CapitaLand Vietnam carried out this activity for the children to enjoy a fun day outdoors before they began their evening school term.
|CapitaLand's picnic was a precious choice for some of Vietnam's most underprivileged children
Earlier yesterday, CapitaLand Vietnam organised a picnic at Dam Sen Water Park for 70 street children from the Rosary Centre, a local charity centre that supports underprivileged children in Ho Chi Minh City.
These children, who are mostly orphans and from poor families, are considered one of the most underprivileged in Vietnamese society. Leading lives in harsh conditions, these children have to work extra hard to support themselves and, in many cases, their parents and relatives too.
While other children at their age enjoy food and toys, these children must work for their basic needs by selling lottery tickets, balloons, and collecting bottles and cans.
Chen Lian Pang, CEO of CapitaLand Vietnam, said, “Everyone deserves some fun and I am glad that we brought joy and smiles to the faces of these precocious children as they enjoyed simple fun-filled activities, such as outdoor games and swimming at the water park.”
|CapitaLand organised outdoor games for the children
Besides sponsoring the park entry fees for the children and caretakers of the Rosary Centre, CapitaLand Vietnam sponsored breakfast and lunch as well as a goodie bag containing daily necessities, such as notebooks, rice, instant noodle, cakes, and milk for the children to enjoy with their families.
CapitaLand Vietnam has been actively involved in helping the community, and this picnic for the children of the Rosary Centre in Ho Chi Minh City is just one of CapitaLand Vietnam’s CSR activities.
|CapitaLand Vietnam gave meals, milk, and cakes for the children
CapitaLand has built three CapitaLand Hope Schools in Vietnam that provide quality education to about 650 underprivileged students each year in Phu Tho, Long An, and Hung Yen provinces. Other CSR initiatives include blood donation drives, first-aid training, book donation, and festive activities for underprivileged children.
As a group, CapitaLand contributes up to 0.5 per cent of its net operating profit annually to the CapitaLand Hope Foundation, its philanthropic arm, to promote social growth and the development of underprivileged children with respect to their education, healthcare, and shelter needs.