Provide Scholarships for At-Risk Girls in Vietnam

by The Asia Foundation


This project provides 4-year educational scholarships for 50 teen-age girls living in Vietnam's poor, rural provinces. Education reduces their risk of being trafficked and exploited.

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Many Vietnamese families still make less than $240 a year and depend on their children to contribute to household income. Often, sons continue their education while daughters are pulled out of school to work when they reach their teen years. Unfortunately, many migrate for employment, only to become vulnerable to exploitation. This program will provide 4-year scholarships to 50 middle and high school girls living in rural Vietnam to keep them in school.


The scholarships provide uniforms, stationery supplies, bicycles for transportation, and measures to ensure that these girls will be able to attend school on a full-time basis.

Long-Term Impact

Staying in school not only reduces the risk of these girls being forced into exploitative labor to help support their families, but also provides a way out of poverty and more opportunity. Education is key to reducing poverty and a brighter future.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).


The Asia Foundation in Vietnam
Combatting Trafficking in Vietnam

Organization Information

The Asia Foundation

Location: San Fransisco, CA - USA
Website: http:/​/​
The Asia Foundation
Sonia Quesada
Project Leader:
Sonia Quesada
Associate Development Officer
San Francisco, CA United States

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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