Bringing love to upland areas

20-Nov-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

People, especially children, in remote areas are more disadvantaged than those in urban areas. Aware of this, An Cuong Wood Working JSC, a leading company in wood-working and decorative materials in Vietnam, has opened its arms to help these children.

The HCM City-based company has organised many trips to northern mountainous areas to carry out its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities, as part of its motto to bring love to others.

The company’s Smile of Hope Foundation has done multiple charity activities over the last seven years, with a remarkable activity being the “Bring Love-Help Children to School” programme.

Over the last two years, employees of An Cuong have come to the northern mountainous provinces of Ha Giang, Yen Bai and Cao Bang to renovate schools and offer gifts to poor students there.

In September, for example, employees of An Cuong from many localities where the company does business gathered in Hanoi. They later traveled to Ha Giang and Yen Bai to continue the journey to bring love to children, says Nguy Thanh Vi, An Cuong’s PR marketing manager.

Specifically, An Cuong built and upgraded a kindergarten in Thuong An Village of Ha Giang Province’s Bac Quang District. The company spent VND550 million building two new classrooms, a kitchen, restrooms, a fence and a yard, upgrading three classrooms and buying shelves, tables, chairs and toys for students.

Moreover, the firm offered 150 gifts, including backpacks, books, notebooks, blankets and instant noodles, worth VND150 million, to poor students and residents in Minh Luan Commune of Yen Bai Province’s Luc Yen District.

The gifts may not carry high values, but what An Cuong has done is valuable, and the company has found itself rewarded with those CSR activities.

“Happiness may come from the simplest and smallest things in life. The purpose of sharing love is like to give, and then we receive the joy and happiness from our contributions to the community,” Vi remarks.

The company is proud that leaders’ view has inspired their staff. The 4,000-strong company has conducted CSR activities with the participation of all employees.

“We are always striven to accomplish our mission, which is to make greater contributions to the community by helping more disadvantaged children and old people, contributing to the social development,” says Le Duc Nghia, founder and general director of An Cuong.

Besides the “Bring Love-Help Children to School” programme, An Cuong has got involved in many other charity activities for years.

In all its CSR activities, An Cuong pays more attention to disadvantaged children and students. The company has accompanied the Vietnam Child Protection Fund to support children, the future of the country, especially in remote areas.

Specifically, the company has participated in the “Giving wings to dreams” programme organised annually by the 2030 Business Club under the Saigon Times Club. Under the programme, libraries with furniture, books, computers and Internet transmission lines are developed for students. The programme boasts high humanity as it helps bring knowledge to poor students in multiple areas.

An Cuong has also joined with the Vietnam Heartbeat Programme of the VinaCapital Foundation with an aim to save the most possible children with heart diseases. In addition, the company has sponsored the “Winter nights’ dreams” programme to raise nearly VND1.4 billion for child cancer patients.

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