As one of the leading food and beverage manufacturers in Vietnam, URC Vietnam continuously commits to stand united with the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA), the Binh Duong Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs (Binh Duong DOLISA), and the National Fund for Vietnamese Children to support the young generation and bring the best to the communities where it operates.
This year, URC Vietnam is honoured to be among the 33 organisations nationwide to receive the recognition award of the National Fund for Vietnamese Children under the MOLISA for supporting children in Binh Duong during the period 2015-2020. The company is one of several organisations and individuals which proactively contributed VND 2.8 billion to support over 1,000 disadvantaged children in Binh Duong with good academic results despite difficult circumstances on the occasion of Mid-Autumn Festival 2020.
As an active foreign-invested enterprise in Binh Duong, URC Vietnam has brought many meaningful programmes to children who are the potential seeds for the future development of Vietnam. This year marks the sixth consecutive year that the company has celebrated warm and memorable Mid-Autumn Festivals with the children in Binh Duong. URC Vietnam made the Mid-Autumn Festival 2020 more meaningful by offering 200 scholarships valued at VND 50 million and additional gifts in URC products worth VND 31 million to children in Binh Duong.
Among the lucky students receiving URC Vietnam’s scholarships this year, VIR’s reporter met Minh Hieu, one of the excellent students from a disadvantaged background. Hieu lived with his poor grandmother who earned their living mainly from breeding chicken. Back then, Hieu thought he had to quit school and give up his dream of becoming a doctor.
“My grandmother and I were very happy and moved when I received the scholarship from URC. With this scholarship, I can continue to go to school while I will try my best to help my grandmother with the chickens to earn more in the future,” shared Hieu.
“On behalf of Binh Duong’s authorities and people, we wish to express our highest appreciation for all the sponsors’ contribution to Binh Duong province, especially the continuous support from URC Vietnam. With the company’s scholarships and gifts, this year festival has more meanings, and it will certainly encourage our children in the new school year to reach for their dreams,” said Nguyen Thanh Truc, Deputy Chairman of Binh Duong People’s Committee cum Chairman of the Fund for Vietnamese Children in Binh Duong.
Laurent Levan, President and General Director of URC Vietnam shared: “This activity is one of our efforts to contribute practically to encourage, motivate, and support students to pursuit their academic passion as well as to bring a joyful and memorable Mid-Autumn festival to underprivileged children in Binh Duong province. We participate in this event to showcase URC Vietnam’s efforts to contribute to the development of the communities where we operate; and a part in URC Vietnam’s sustainability journey to uplift lives.”
During the nearly 20 years of operation in Vietnam and Binh Duong province, URC Vietnam has demonstrated a pioneering spirit to become a role model of sustainable development, in which much emphasis is put upon the well-being of communities where the company operates.