CapitaLand Hope School Programme distributes school essentials to 1,400 students

June 01, 2023 - 15:52
HCM CITY – CapitaLand Development, the development arm of CapitaLand Group in Việt Nam, has, through the group’s philanthropic arm, CapitaLand Hope Foundation, distributed school essentials such as pencil cases, tote bags and tumblers to 1,400 students in four schools and kindergartens across the country under the CapitaLand Hope School Programme.

More than 50 staff volunteers from CLD and The Ascott Limited participated in the distribution that took place during the end-of-term celebrations held at the schools from May 24 to 29.  

Students at Thanh Phuoc Primary School get school essentials during the end-of-term celebrations.

Besides, CLD, through CHF, also awarded scholarships to 22 fifth grade students to cover their schooling expenses, including tuition fees, textbooks and health insurance, as they embark on secondary school education.  

A representative of CLD (Vietnam) awards scholarships to high-performing fifth grade students at the Quang Yen Primary School in Phu Tho province.

The end of the school term also marked the completion of the Nutrition Project initiated by CLD in collaboration with International Dairy Products Joint Stock Company (IDP), one of Việt Nam’s fastest growing domestic dairy firms. 

Through the Nutrition Project, which is supported by CHF and aims to supplement the nutritional needs essential for the developmental growth of the students under the CapitaLand Hope School Programme, more than 223,000 packs of milk were distributed to 1,400 students in the 2022-23 academic year. 

In partnership with IDP, health check-ups were conducted at the start and end of the project to monitor the students’ health and development.

They indicated that 73 per cent of the participants showed an improvement in health at the end of the project.  

A health check-up being conducted at the end of the Nutrition Project to screen beneficiary students’ health and development.

Mr Ronald Tay, CEO of CLD (Vietnam), said: “CapitaLand is committed to building a better future for children in need by providing support for their education 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 past years a total of over 6,000 staff volunteer hours have been contributed to support the students at four schools in Phu Tho, Hung Yen, and Long An provinces under the CapitaLand Hope School Programme. 

Since 2007 CLD (Vietnam) and CHF have contributed to upgrading school facilities to provide a safe and conducive learning environment for students and improving their access to education through various programmes such as ‘My Schoolbag’, CapitaLand Kids Programme @ Education Bursary and Nutrition Project.”

Mr Do Muoi, principal of CapitaLand Quang Yen Primary Hope School, 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.  

“On behalf of the school faculty, students and their families, we would like to thank CLD Vietnam and CHF as well as other relevant stakeholders for their continued support through the years.”