Pacific Links Foundation

Rating: 4.83 stars   24 reviews


Sobrato Center for Nonprofits 534 Valley Way Milpitas CA 95035 USA


Support the sustainable development of Vietnamese communities and the enrichment of their cultural heritage through: (1) Empower women as social change agents in their community and (2) Promote transfer of knowledge for development

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Young women and girls in Vietnam

2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

I have vistied Adapt in Vietnam on three occassions in the capacity of a volunteer evaluator of the scholarship program for the most needy and at risk girls in the Mekong Delta. The program staff are dedicated to keeping the girls in school and making education process. Despite their challenging home environments, often at great distances from school, the girls are making excellent academic progress fully equal to the performance of their non-scholarship peers. More importantly, the dropout rate for ADAPT students is well below their peers and the average of dropouts across ethnic groups in the U.S. One gets the sense that the staff refuses to allow a girl to fail or quit. Where the program truly excels is aiding retunees who have been rescued or who have escaped human trafficers in Cambodia and China. The charity provides housing, healthcare access and employment training. In addition, the returnees receive counselling in a nurturing non-judgmental environment. Many have successfully reentered Vietnamese society.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Having worked with this organization for over 6 years, I found it to be a preeminent model of prevention and intervention in human trafficking. Using a model of capacity building at the community level, they have developed an expert and experienced team of persons in the country who are dedicated to the prevention of the trafficking and the reintegration of trafficked women and girls back into the community. This has been accomplished by placing the majority of the financial resources into areas that directly impact the communities being served. Examples are scholarships for young girls to support their continued schooling, shelters for trafficked girls, education programs for women who have been trafficked.

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