ABOUT The Project


Mekong Livelihoods is a project currently in its preliminary phase, and was established by Vy Thai and Hang Tran in May 2017. The project was developed both within and outside of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI U), a forum of the Clinton Foundation to mobilize college students around the world to create innovative solutions to global challenges. These solutions must not only be creative but also specific, measurable, and ethical, along with maintaining the ability to influence the community. With the overall goal of being completed within two years, CGI U's solutions are the first step to creating positive and sustainable change for the communities of the host countries.

The Mekong Livelihoods Project is an example of such solutions, aimed at supporting and empowering disadvantaged young girls and women in the Greater Mekong Delta region in Viet Nam. With the foundation as an educational and human rights advocacy program, the project will simultaneously provide a personal development and career development program to help girls and young women in low-income communities to develop confidence, capacity and knowledge needed to improve the quality of life, as well as ongoing advocacy efforts at the regional, national, and international levels to reaffirm the importance of protecting human rights.



We are in the process of finalizing educational curricula and support programs on personal development, career and economic readiness, and social awareness targeted at high school girls (ages 16-18) and young women (under 30).



Together with supporting young women and girls with specific problems in their lives, we also aim to contribute to changing the shared efforts of the whole community in educating, orienting, and supporting the children and all around them in new and positive ways.

our approach


By 2019, we aim to achieve our goals in helping girls, young women and their families, and changing the underlying social landscape of Hau Giang province.



1. Development of self-awareness and confidence to help solve tough choices and problems in life


2. Positive

Impacts in family and local communities



3. Changes and decisions that fit with the standard of living, conditions, needs, and abilities of each person


4. More open awareness about the socio-economic, education, and human rights landscapes in the region