Fiona Briers is an Australian with an educational background and a heart for the poor. She has experience in teaching English in cross-cultural settings and also completed studies in human management. Fiona served for several years as a voluntary worker in Malaysia before moving to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in July 2009. Since then she has been kept busy learning Vietnamese, building relationships with the local church leaders, and developing Bright Solutions as a vocational training company. Bright Solutions was formally registered with the Vietnamese government in August 2010. The majority of workers in Vietnam are unskilled manual labourers living day to day on unstable, meagre incomes. Bright Solutions provides the opportunity for disadvantaged women to become part of a formal, skilled workforce. Through increasing their work skills, job prospects and self-confidence, Bright Solutions empowers vulnerable women to move towards financial independence. The goal of Bright Solutions is to restore dignity, challenge debt, and implement long term solutions to issues associated with poverty and unemployment.
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