AVPN Global Conference 2023 | 20 - 22 June 2023


IT Vocational Training Against Poverty

In its training center in Da Nang, Passerelles Numériques Vietnam provides 50 vulnerable young people, 50% of whom are girls, every year with free vocational training in IT for them to escape poverty.


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Social causes


SDGs covered

Endorsed by

EMpower – The Emerging Markets Foundation

Market of Implementation

  • Vietnam


Around 1 in 5 Vietnamese live below the economic security line (World Bank, 2023) of $5.50 a day. 26% of Vietnam's population has no access to the Internet (World Bank, 2021). The digital divide is reinforced by geographical and socio-economic disparities.

55.5% of Vietnam's population is under the age of 35, but many young people face socio-economic barriers to education. Children from the richest families have a 92% secondary school completion rate, compared with just 31% for the poorest. The gap is marked between urban (75%) and rural (47%) areas. Moreover, there is still a very wide gender gap in terms of access to education, particularly higher education, and in the area of new technologies.

In Vietnam, in 2020, only 6.87% of employees in the technology industry were women. It is clear that there is a pressing need to tackle these issues in Vietnam, and Passerelles Numériques (PN) has the solution for this.


In the age of the fourth industrial revolution, IT education could be one of the driving forces in the fight against poverty.

The government has made the new information and communications technologies sector an economic priority, with the aim of the digital economy accounting for 20% of GDP by 2025. There is a need for a skilled workforce, and job opportunities that would enable PN graduates to escape poverty in a sustainable way. In fact, 95% of PN students in Vietnam (PNV) found stable employment within less than two months of graduation. The average monthly income of our students' families from class of 2022 was just under $53 (the national per capita average is 175$). After graduation, their individual average income is of $446 per month.

The gender gap further motivates us to pursue our mission of improving educational diversity and digital inclusion in Vietnam. That's why we ensure that each of our graduating classes includes at least 50% of female students.

For more information on our solution, do refer to our Slide Deck.

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