Meet Huy

January 2021

Huy, he is a student of Class 37 at KOTOs hospitality training program in Vietnam.

I am very happy to share that the donations you are making through my fundraising campaign will be used for KOTOs Trainee Sponsorship program, which contributes to the training cost of Huy.

The 24 month training program includes:

- Vocational hospitality and catering training

- Life skills

- English including General English and Hospitality English

- Computer classes

- Practical training at the KOTO restaurant in Hanoi.

Thankyou so much for your donations .

£1,000 raised already, this contributes to part of the costs for this training program, my goal is £5,000 which will provide nearly the full cost of the 24 month course.

We will receive updates from KOTO about Huy during his training .


My name is Huy and I am 18 years old. I come from Nam Dinh, a province that is in the Red River Delta region of Northern Vietnam. My dad passed away in 2010 due to brain injuries. He was also an addict. Shortly after his passing, my mother went away and I have not had contact with her since then. I have a younger brother who is 13 years old who is fighting cancer. Currently, I am living with my paternal grandmother.

I have a passion for sports such as soccer, badminton and swimming. I also have the habit of meditating, everyday I spend 1-2 hours meditating to relax and think about many things. I also love reading books about human psychology or Buddhist idealism.

Although I had quite high scores on my university entrance exams, I still think Vocational Training is the way to go. My dream is to become a talented chef. During the time I lived independently, I often had to cook for myself, so I always learned and created many special dishes. When I cook, I feel very happy and comfortable. I hope that in the future, people will also be happy when they try dishes made by me.

There is a quote that I love and always aim for: "With enough sunshine, flowers will bloom".

Nguyen Tien Huy, Trainee Profile