Bamboo’s recipe for social empowerment
TUI Care Foundation and Plan International are working together to provide 350 disadvantaged young people and their families in Hué City with a way out of the poverty trap. They aim to set young people on the path to rewarding careers through vocational training and experience, while their families receive support to help them manage their money and keep their younger children in school.
The four-month course includes two and a half months of vocational training at a local training centre, and a six week paid internship in a training restaurant in Hué called TRE – the Vietnamese word for bamboo. The professional experience the students gain helps the young women and men secure permanent, good quality jobs.