The Collective Philanthropy Project (CPP):
is a yearly fundraising campaign by UNAVSA; this is where many Vietnamese Student Associations across the nation fundraise to give to an annually selected beneficiary. For this year, UNAVSA has selected Pacific Links Foundation for the 2017-2018 beneficiary! This year’s beneficiary is Pacific Links Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit which aims to prevent the human trafficking of vulnerable Vietnamese, and supports survivors to reclaim their lives. Their programs empower at-risk Vietnamese and survivors by providing them with education, life skills training, and job opportunities so that they can create a better future for themselves, their families, and their country.
CPP Project: ADAPT
Pacific Links Foundation (PALS) launched An Giang/Dong Thap Alliance for the Prevention of Trafficking (ADAPT) in 2005 to lead counter-trafficking efforts at the frontiers of Vietnam by providing access to education, shelter and reintegration services, and enabling new economic opportunities. ADAPT operates in regions that are most vulnerable to human trafficking, starting in the Mekong Delta in the South at the Vietnam -Cambodia border and expanded to the North at the Vietnam-China border. Extreme poverty, high unemployment, and porous borders are some of the factors that contribute to the vulnerability of girls and women being trafficked for labor and sexual exploitation.