BASF Vietnam and Think Playgrounds have joined forces to inaugurate the seventh public playground in Binh Tan district, marking the commencement of the summer holiday and World Environment Day.
|Erick Contreras, managing director of BASF Vietnam, handing over the new public playground to the Binh Tan district’s Youth Union representatives on June 3 |
This collaborative effort aims to provide a safe and enjoyable space for children to engage in creative play, while also promoting environmental sustainability.
Situated within the Sports and Culture Centre of Tan Tao Ward, the playground is strategically positioned to benefit the local community, particularly the children of immigrant workers. By offering access to recreational facilities outside of school hours, the playground serves as a valuable resource for the area's youth.
What makes this playground truly special is its commitment to eco-friendly practices. Constructed using environmentally friendly materials such as responsibly sourced eucalyptus wood, recycled tyres, and panels made from plastic waste, the facility promotes a strong connection between children and nature.
Moreover, it instils in them the importance of waste reduction and recycling. The installation and decoration of all playground features were carried out by volunteers from BASF and the local youth union.
|The playground provides a safe and vibrant space for creative play and promotes the use of sustainable materials |
Erick Contreras, managing director of BASF Vietnam, emphasised the crucial role of play-based learning in children's development.
He stated, "We believe in providing children with an outdoor space where they can interact, play, and develop multiple skills. Additionally, we aim to promote sustainable practices among the younger generation. By offering this summer gift to the local kids and celebrating World Environment Day, we are making a meaningful contribution to our community and our planet."
|By offering this summer gift to the local kids and celebrating World Environment Day, we are making a meaningful contribution to our community and our planet. |
Nguyen Tieu Quoc Dat, co-founder and PR director of Think Playgrounds said, "Our mission is to improve the quality of public spaces in the city. With this new playground, a small park in Binh Tan district has been transformed, not only for children from the area but also those whose parents are working in the vicinity. We appreciate BASF Vietnam's dedication to this cause."
BASF Vietnam first partnered with Think Playgrounds in 2019 to address the shortage of outdoor play spaces, benefiting nearly 32,000 children to date. The company also engages in school renovation projects together with Saigon Children's Charity.
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