To support Vietnamese farmers to overcome times of sluggish exports due to COVID-19, Taiwan Excellence has purchased $10,000 worth of fruits for charity purpose. The fruits have just been given to children in difficult circumstances of SOS Children's Village Hanoi.
|The representatives attending Taiwan Excellence's ceremony donating fruits to SOS Children's Village Hanoi |
Taiwan Excellence has been implementing corporate social responsibilities (CSR) in Vietnam, committing to accompany Vietnamese people at all times. One example is the charity donation to the Orange Initiative programme at the Ho Chi Minh City Marathon every year, with the purpose of raising awareness and support for disabled people and victims of Agent Orange.
This year, responding to the recent impacts on domestic fruit exports by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Taiwan Excellence has supported the purchase of $10,000 worth of fruits for charity purpose.
In this regard, on March 3, Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) – the organiser of Taiwan Excellence – held the ceremony to donate the fruits to SOS Children's Village in Hanoi.
|The children in the village will be given tasty local fruits such as dragon fruit, watermelon, banana, mango and longan in the upcoming three months. |
Along with this, the children in the village will be given tasty local fruits such as dragon fruit, watermelon, banana, mango, and longan in the upcoming three months.
The ceremony featured the presence of Richard R.C. Shih – representative from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Vietnam, Hsien-Chao Tseng – director of Economic Division at TECO, Keven Cheng – director of TAITRA in Ho Chi Minh City, Kuo-Hua Kao – commissioner of Taiwan’s Overseas Community Affairs Council, Chih-Hua Hung – chairman of Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi, Lu Chih Sheng – honourary chairman of Taiwanese Chamber of Commerce in Hanoi, Do Quoc Hung – deputy director general of the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Asia-Africa Market Department, and Nguyen Van Sinh – director of SOS Children's Village Hanoi.
|The children in the village enjoyed the tasty fruit gifted by Taiwan Excellence |
During the ceremony, representative Shih expressed his appreciation for TAITRA for its long-term contribution and charitable work aimed at giving back to the Vietnamese society, especially in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak which caused Vietnamese agriculture products to pile up. He also mentioned Taiwan and Vietnam’s bilateral relations continue to prosper in recent years.
“In addition to sharing these quality fresh fruits with these lovely young children, we would like to assist farmers in overcoming their current difficulties. Recently, TECO has bought 100 boxes, equal to one tonne, of dragon fruit to support the farmers. We have also urged the whole Taiwanese business community in Vietnam to follow suit,” Shih noted.
|The Taiwan Excellence team taking a photo with the kids at SOS Children's Village Hanoi |
Keven Cheng, director of TAITRA in Ho Chi Minh City, said, “Taiwan Excellence always wants to contribute to the long-standing traditional relations between Vietnam and Taiwan in all aspects, from the economy, culture, and education to the whole community. With the support of purchasing fruits this time, we hope to help Vietnamese farmers overcome the COVID-19 epidemic.”
Receiving such a meaningful gift from Taiwan Excellence, Nguyen Van Sinh, director of the Village, shared, “SOS Children's Village Hanoi is very happy to welcome the delegation from Taiwan Excellence to visit and present gifts to our children. Today's gifts will be a valuable source of encouragement, helping us to take care of our children better.”
This activity reaffirms the vision of Taiwan Excellence, which is organised annually in Vietnam to bring the best products from Taiwan, applying technological innovations for a more comfortable and smarter everyday life for Vietnamese consumers.
By Dinh Thuy