Last weekend 16 teachers from British Vietnamese International School, Hanoi took part in KOTO Dream Ride 2018, a 55km cycle-ride through Hanoi and its surrounding countryside to Co Loa Citadel and come back. It was a particularly difficult year with lots of rain and a challenging route, but our teachers were determined to enjoy the ride nonetheless. One staff member said “One morning of cycling in the rain is really nothing compared to what some people have to go through every day of their lives,” and this positive attitude summed up the mood of the day nicely. VND 28,480,000 was raised, which will all go towards training at-risk and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam.
Declan Barney - Year 6 Teacher
About KOTO Dream Ride 2018:
KOTO Dream Ride 2018 is annual fundraising event from KOTO Foundation run on the 10th of November 2018.
Since the very first KOTO Dream Ride took place in 2001, this activity has become a traditional event that gathers hundreds of expats and the local community to participate. The Dream Ride 2018 aim to raise USD30,000 to support the operation of KOTO Foundation.
The 55km bike riding route will start at UNIS and pass through many stunning landscapes of Northern Vietnam such as villages, pagodas & green paddy fields providing an adventurous and different taste of fun. The finish line for this route option is at Co Loa Citadel or cycling return to the starting point.
Source: KOTO Foundation's website