Preparing students for the real-life world

09-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The SaigonTimes | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Having accompanied Vietnamese people for 11 years, apart from business goals, the consumer finance company Home Credit Vietnam always lists corporate social responsibility (CSR) as one of its first priorities. Among different activities to support the community, the company has targeted students with many useful programmes to prepare them for entering the real-life world with knowledge and skills necessary for their future success.

A programme called “New university students Get into a new gear” aimed at equipping over 1,500 university students in HCM City with financial management knowledge and skills has just been launched by Home Credit Vietnam. The programme included a slew of sessions to spread the financial knowledge to new university students at Nong Lam University HCM City, the University of Finance-Marketing, Saigon University, Cao Thang Technical College and HCM City Open University.

“As a consumer finance firm from Europe, in addition to business operaions, we also focus on community activities. Broadening financial knowledge for customers and the community has been high on our list of priorities; as a result, the firm has launched the programme “New university students Get into a new gear” at universities and colleges citywide,” said Home Credit general director Dmitry Mosolov.

“I strongly believe that knowledge-sharing sessions will help students make right decisions associated with money and financial issues for their future,” he added.

At such sessions, the firm’s speakers provided knowledge via a variety of methods, including minigames. Participating students had a chance to directly ask the speakers any questions to enrich their knowledge. In addition, new students were instructed how to draw up a personal financial plan and allocate their budget for each month properly at the sessions.

The programme is also aimed at helping new students realise risks associated with loan sharks or black credit and how to accumulate an appropriate amount of money to start their independent life, the organiser said.

Apart from the main purpose of spreading the knowledge of financial management, through the programme, Home Credit awarded 25 scholarships to excellent university students with difficult family backgrounds.

Earlier in August, within the framework of the programme “New university students Get into a new gear,” Home Credit handed over thousands of gifts to students through promotional programmes in Hanoi City and HCM City.

The programme “New university students Get into a new gear” has earned appreciation from participating schools.

“Financial management skills are extremely necessary, especially for higher-education freshmen who live away from home to pursue their study,” said Pham Thi Cam Van, a representative of Nong Lam University.

The knowledge gained from the sessions has lifted students’ confidence and got them ready for their independent life, Van said.

Having gone hand in hand with schools in poverty-stricken areas across Vietnam, Home Credit has also offered educational presents and scholarships to poor yet hard-working students over the past time.

Under its programme called “Path to the Future,” Home Credit general director Dmitry Mosolov has recently awarded eight scholarships and presents such as books and school tools to students at Dinh Nup Elementary and Secondary School in Ea Blang Commune, Buon Ho Town in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak. The general director also granted a financial aid to the school to repair and upgrade its library and supplement various books with an aim to create the best learning environment for students.

Launched in 2018, the programme has received great support from many executives and employees at Home Credit and sponsors who are willing to contribute to the common goal of enhancing the country’s social development.

“I regularly lent a helping hand to community activities when living in Russia. The social activities towards community and education are always my priorities,” said the company’s CEO.

“When entering Vietnam, I was told that many students, despite their difficulties in life, are always working hard and have a strong learning spirit. As such, I decided to do something to help them gain a better life, and the programme “Path to the Future” was thus launched in Dak Lak,” Mosolov said.

“The support has not only encouraged students to gain better academic performance, but also played a key role in the personality development of students over the past two years,” said Ly Ai Huong, vice principal of Dinh Nup School.

Earlier on May 24, Home Credit also gave 75 bicycles and 100 gifts, including school tools, to hard-working students in Hoang Hoa District of Thanh Hoa Province. The donations came from the management and employees of Home Credit on the occasion of the firm’s 11th birthday.

“Through the corporate social responsibility programmes, Home Credit hopes to contribute its part to improving Vietnamese people’s life,” Mosolov said.


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