|The 4th Hope School was inaugurated in Lạng Sơn Province. Photo courtesy of Samsung Vietnam|
LẠNG SƠN — Samsung Vietnam cooperated with Korea’s Food for the Hungry International (KFHI) on Thursday to officially inaugurate "Samsung Hope School" in Trung Cấp Village, Mai Pha Commune, Lạng Sơn Province on the occasion of the new school year.
Officially starting construction in November 2021 with the support of the Lạng Sơn Provincial Government, Samsung Vietnam has always made great efforts to ensure the project's progress despite being built in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Samsung Hope School could be completed in time for the new school year, prolonging the joy of the first day at school and contributing to a comprehensive learning environment for students.
Samsung Hope School in the province is the 4th school completed and put into operation in the Samsung Hope School chain in Việt Nam after schools in Bắc Ninh, Thái Nguyên and Bắc Giang. The school was built on an area of 7,402sq.m, including a 2-storey classroom building, a welfare building, a multi-purpose house, a football field and outdoor play areas. Funds for renovation, construction of facilities, procurement of equipment and costs of project implementation management are sponsored by Samsung Vietnam.
This school will be a completely free after-school extracurricular learning place for about 300 disadvantaged students from elementary to junior high in the province.
These are students selected by the school in collaboration with the locality after conducting surveys in primary and secondary schools and going to their homes to assess to select the right project participants.
Like other Samsung Hope Schools, students at Lạng Sơn Hope School will also participate in the “Child Development Programme (CDP)”.
This programme not only provides students with learning opportunities to approach science and technology, such as informatics, programming, and career experiences, but also provides opportunities to learn specific talents, foreign languages such as English and South Korean, music, art, and physical education.
In addition, students will be able to participate in sexual health education programs, periodical health checks, community support activities around the school such as medical support activities, health checkups and free medicine distribution.
|Choi Joo Ho, President of Samsung Vietnam delivered a speech at the inauguration ceremony. Photo courtesy of Samsung Vietnam|
Choi Joo Ho, President of Samsung Vietnam said: "I feel very happy. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Samsung Hope School in Lạng Sơn Province was completed after only 9 months. More specifically, when our school is put into operation on the occasion of the new school year, it helps to double the joy of the students' back-to-school day. Samsung will make continuous efforts so that students can maximise their potential talents and creativity, realise their dreams, and become the owners of the future.”
In addition to the four Samsung Hope Schools, Samsung is also negotiating to implement more Samsung Hope School projects in Đồng Nai and Vĩnh Phúc provinces.
Samsung Hope School is one of many key social responsibility projects with the mission of spreading knowledge, sharing vision and creating the future for the young generation in Việt Nam. The project hopes to contribute to improving living and learning conditions for local students with difficult circumstances and poor students; thereby contributing to the development of local education, especially primary education and lower secondary education.
“Together for Tomorrow-Enabling People” – Samsung’s global philosophy of social contribution will be the foundation for Samsung Vietnam to make continuous efforts in the journey to bring quality educational projects and support for Vietnamese youth to unleash their potential and creativity. — VNS