CapitaLand Development distributes school essentials to 1,400 students

By Phong Van   June 1, 2023 | 10:00 pm PT
CapitaLand Development has distributed school essentials to 1,400 students at four schools and kindergartens in Vietnam as part of the CapitaLand Hope School program.

The distribution took place during end-of-term celebrations held at the schools from May 24 to 29. More than 50 staff volunteers from CapitaLand Development CLD (Vietnam) and The Ascott Limited participated in giving out the school essentials – including pencil cases, tote bags, and tumblers – to about 1,400 students.

In addition to the distribution of school essentials, CLD (Vietnam), through CapitaLand Hope Foundation (CHF), awarded scholarships to 22 high-performing, graduating fifth-grade students to cover their school expenses, including school fees, textbooks, and health insurance, as they embark on their secondary school education.

Students at Thanh Phuoc primary school received school essentials during the end-of-term celebration. Photo by CLD Vietnam.

Students at Thanh Phuoc Primary School received school essentials during their end-of-term celebration. Photo by CLD (Vietnam)

The end of the school term also marked the completion of the Nutrition Project, which was initiated by CLD (Vietnam) in collaboration with the International Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (IDP), one of Vietnam’s fastest growing home-grown dairy products firms.

Through the Nutrition Project supported by CHF, which aims to supplement the nutritional needs essential for the developmental growth of students under the CapitaLand Hope School Program, more than 223,000 packs of milk were distributed to about 1,400 students in the academic year 2022-2023.

In partnership with IDP, health check-ups were conducted at the start and end of the project to monitor the students’ health and development. The health check-ups indicated that 73% of the participants showed an improvement in their health at the end of the Nutrition Project.

Representative from CLD Vietnam awarded scholarships to high-performing graduating fifth grade students at Quang Yen primary school in Phu Tho province. Photo by  CLD Vietnam

A representative from CLD (Vietnam) awards scholarships to high-performing graduating fifth grade students at Quang Yen Primary School in Phu Tho Province. Photo by CLD (Vietnam)

Ronald Tay, CEO of CLD (Vietnam), said: "CapitaLand is committed to building a better future for children in need by providing support for their educational needs and well-being. As a strong advocate of volunteerism, we are proud that our staff volunteers have taken time to join our corporate social responsibility activities in giving back to the community."

In the past years, a total of over 6,000 staff volunteer hours have been contributed to support the students at the four schools in Phu Tho, Hung Yen, and Long An provinces under the CapitaLand Hope School Program.

Since 2007, CLD (Vietnam) and CHF have contributed towards the upgrading of school facilities to provide a safe and conducive learning environment for the students, as well as improving student access to education through various programs such as the My Schoolbag program, the CapitaLand Kids program, and the Education Bursary and Nutrition project.

Do Muoi, Principal of CapitaLand Quang Yen Primary Hope School in Thanh Ba District, Phu Tho Province, said: "Our school believes that quality education plays a crucial role in providing children with a better start in life. We remain focused on providing a conducive environment for holistic education where students can learn effectively and also pick up positive values and attitudes to support their overall development. We are grateful to have dedicated stakeholders like CLD (Vietnam) and CHF to support us on this journey."

CapitaLand Development (CLD Vietnam) is the development arm of CapitaLand Group in Vietnam.

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