Students talk sustainable future at SCG Sharing the Dream ASEAN Camp

09:52 | 03/09/2019
With a vision of creating collaboration in all sectors in the ASEAN to forge a sustainable future, for the first time, SCG – one of the leading conglomerates in the ASEAN – brought together 73 students from seven countries across the ASEAN for the five-day SCG Sharing the Dream ASEAN Camp 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.
students talk sustainable future at scg sharing the dream asean camp
The Vietnamese delegates joining the SCG Sharing the Dream ASEAN Camp 2019 with the company's executives

The participants are selected from the beneficiaries of SCG Sharing the Dream scholarship, who are not only academically excellent but also have a strong will and passion to create a better future for their communities.

“As the ASEAN region and the world are facing many challenges caused by negative environmental impacts, SCG focuses on collaboration to promote the circular economy, with a series of zero-waste projects. As a company that has operations across the ASEAN, SCG is proud to host a programme that reaches passionate young generations of regional countries,” Roongrote Rangsiyopash, chairman and CEO of SCG, shared about the objective of the camp.

“This will be a good start for young people from the region to be bonded and learn to live, work, and share together toward a common, sustainable future for everyone. I believe these young people of the ASEAN, with the right mindset, will be the driving force to create positive change for their own communities in the future,” he noted.

students talk sustainable future at scg sharing the dream asean camp
Students from seven ASEAN countries join a series of activities to bond with like-minded, talented individuals

Throughout the five-day programme, participating students received training on leadership mindset in a challenging era. They have learnt how to recognise their own values by acknowledging others'; to develop leadership skills by becoming first a good follower; to contribute to the society where they live in; and to network and unite toward a common goal.

Besides, SCG has led the way to circular economy by introducing the participants to the corporate’s practical projects using the concept, including the Recycled Plastic Road or the Recycled Fish Home project using recycled PE100 plastic from SCG.

Especially, two representatives from each country were given a chance to raise their voice in the ASEAN Sustainable Development Symposium – an annual international conference held by SCG about a particular environmental issue in their countries.

students talk sustainable future at scg sharing the dream asean camp
Students are introduced to the real-life projects of SCG such as the Recycled Fish Home

The chosen youth from Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Vietnam showed their passion and determination to address various environmental challenges that the region is facing, including plastic waste, air pollution, water shortage, water pollution, deforestation, ocean waste, and climate change.

Nguyen Thi Ngoc Han from Pham Ngoc Thach University of Medicine and Le Thi Truc Quy from Ho Chi Minh City University of Economics shared in their speech at the symposium, “Climate change is not just a problem for Vietnam, it’s a problem for all of the ASEAN. We borrow the earth from the future so we should be responsible with whatever we are doing. We should act in a single world towards one single goal – sustainable development.”

By Anh Duc

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