Matteo Bertero’s English Centre is the first non-profit English school to be opened in the Hai Duong area of Northern Vietnam. The school, for ages 14 to 19, is located in Kinh Mon village, and obtained 120 student registrations at its opening on December 23, 2017. Elena Bernini’s opening speech thanked Founder and Director Van Luong Mura, and the school’s first volunteers, including William Coleman and Mr. Nghia. “Dare and Care” is the motto of the Centre, which encourages students to dare to take risks and do the right thing, and care for the community around them.

Food Security
Oxford Omnia is currently planning food security projects in the Philippines, Zambia, and the United States. High-protein alternatives such as cricket flour require as little as half the animal feed as compared to other low-cost meats (such as broiler chicken) and provide over twice the protein (compared to beef). Artisanal fishing is small in scale and generally uses more sustainable practices than does large commercial fishing. Yet, in places like Asia, Africa, and Latin America, artisanal fishing is being driven out by aggressive and often illegal commercial practices. We support artisanal fishing rights in places like the Philippines, and are currently seeking partner organizations there and in other countries to protect artisanal fishing communities, methods, and historical fishing territories.

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