Rotary D5170 Vietnam Project
The international outreach coordinator for the Rotary Vietnam Project will be the featured speaker when the Hayward Rotary Club next meets for a luncheon on Monday, April 1. Project co-chair Evan Dang will discuss how the nonprofit organization, an outgrowth of Rotary's District 5170 and covering the Bay Area, combats human trafficking by providing at-risk youth in Vietnam with educational scholarships. 
From the project website: "Children who grow up with a lack of education often fall into situations where they are being coerced and exploited for labor" "We believe that education plays a crucial role in empowering youth by equipping them with the knowledge and skills needed to build an independent, stable, and hopeful future."

Since 2015, the organization has volunteered 1,500 hours with tutoring and service trips, and more raised $225,400 with donations from Rotarians and private donor matching. The organization website is here: