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REACH Rumble Football Tournament raised VND 100 million for under privileged youth around Vietnam

19:39 | 30/09/2019

REACH's fundraising event - REACH Rumble - the first football tournament at REACH- took place on September 29 at the British University with the participation of 16 teams.

Photos: REACH Vietnam

The REACH Rumble 2019 is REACH’s inaugural football competition that aims to bring together REACH’s students, sponsors, donors, business partners, and the wider Hanoian community on the football pitch.

This was a great opportunity for our donors to meet the students they support, REACH’s business partners to meet their future employees, and students to get out there and show everyone they're not just well trained, highly skilled workers but also really great football players.

The 16 teams included 192 players from British University Vietnam staff; RMIT & Prospective Students; Australia Embassy’s staff; Alfresco's; Friends of British International School Hanoi; REACH All Stars; Ba dinh bats; Hilton Hanoi Opera & Hilton Garden Inn Hanoi; RMIT University Vietnam staff; Revina; British University Vietnam Students; US Embassy in Hanoi; British International School Hanoi Kham Lam FC; InterContinental Hanoi Landmark 72; InterContinental Hanoi Westlake.

The fierce tournament raised more than VND 100 million (USD 4.300) to go toward vocational training, career advice and job placement services for disadvantaged Vietnamese youth at REACH.

REACH is a Vietnamese nonprofit organization specializing in vocational training, career advice, and job placement services for disadvantaged Vietnamese youth. REACH has six locations around Vietnam and trains over 1000 young people annually. These students include young people who have grown up in poverty, who are living with disabilities, and victims of human trafficking among many others.

Over ten years REACH has trained over 16,000 young people between the ages of 16 and 30. Of those, more than 80% have been placed in stable in employment and REACH graduates earn almost 20% more than the national minimum wage./.