Pure Storage employees built capacity for Kidspire’s staff as leaders in Vietnam through a virtual mentorship.
Background: 168,000 children in Vietnam are orphans or have been abandoned. Many spend most of their childhood years in government facilities. Few of these children graduate with basic computing skills, greatly limiting their employment options, and even fewer go on to attend university.
Kidspire Vietnam is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to support children living in orphanages to take control of their own futures. Kidspire Vietnam’s innovative program features a student-centered learning environment and a curriculum focused on social-emotional learning, creativity, critical thinking, and innovative problem-solving. Their program has drastically increased children’s engagement in learning and career readiness.
Project: In 2020, Pure Storage volunteers were paired with Kidspire staff members to mentor them in their own individual growth areas such as servant leadership, marketing, partnership development, Python coding, Google Educator Certification, and distance learning technologies.