100 underprivileged children receive scholarships and self-defence classes

11:15 | 30/10/2019
Hundreds of students from Tieu Can district in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh were recently given scholarships and taught self-defence in the programme “Giving knowledge – Training skills” run by FE Credit.  
100 underprivileged children receive scholarships and self defence classes
FE Credit's programme aims to give poor students a chance to go to school and equip them with necessary skills

This programme, organised by FE Credit and execution partner Saigon Children, aims to give poor students a chance to go to school and equip them with necessary skills.

The programme took place in Tieu Can district where more than 10,000 footwear workers lost their jobs before Tet 2019, putting many families into such a difficult situation that they are not able to afford their children’s school fees.

The programme has about 102 beneficiaries, both primary and secondary school students whose families are classified as poor or near-poor and the students have limited or no support in continuing their studies.

By taking a holistic approach, the programme not only involves financial assistance but also opportunities for personal development. The scholarship package also includes frequently visiting each student to encourage and support them, holding regular soft-skills training and fun activities for students’ personal development, and collecting student’s study reports.

100 underprivileged children receive scholarships and self defence classes
FE Credit felt the need to provide students with the skills to defend themselves

Loc, one of the beneficiary students for the last two years, shared: “If I didn’t go to school anymore, I would be very sad because I would feel purposeless. Going to school is a very important because it will help me get a stable job and make money for my family.”

Loc is an excellent student with a strong love for chemistry. He wants to be an agricultural engineer and the support from FE Credit empowers him to make his dream come true.

Apart fromscholarships handed out at this event, more than 200 children were also taught self-defence. The training was to provide these kids with vital skills to be able to protect themselves in certain situations.

According to UNICEF Vietnam, 68.4 per cent of Vietnamese children under 18 years old have experienced physical or sexual violence at least once. Children fall victim to violent and abusive behaviour every year. FE Credit felt the need to provide students with the skills to defend themselves.

This class also aimed to sharpen the children’s perception of risk and strengthen their belief in their own abilities to defend themselves successfully against any violence or sexual assault.

FE Credit and Saigon Children hope to expand both the scholarships and self-defence lessons around the country to equip more children with the necessary skills so that they can lead brighter, better lives.

FE Credit and Saigon Children hope to expand both the scholarships and self-defence lessons around the country to equip more children with the necessary skills so that they can lead brighter, better lives.

Pioneering in the consumer finance sector, FE Credit has established a solid foundation to become a leader in the consumer finance market. The company is currently offering personal loan services such as cash loans, motorbike loans, household electronic appliance loans, and credit cards. So far, FE Credit has served more than 10 million customers and teamed up with more than 9,000 partners at over 13,000 nationwide sales points.

FE Credit has also scooped up numerous prestigious domestic and international awards such as Best Consumer Finance Company Vietnam 2019 and Best Consumer Finance Company for Customer Experience Asia 2019 awarded by the Global Banking & Finance Review, CEO of the Year and Best Customer Experience Management of the Year granted by Asia-Pacific Customer Service Consortium, Top 10 Asia’s Most Trusted Brands at the Asia International Economic Forum 2019, and Asia's Most Innovative Consumer Finance Brand 2018 by Global Brands.

By Anh Duc

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