Coins for Change Vietnam (C4C) is a non-profit social enterprise that aids disenfranchised women and children throughout Vietnam. With a focus on serving marginalized women such as low-income women, ethnic minorities, women in rural areas, domestic violence survivors, single mothers, and disabled women, we help remove the obstacles that prevent these disadvantaged groups from achieving success and gender equality within their communities and within Vietnam. Our goal is to empower women with skills and resources to overcome social and economic challenges and to pursue opportunities.
Our organization was originally established in December 2015, and we now offer several programs related to education, equality, and business support within Vietnam. Our two overarching programs include the Teach for Change Program and the Empowerment Plan.
The first, Teach for Change connects international English teaching volunteers with our partner schools and English centers. In alignment with the women-empowering mission of Coins for Change-TFC’s founder organization-we focus on supporting female-led schools and English centers across Vietnam. Through this program, we are able to provide English language services to women and children across Vietnam, particularly those in the countryside, who would otherwise not have access to them. Teach for Change offers them free or low-cost access to English classes and other educational enhancement and literacy programs.
Our second program, the Empowerment Plan, works towards the goal of supporting marginalized women from the following disadvantaged demographics in Vietnam: single mothers, ethnic minority women, low-income women, domestic violence victims, disabled women, and others. We have created an expansive online network with support groups, as well as offer free vocational training, job placement support, business opportunities, and low-cost or free English classes for their children.