Orphanage to Independence
GO’s grant to the Lotus Villa Orphanage Fund supported their orphanage transition program that assists children leaving Luang Prabang Orphanage as they transition to either continue their studies at the university or find employment. Funds were used to provide for the needs of 43 orphans (housing, food, transportation, and medical care) as they sought permanent employment in Luang Prabang. Without this assistance, the youth would be forced to return to their villages where they would have limited, if any, prospects for employment and no medical or nutritional support. As a result of the program, 100% of the youth were able to find work or continue their studies.