is a charity training restaurant for street children set up in 1996 in Hanoi
by Vietnamese-Australian Jimmy Pham
Of the more than 100 or so former street kids who have learned cooking, waiting and bar skills, 100% of KOTO graduates have since become employed in hotels and restaurants in Hanoi.
stands for Know One Teach One
provide uniforms, accomodation,
most meals and a small wage during the traineeship.
Even Bill Clinton
number something in the order of 20,000 or more in Vietnam
and most head to the city from poor villages in the countryside, seeking their own slice of the wealth that transition to a market economy is said to generate. Most
make little money shining shoes and selling postcards and many become involved in drugs, crime, prostitution or are harassed and arrested by the Police.
restaurant is another exemplary training enterprise (French affiliation) run along similar lines to KOTO excepting that they also have bakery outlets and embroidery training.
These organizations are hopeful examples of education combatting the cycle of poverty.
: but no contribution
to the Vietnamese economy will be forthcoming
from U.S. chemical companies who supplied agent orange
during the war)
posted by peacay
on Mar 11, 2005 -
Child's Play Returns:
Last year, Penny Arcade's Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins got sick of gamers being portrayed as violence-drenched dweebs and asked their readers to pitch in for a toy drive for Seattle's childrens' hospital. They ended up raising over a quarter of a million dollars in toys and cash in the space of just a few weeks. This year, they've added four more childrens' hospitals to their list for their readers to support during the holiday season.
Mike and Jerry originally did this as a way to rebut the perception of gamers, but it also shows the power of personal credibility with regards to Web sites -- the people who contributed didn't just do it to redeem the image of gamers, they did it because Mike and Jerry asked them to. This political season we've seen how bloggers can add to the coffers of candidates by endorsing them to their readers, but I think this is an even stronger case of online personal credibility translating into action (a similar case, on a slightly smaller scale: Pamie Ribon of Pamie.com and her readers contributing nearly 500 new books to San Diego County Libraries
). Would that more of the "big" bloggers and popular sites did more of this sort of thing.
posted by jscalzi
on Oct 18, 2004 -
UK bans controversial charity ads
In recent weeks, UK newspaper readers have been opening their newspapers to find full-page, colour pictures of a cockroach crawling out of the mouth of a baby. Now the adverts, for children's charity Barnardo's, have been banned. Barnado's maintain
that the pre-Christmas ads were justified as "a way of cutting through the apathy."
posted by TheophileEscargot
on Dec 10, 2003 -
In Uganda, 1.7 million children have been orphaned by Aids - a tenth of the world's total. Here is one woman's story
. If you do not have the time to read through the article, please consider a visit to www.sendacow.org.uk
, the charity mentioned in the article.
posted by davehat
on Dec 1, 2003 -
One thing you can do today is drop by The Kids AIDS Site
and click the button to donate health care to children around the world.
Then come back and do it again tomorrow. And every day until we don't need a Kids AIDS Site anymore.
posted by jjg
on Dec 1, 2000 -