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Accordingly, the money donated by Vietnam Beverage will be used to repair some of the destroyed schools in Quang Ngai, Quang Binh, and Ha Tinh provinces. This donation will focus on repairing damaged facilities and purchasing new study equipment.
Vietnam Beverage presenting the donation to the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee on February
Vietnam Beverage is the entity that executes of the programme, coordinating with the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee, with the support of Thai Beverage Pcl, C asean, and Sirivadhanabhakdi Foundation.
Speaking at the event, Tran Kim Nga, general director of Vietnam Beverage said: “Sustainable development and corporate social responsibility are one of our operational objectives in Vietnam. In particular, education is the top priority of Vietnam Beverage's community activities. The recent storms and floods in the central provinces caused heavy damage to the education sector, many schools were deeply damaged, and teaching equipment was swept away. We are delighted to accompany the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee to contribute to the journey of restoring destroyed schools and help students study in better conditions.”
“We believe that supporting the education sector, taking care of the students – the country's future – are the most practical activities to contribute to building a stronger Vietnamese society and economy,” she added.
At the event, Phung Khanh Tai, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee lauded the heart for the community demonstrated through the meaningful support of Vietnam Beverage for the people in Central Vietnam who suffered particularly heavy losses in the recent storms and floods. He also pledged to transfer all this money to the schools that the company wanted to support.
“I hope that Vietnam Beverage will continue to accompany the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee to stage more community activities in the coming time,” said Tai.
According to statistics, the storms and floods wreaking havoc last October across the central provinces have cost the lives of dozens of teachers and students, flooding many schools and washing away and damaging teaching equipment and books.
The damage was estimated at more than VND600 billion ($26.1 million). Quang Ngai, Quang Binh, and Ha Tinh were the three provinces that suffered the heaviest losses. The leaders of the education sector called on organisations and individuals for continued support for the sector in Central Vietnam to overcome difficulties.
In the coming time, the VND1.5 billion donation will be transferred to schools on the list of three provinces agreed by the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee and Vietnam Beverage. The parties will quickly repair facilities as well as buy new learning equipment to create conditions for students and teachers to stabilise their teaching and learning as soon as possible. Thereafter, the programme will maintain the necessary steps to ensure and maintain the improvement and recovery of these schools.
Although it has only been operational for a little more than three years, Vietnam Beverage has actively implemented and participated in many useful community activities. Specifically, for two consecutive years (2019-2020), the company has been the Bronze and Silver sponsor for the Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament of VIR, supporting excellent students in difficult circumstances.
Vietnam Beverage accompanied VIR’s Swing for the Kids charity golf tournament, supporting excellent students in difficult circumstances
During the COVID-19 outbreak in August 2020, the company quickly provided drinking water, food, and essentials for Hospital C in Danang, which was overloaded and had many difficulties. In October 2020, the company provided basic necessities for people affected by floods in Quang Nam and Thua Thien-Hue.
“In the future, Vietnam Beverage commits to participate in many volunteer activities and other practical activities with the aim of contributing to the prosperity of the community,” said Nga.