by Corinne Yank, Communications Manager
GoPhil partner Children’s Education Foundation (CEF) in Vietnam recently held a virtual gathering for their community of friends, donors, and supporters. It was a great opportunity for GoPhil to catch up on all things CEF, hear from both team members and several students, and learn more about recent challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis and what the future holds.
CEF currently supports 200 disadvantaged students’ access to quality education and meaningful opportunities. Thanks to generous support from their donor base, including the GoPhil Rapid Response Fund, they were able to distribute COVID-19 relief support to 22 families in April, 37 families in May, and 42 families in June. They expect needs to go down in the coming months, as businesses and factories are beginning to reopen and more people are able to once again earn a living. For those families relying on tourism for income though, the struggle will likely continue for the foreseeable future.