Citi Vietnam reimagines community activities amid COVID-19 outbreak

July 09, 2021 | 18:17
Citi focuses its Global Community Day 2021 programmes on acts of kindness and virtual and digital volunteering.

“The surge in COVID-19 cases in Vietnam over the past weeks has affected Citi’s community activities in Vietnam. However, giving back is a big part of who we are and the values that we stand for,” said Thuy Lai, interim Vietnam Citi Country official. “Thus, we continue to reimagine our community events this year in our own way.”

Accordingly, Citi colleagues joined activities to make a positive impact in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. In Hanoi, Citi donated food to dialysis patients who live near Bach Mai Hospital.

The bank also provided food for the Smile Social Rice Shop in front of Tan Trieu Cancer Hospital to serve 1,400 patients.

Citi Vietnam reimagines community activities amid COVID-19 outbreak
Citi volunteers are proactive in community support amid COVID-19 outbreak

Citi volunteers also delivered necessities including cooking oil, fish sauce, broth mix, and rice to support workers, family members of COVID-19 patients, their F1 and frontline staff in the quarantined areas of Bac Giang.

“We highly appreciate and deeply acknowledge Citi’s management team and its employees for the bank’s timely support and actions to help people in the epicentre Bac Giang to overcome this difficult time,” said Nguyen Ba Linh, president of the Fatherland Front Committee of Nenh town, Viet Yen district, Bac Giang province.

Every year, Citi employees in Vietnam are encouraged to go out and do their best for the community.

In Ho Chi Minh City, Citi provided daily necessities and medical equipment to the Health Centre of Tan Phu district to help frontline health workers who are fighting against COVID-19. The bank also donated foods, medicines, wheel chairs, and face masks to Thanh Loc Community Care and Support Centre for the Elderly and Disabled.

Separately, Citi also organised a full day online workshop where colleagues discussed financial management and concepts, and their career experiences with students from Ho Chi Minh City Banking University. Through this event, Citi hopes to open doors for aspiring bankers as they navigate their future careers.

“I am very proud that our employees were creative in finding new ways to have more budget for community activities by organising a special fundraising drive through an online auction. While Citi Global Community Day this year was different to previous years, it was heartening to see that our colleagues were still involved in giving back to our communities,” said Thuy Lai.

Every year, Citi employees in Vietnam are encouraged to go out and do their best for community. Citi Vietnam’s 16th Global Community Day in 2021 is yet another highlight of the bank’s long-standing passion for contributing to the communities where Citi operates.

By Anh Duc

What the stars mean:

★ Poor ★ ★ Promising ★★★ Good ★★★★ Very good ★★★★★ Exceptional