KOTO - Know One, Teach One
Nov 22, 2021 7:00 PM
Jimmy Pham AM (Evening Meeting)
KOTO - Know One, Teach One

Meeting will open for entry at 6:30 PM MDT and begin at 7:00 PM MDT.

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Jimmy Pham AM

Born in Saigon and raised in Sydney, Jimmy Pham returned to Vietnam in the late 1990s to work as a tour leader.

While in Hanoi, he struck up a friendship with a group of young people living and working on the streets to support their families. He used his salary to help the kids, but knew this was only a temporary fix for a long-term problem. The street kids needed skills, jobs and an income for a better life. With that, Jimmy’s social enterprise, KOTO - Know One, Teach One - was born.

Jimmy left his job in the tourism industry and opened a sandwich shop to provide jobs for young people. He soon realized that the children needed more than just a job, they needed vocational training to secure a better future for them and their families. KOTO’s student numbers increased and it expanded its operations to include a fine-dining restaurant, cooking courses and catering service.

Jimmy has received numerous awards including the 2021 Waislitz Global Citizens’ Choice Award, 2013 UNICEF Zero Award for Social Innovation and 2011 Young Global Leader Award from the World Economic Forum as well as being appointed a member of the Order of Australia.