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Pacific Links Foundation’s mission is to support the sustainable development of Vietnamese communities and the enrichment of their cultural heritage.
Our flagship project is ADAPT, which seeks to prevent the human trafficking of hundreds of girls and young women at the border provinces of Vietnam by enhancing their educational attainment and improving their vocational choices.
Founded in 2001, Pacific Links Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, non-governmental organization that promotes sustainable development in Vietnam. Since 2001, PALS’ projects have directly benefited 15,000+ people in Vietnam and continue to have a lasting impact on the country.
Launched in 2005, ADAPT counter-trafficking activities cover An Giang, Dong Thap, Kien Giang in the Southern border and Lao Cai, Quang Ninh provinces at the border of Vietnam-China. ADAPT enables hundreds of young women living in impoverished remote border regions to pursue an education, gain a trade and obtain jobs with livable wages. We work in challenging conditions of Vietnam’s remote border regions. In these impoverished, remote, and porous regions that are plagued with high unemployment and limited economic opportunities, young girls and women face the highest risk of being trafficked for sexual and labor exploitation.