AES-VCM Mong Duong Power supports disadvantaged children in Cam Pha

16:35 | 29/08/2019
AES-VCM Mong Duong Power Co., Ltd. on August 28 joined hands with the Quang Ninh Organisation for Disadvantaged Children and the Mong Duong People’s Committee to present 170 scholarships to local children from low-income families.
aes vcm mong duong power supports disadvantaged children in cam pha
AES-VCM Mong Duong Power Co., Ltd. donates scholarships to support the tuition of disadvantaged children in Cam Pha city

The children are from five wards and communes of Cam Pha city, including Mong Duong, Cam Hai, Cong Hoa, Cua Ong, and Duong Huy.

This is the third year the company has been implementing the scholarship programme to support disadvantaged children living in the areas surrounding Mong Duong 2 Power Plant in order to support part of their school expenses at the beginning of the new school year.

This VND204 million ($8,870) scholarship programme is part of the company’s CSR initiatives focusing on education, healthcare, livelihood restoration, and environmental protection for the local communities of Mong Duong 2 Power Plant.

Since its establishment, the company has invested approximately VND10 billion ($435,000) in community development programmes that provide positive impacts to every school, clinic, as well as the overall infrastructure of the area.

Since its establishment, the company has invested approximately VND10 billion ($4.34 million) on community development programmes that provide positive impacts to every school, clinic, as well as the overall infrastructure of the area.

The ceremony was held in the presence of Dinh Ngoc Chien, vice chairman of the Cam Pha People’s Committee, leaders from Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Department of Training and Education, as well as Truong Manh Hung, director of the Quang Ninh Organisation for Disadvantaged Children, Kevin Pierce, plant manager of Mong Duong 2 BOT Power Plant, and other leaders of the plant, leaders of communes, scholarship recipients, their teachers and parents.

Addressing the ceremony, Kevin Pierce, the power plant's manager, said, “Along with operating the Power Plant sustainably, we are committed to investing in improving the lives of the communities where we operate. We expect to expand this programme in the coming years to increase the number of beneficiaries so that more disadvantaged children will receive better support in the future.”

Kevin stated that education is always one of the top priorities of the company’s CSR activities as it is important to improve the living standards and ensure the sustainable development of the communities.

The scholarship aims at motivating children to advance their studies and help their parents by covering part of their tuition fees. The company expects this support would encourage children to continue their education and accumulate knowledge that will benefit them in the future.

By Anh Duc

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