Celebrating Children’s Day 2019, SCG has brought a special festival to Ba Ria-Vung Tau School for Disabled Children to teach them about Circular Economy in Daily Life. For the first time, school children were exposed to a series of exciting edu-tainment activities to teach them about living green.
|SCG organised the Circular Economy in Daily Life festival in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province |
With the commitment to support the local communities where SCG operates, as the sponsor of Ba Ria-Vung Tau School for Disabled Children for the past 9 years, SCG has been organising Children’s Day celebrations for the school every year. This year’s effort continues the company’s journey to raise the next generation of the province.
Soros Khlongcoengsan, HR director of Long Son Petrochemicals Co., Ltd., shared at the event: “As the regional sustainable business leader, SCG takes pride in being a pioneer of the circular economy, which aligns with our sustainable development policy. In the world, there are many countries applying circular economy models to grow sustainably, and many companies have followed suit to create better and greener products.
Hence, SCG would like to introduce this concept in Vietnam, firstly to the local community of Ba Ria-Vung Tau – the location of our flagship project Long Son Petrochemical Complex – aiming to create a greener future for the local community.”
Currently, the Circular Economy concept is widely applied by many organisations to minimise waste, maximise the usage of resources, as well as recycle and reuse waste material under a closed cycle. This concept is also in line with the government’s direction to protect the environment.
On this occassion, the children of Ba Ria-Vung Tau had the opportunity to learn about the concept through various exciting and engaging activities, from trash sorting to trash recycling exhibition, and simple quiz games to get them to understand and pick up good environmental habits.
Moreover, to support environmental education at the school, SCG also donated garbage bins to selectively collect waste and decorate the campus.
Nguyen Huu Dung, headmaster of the School for Disabled Children of Ba Ria-Vung Tau shared: “Environmental education is one of the new topics for our province. We are also looking for ways to incorporate this content into the curriculum of the students. The activity brought by SCG today is a good start for us to roll out this agenda in the years to come and we will continue to inspire the students, teachers, and local community to apply the knowledge they gained today in their daily life.”
“Children are the country's future so SCG commits to supporting this generation to develop healthily and happily, to become responsible and sustainable citizens of Ba Ria-Vung Tau who can contribute to the province’s and the country’s better future,” added Khlongcoengsan.