|Sanofi Vietnam signed MoUs with its partners to implement a project called ‘Capacity building for underprivileged young people’ in HCM City on May 11. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyễn Diệp|
HCM CITY — Some 700 young Vietnamese will gain advanced knowledge and skills via an online training project called “Capacity building for underprivileged young people” launched in HCM City on Thursday.
Within the “A Million Conversations” initiative of Sanofi Global, the educational programme is implemented by Sanofi Vietnam in collaboration with the non-governmental organisation Passerelles numériques Vietnam, UAN Network under Conversion Asia, and the G.A.P Institute.
Sanofi Vietnam signed MoUs with its partners to implement this project on the same day.
Speaking at the launching ceremony, Emin Turan, general manager of Sanofi Vietnam, said this project is one of Sanofi's CSR efforts to promote an educational foundation for the young generation, who are the human resources that determine future development of the country.
“We want to reduce educational inequality for industries that are developing and have a demand to recruit high-quality human resources, so that young talented people may have more opportunities to contribute to improve the quality of lives and the advancement of their local communities, and society,” he said.
The project aims to offer 700 accounts on the Coursera platform for young people in difficult circumstances to access and study 27 professional online training courses in the three main fields of technology, data and business.
These accounts are valid for one year from June 2023.
The training programmes will be provided by many leading global companies such as Google, IBM and Meta.
The young people will not only have the opportunity to learn new professional knowledge and cutting-edge skills, but they can also earn professional certificates after each course to gain access to more career opportunities in the future.
“A Million Conversations” is Sanofi’s globally diversified and large-scale activity to bridge the trust gap in healthcare.
Within the initiative, Sanofi is working together with Coursera to provide 20,000 open accesses at no cost for young people from diverse underprivileged backgrounds around the world from now to 2030.
Besides improving skills and providing knowledge for young people, this project is one of Sanofi's efforts on social responsibility to enhance the leadership skills of future generations, and create diverse, inclusive, and thriving communities. — VNS