I am so impressed with the work that is being done by the wonderful staff. They are dedicated, smart, and capable. You see the joy the joy on their faces while doing such great work.
with very limited resources, pals is doing fantastic work for the at risk little girls in the very difficult & depressing setting of children trafficking. will continue to support and solicit support for your organization in whichever way i can. keep up the great work, thank you and good luck.
I worked with Pacific Links Foundation as a volunteer, consultant, and partner from 2008 - 2012. The organization makes a clear impact on the quality of life and opportunities for the people they serve: young girls and women in remote border regions of Vietnam. The organization can still improve their ability to communicate their impact to the public. The staff are dedicated, passionate, and genuine, though often stretched too thin.
How to stop human trafficking and What can we do ? I really didn't find out the answer before, but I now has the effective answer when I work at PALS. Keeping poor girls going to school until graduation, so that they can have many choices for their future, helping girls who dropped out of school long ago by vocational training and introducing job and raising awareness of human trafficking for girls and the community are good ways to prevent human trafficking. "If I didn't receive ADAPT scholarship, I dropped out. Thank to PALS for helping me keep going to school until graduation high school". That is what the scholarship recipient had commented, it really changed her life. PALS has make a great effort to help poor girls could have a better future by education. PALS can help more poor young girls to get a better life with supporting money and effort from me and you.
I started at this organization as a volunteer, then staff member, and now proud Board Member. My commitment to this organization wouldn't have spanned over 5 years and counting if I didn't truly believe in the impact PALS is having in communities in Viet Nam, particularly in the lives of young women and girls. I've been able to witness firsthand how PALS approaches their work through an empowerment framework working directly with girls, families, and communities to give them agency to improve their own lives. This is evident in their ADAPT, anti-human trafficking project at Viet Nam's borders with Cambodia and China. ADAPT employs a comprehensive model of prevention, reintegration, and capacity building services that supports girls to persevere and realize their full potential. PALS is the reason I believe international development can happen at the very grassroots level, which too few NGOs can claim.
PALS is doing very well in their activities to prevent girls from being trafficked, protect victims and help built women’s capacity to fight against human trafficking. In fact, PALS has contributed significantly to anti-human trafficking through their scholarship program – support poor girls in the border provinces to go to school, reintegration assistance program – provide a safe place and help create stable sources of income for returnees, or other activities such as providing vocational training and job placement for girls who dropped our of school, organizing training courses for women to help increase their awareness of human trafficking and strengthen their capacity, or supporting for workshops on social work training, etc.
With nearly eight years of operation, PALS has become a significant organization preventing and fighting against human traficking in Vietnam. The 2 shelters for the victims of human traficking, one in the North and the other in the South, together with the scholarships for girls in border provinces who are in poverty and at high risk of dropping out of school are what PALS has been doing in the battle of anti- human traficking.
Human trafficking should no longer exist in the twenty first century. Yet, it is prevelant in more places and in almost every society. Please spread awareness and do at much as you can to support Pacific Links Foundation and other like organizations.
I'm recently a donor to PALS in the last 6 months and found they are professional and dedicated people, staff and volunteers inclusive. They are committed to the prevention of women trafficking and providing safe houses and re-habitation and reeducation to women returned from their keepers. I will total recommending PALS for any organization or individual who looking for a great cause to support. Keep up the great works PALS.
I know the work of Pacific Links first hand as I had the chance to see the projects in Vietnam. Two summers ago, I met hundreds of young girls in the Mekong delta who are able to attend school because of the scholarships they have received from the ADAPT program developed and supported by Pacific Links Foundation. I also witnessed the success of Pacific Links with trafficking victims. Over 24 young women enrolled in the Saigon's Chefs without Borders where training opportunities enable them to obtain decent, well-paid jobs in the food industry. These are but a few projects developed by Diep Vuong and her team throughout southern Vietnam with women and girls over the past 10 years. These young women would have so little chance in life without Pacific Links. I have been involved in the non-profit world for over forty years many of those years with the YWCA working with women and girls. The programs of Pacific Links are among the most meaningful if not the most overall. Lucille Panet-Raymond, Montreal, Canada