FYI... Something Interesting
It started with an email with the title "FYI... Something Interesting."
We read an article about a school lunch program and asked...
In the Summer of 2018, Ryan read an article about a school lunch program that only costs $1 per student per day. However, that price, as low as it may seem, was still high for many families living in Vietnam. As a person who always enjoyed a good meal, Ryan knew that this was neither fair nor right. He brainstormed with his sister Madeleine to build something that was sustainable. The answer was a nonprofit organization.
DURI.ĂN, or Durable Eats (ăn means to eat in Vietnamese), has an ambitious goal to provide sustainable nutrients and clean water for impoverished students and families in rural villages in Vietnam.
DURI.ĂN is a 100% volunteer organization. We are also primarily run by youths. Our goal is to empower young people to make a difference by undertaking small projects with big impacts. This is achieved through our Ambassadorship program, which allows young people to exercise their entrepreneurial spirit and gain experience while fulfilling their civic duty to society and to the world. We aim to connect young people from across the U.S. as well as in Vietnam, and perhaps across other countries in the future.