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KOTO International

KOTO Training Program

KOTO is making dreams come true!

For 25 years, KOTO with the support of partners and sponsors, has provided over 1,200 disadvantaged young Vietnamese the opportunity to achieve their hospitality dreams and a path toward economic independence and self-sufficiency. 

Founded by Vietnamese Australian, Jimmy Pham, OAM, KOTO runs a two-year residential hospitality traineeship program which includes a hospitality certificate from Box Hill Institute in Australia, life skills, English language, health and wellbeing programs, practical training opportunities and job placement in 5 star hotels. 

The outcomes are spectacular! 

Over 1,200 graduates with 95% securing good jobs or having established successful businesses, and several living and working across the globe.     

Learn more about KOTO and its work on our website.

Join us as KOTO sponsor

We invite you to become a KOTO trainee sponsor and make more dreams come true. Corporates, individuals, families, work or social groups can sponsor an individual trainee or become a class sponsor.      

What are the benefits of sponsoring a KOTO trainee or class?

  • Giving at-risk youth the chance of a self-sufficient future
  • Receive your trainee or class profile      
  • Regular communication from your trainee or class    
  • Opportunity to send communications to your trainee or class, via KOTO
  • An open invitation to visit KOTO and meet the trainees and KOTO team ( Our annual Graduation ceremony which occurs each June is a great experience and well worth a visit to Vietnam)
  • Opportunity to communicate with other sponsors (with consent)     

Our sponsorship programs     

We offer 3 sponsorship programs ranging from 6 to 24 months:

Dream Maker: Individual Trainee Sponsor $500 AUD/month for 24 months or $12,000 AUD (one-off payment)      

You will sponsor a trainee through their two-year residential hospitality traineeship program and support them in their journey to successful graduation.

Dream Maker: Class Sponsor $150 AUD/month for 24 months or $3,600 AUD (one-off payment)

As a class sponsor, you will be part of a group of dedicated sponsors supporting a class of KOTO trainees in their achievements throughout their two-year residential hospitality traineeship program. Each class has approximately 30-45 trainees.     

Dream Maker: ‘Her Turn’ Class  Sponsor $150 AUD/month for 6 months or $900 AUD (one-off payment)

The Her Turn program is a 6-month hospitality vocational program for resilient young women from rural Vietnam.It is uniquely designed to provide opportunities to develop their talents and shine in the hospitality industry. More information on this program is available here.  

Ready to become a KOTO Sponsor?

Simply select Monthly or One-off payment on the donation panel.

Enter the relevant monthly sponsorship amount ($500 for Individual Trainee Sponsor, $150 for Class Sponsor, $150 for Her Turn Class Sponsor) or One-off payment amount ($12,000 for Individual Trainee Sponsor, $3,600 for Class Sponsor, $900 for Her Turn Class Sponsor).

Click 'Donate Now' and follow the instructions to enter your contact and payment details.               

Register with KOTO 

Finally, register your contact details with KOTO via our Sponsor Registration Form so we can send you a welcome letter, your trainee or class profile and share their KOTO journey with you.     

Make a donation

We understand that not everybody can afford to sponsor a trainee or class, but your contribution of any size can help KOTO fulfill the dreams of our trainees. KOTO welcomes all donations of $10 AUD and above.     

Select One-off or Monthly on the donation panel

Select or enter your nominated amount and click donation of your choosing amount.      

Click 'Donate Now' and follow the instructions to enter your contact and payment details.
There are many other ways you can support the work KOTO does. To find out more head to the KOTO website or email for more information. 

KOTO International Limited

Trainee sponsorships and donations are made via KOTO International Limited a registered Australian not-for-profit company with DGR (deductible gift recipient) status that raises funds in Australia to support KOTO in Vietnam.
KOTO International’s goal is to promote the achievements of the KOTO traineeship program and extend its supporter and donor base. KOTO International assists to build the long-term sustainability of KOTO in Vietnam.

Further information about KOTO

SBS Dateline Program with Adam Liaw

Video: KOTO trainee stories


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