SCG provides career opportunities, creating sustainable future for children with disabilities

May 24, 2024 | 11:28
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SCG is continuing its collaboration with Ba Ria - Vung Tau School for Children with Disabilities through the ‘My Career Dream’ initiative, in celebration of International Children's Day 2024.

The programme aims to nurture aspirations and inspire professional goals among disadvantaged students by providing career-oriented sessions and internship opportunities with local and social enterprises. This initiative is testament to SCG's commitment to its ESG 4 Plus journey, which focuses on reducing inequality and advancing sustainable development.

SCG provides career opportunities, creating sustainable future for children with disabilities

In recent years, SCG has implemented numerous practical initiatives to improve the quality of life and future opportunities for the younger generation, including children with disabilities. Building on the success of the 2023 campaign, SCG is partnering with Disability Research & Capacity Development (DRD Vietnam) to launch the "My Career Dream" initiative this year. This programme features a variety of activities designed to boost confidence, impart knowledge, and develop skills among children with disabilities.

Highlights include a career orientation session and a drawing contest about their dreams on May 17, followed by an International Children's Day celebration and scholarship awards for outstanding students on May 21. The goal is to inspire confidence and provide valuable career guidance to both children with disabilities and their parents. Additionally, SCG is actively collaborating with social and local enterprises dedicated to supporting people with disabilities, aiming to connect these children with meaningful employment opportunities.

Praween Wirotpan, general director of SCG Vietnam, shared, “Following the sustainable development strategy, one of our main goals is to reduce inequality through activities focused on education and human development. After many years of working with the Ba Ria - Vung Tau School for Children with Disabilities, we have witnessed the growth, resilience, and determination of these students to overcome adversity and achieve their dreams. These positive impacts have inspired and motivated SCG to continue contributing to the creation of a comprehensive development environment for these children.”

“This year, SCG is creating opportunities to help children with disabilities get closer to their dreams through inspiring and empowering activities, specifically career guidance with internship opportunities at local organisations. Notably, the career orientation initiative also involves parents, who will accompany their children throughout the journey of understanding and choosing a future career,” he added.

The "My Career Dream" initiative is designed to be inclusive, catering to both parents and students from primary to secondary school levels. At the primary level, children can express their dreams through drawing centred on the theme "Career Dreams".

Secondary school students will engage in more concrete and practical activities related to career opportunities. These activities include career orientation, self-discovery sessions, and introductions to resources for vocational training. Students will also be inspired by real-life stories of successful disabled individuals who have navigated their own career paths. Notably, ninth-grade students will have the opportunity to intern at local companies, gaining first-hand experience.

Inspirational speakers and experts from DRD Vietnam and SCG aim to motivate both students and parents to pursue their educational and career goals, contributing to a sustainable future.

Additionally, SCG is organising an International Children's Day celebration at Ba Ria - Vung Tau School for Children with Disabilities. This event will feature entertainment and recreational activities, scholarships awarded to 30 students, and recognition of their artistic works depicting their dreams.

Nguyen Van Cu, director of DRD Vietnam, shared, “DRD believes that enabling people with disabilities to contribute to the economic and social development of the country makes the opportunities they receive truly meaningful. Therefore, we are very pleased and honoured to have the opportunity to collaborate with SCG to help disabled students proactively choose suitable careers and unlock their potential, thereby working towards reducing inequality.”

In the same vein, Mai Huu Nghia, the principal of the school, said, “Over the past 15 years, it has been a long journey with SCG accompanying our school. From supporting the improvement of infrastructure, enhancing the quality of education to outdoor activities, SCG has contributed to the development of both the physical and mental wellbeing of our students, and starting last year, focusing on their future careers. The school and parents have become more confident in a future where every student can confidently pursue their dreams.”

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