On January 15, Royal London Import-Export Ltd. organised with the Binh Duong Youth Worker and Labour Support Centre and the Tam Long Vang Fund of the Lao Dong Newspaper the event Xuan Cong Nhan for the Ngoi Sao Nho Kindergarten in Binh Duong. Representatives offered a playground and Lunar New Year gifts to the children and teachers, as well as scholarships for children whose families are going through financial difficulties.
Last year had been a challenging one, with school closures being a big obstacle for teachers and parents. Teachers struggled to keep up their financial situation, while parents lost access to the school’s babysitting services that they need when going to work. The majority of children in Ngoi Sao Nho come from families of factory workers whose income was affected by the pandemic.
Lunar New Year is a special occasion during which children and families gather, enjoy time together, and indulge in local culture and traditions. The Xuan Cong Nhan event was organised with various small contests, such as cherry blossom tree decorating, chung cake wrapping, and fruit tray arranging to stay in touch with traditional values.
|Students and teachers participated in the decorating and other contests |
Royal London Vietnam has presented 243 gift bags for the children at Ngoi Sao Nho kindergarten, worth $8.70 each, as well as 25 gifts for the schools’ teachers and employees valued at $21. In addition, the company offered scholarships of $21 each for 50 children whose families are experiencing financial difficulties and a playground worth $1,300 for the school.
|Representatives and children of Ngoi Sao Nho Kindergarten and Royal London Vietnam |
|Royal London Vietnam’s board of directors handed over the playground for Ngoi Sao Nho Kindergarten |
Do Van Phung, director of the Binh Duong Youth Worker and Labour Support Centre said, “Royal London Vietnam’s support is fitting the school’s current situation. This is a strong motivation for the kids and school’s staff. The playground benefits students in their physical and mental development, which is exactly what we need right now. We look forward to future support from the companies through the Tam Long Vang Fund.”
“Lunar New Year is about sharing and joy. We really hope that our gifts will spread joy and happiness for the students, their families, and the school’s staff this Lunar New Year. Royal London is always ready to support vulnerable communities with all of its capabilities so that people can have a healthier and happier life, contributing to Vietnam's sustainable development,” shared John Ward Christopher, general manager of Royal London Vietnam.
Xuan Cong Nhan belongs to the Sustainability as Standard series of corporate social activities of Royal London, which aims to support vulnerable communities in 2022.