I’m incredibly excited to announce the next Impact48 event! This time we have the honour of working with Orphan Impact in Vietnam.
What is Impact48?
- A small team of talented volunteers and an outstanding charity get together.
- The charity presents their work in detail and talks about some of their challenges or goals.
- We discuss and agree something concrete that we can do to help using our professional skills
- After 48 hours of energy the charity is better empowered than when be started!
Who are Orphan Impact?
Orphan Impact prepares Vietnamese orphan children for the tech dependant job market they face when they leave the orphanage at 19 years old. Since March 2009 Orphan Impact have provided high quality computer and internet training programs to more than 1,000 orphans from among 16 orphanages in Vietnam.
They say: “We do not believe that by simply bringing computers and internet into Vietnamese orphanages we will magically help each child to be successful. But we do believe that with the right balance of fun and challenge, mentoring, encouragement and discipline – as well as a carefully planned curriculum and properly trained teachers, we can begin to help the children develop many of the crucial skills they are currently missing to be prepared for today’s fast moving and tech-focused society. With each new orphanage partner, we try to ensure the orphanage leadership is interested in working with us to help work towards these goals.”
Find out all about this inspiring charity at orphanimpact.org
Our Impact48 with Orphan Impact
The event will take place in Ho Chi Minh City (venue TBC) between March 20th and 22nd, 2015. We will kick off on the evening of Friday (March 20th) when we’ll learn all about Orphan Impact and identify ways we can help them do even more! Saturday and Sunday will then be all about doing something that is complete and real; something the charity can take advantage of immediately. We’ll then have a celebratory presentation (and drink) on Sunday evening and reflect on our impact.
We will not be working directly with orphans, rather our goal is to find ways to help Orphan Impact reach their goals.
We are looking for anyone with business, marketing, design, technical or writing skills to join us. Come along and have a challenging, rewarding and really fun weekend helping Orphan Impact have even more impact!
Unable to attend? You can still get involved: