CapitaLand, through its philanthropic arm CapitaLand Hope Foundation and its wholly-owned lodging business unit The Ascott Limited on October 1 delivered gifts and bursary to more than 1,400 students during CapitaLand Volunteer Day organised at four CapitaLand Hope Primary Schools and Kindergartens in Vietnam.
|More than 1,400 students at four CapitaLand Hope Schools received gifts and bursary during the Mid-Autumn Festival |
This is the fifth year CapitaLand has held the CapitaLand Volunteer Day at schools where the company has supported the construction and renovation in Vietnam.
More than 40 staff volunteers took part in the activities involving handing out schoolbags to students at CapitaLand Le Xa Hope Kindergarten (Hung Yen province), CapitaLand Tan Tay Hope Kindergarten (Long An province), CapitaLand Quang Yen Primary Hope School (Phu Tho province), and CapitaLand Thanh Phuoc Primary Hope School (Long An province) from September 28 to October 1.
Students also received mooncakes and lanterns funded by CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF) to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival.
In addition, 173 fifth-graders were granted bursaries to help them prepare for their next level of studies after completing the final year at primary school.
Students also received mooncakes and lanterns to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at schools.
According to Le Thi Dieu Linh, a fifth grader at CapitaLand Quang Yen Primary Hope School, this bursary will push her to try even harder in her studies.
“I promise to do my best to study well and bring joy not only to my family but also my school,” said Linh.
Ho Hai Yen, principal of CapitaLand Quang Yen Primary Hope School said: “On behalf of the school, the teachers, and students, we would like to express our sincere thanks to the organisations that have supported us in meeting the educational needs of the students.”
Ronald Tay, CEO of CapitaLand Vietnam said: “We are pleased to organise CapitaLand Volunteer Day each year to provide underprivileged children and teachers living in rural communities with a better environment to learn and teach. This is in line with our credo of ‘Building People. Building Communities.’ where we believe that a better opportunity will help boost the children’s desire to learn and their confidence to reach their full potential. Our aim is for CapitaLand Vietnam to not just be a commercial success but also a socially responsible organisation.”
|Representatives of CapitaLand delivered the bursary to the family of a fifth-grader at CapitaLand Thanh Phuoc Primary Hope School on September 28 |
CapitaLand has built and renovated four CapitaLand Hope Schools in Vietnam, as well as granted bursary, offered teaching and learning tools to teachers and students over the past years. In addition, the company organises regular visits, bringing local and international CapitaLand employees to schools for doing volunteer work and interacting with students.
Earlier this year, CapitaLand, together with CHF, donated SARS-CoV-2 test kits capable of performing 40,000 tests, valued at $1 million to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee and Vietnam Ministry of Health to support the community in its efforts against the COVID-19 pandemic.
The programme was followed by the CSR efforts in collaboration with the Vietnam Red Cross Society to donate COVID-19 care kits to more than 1,400 students at four CapitaLand Hope Schools in Vietnam. Each care kit contained antimicrobial fabric masks, liquid hand soap, hand sanitiser, and a packet of milk. The Vietnam Red Cross Society also taught the students personal hygiene tips to protect their own health.
By Bich Ngoc