pay via the Global Giving platform. Other sponsors are advised to pay via bank transfer to the KOTO Vietnam account or via the Global Giving platform.