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Savills extends partnership with Blue Dragon

Released at: 16:12, 30/05/2018

Savills extends partnership with Blue Dragon

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Partnership agreement with Blue Dragon Children's Foundation to sponsor the "Supporting Tertiary Students to Succeed" program this year.

by Ngoc Lan

Savills Vietnam signed a partnership agreement recently with Blue Dragon Children’s Foundation to sponsor the “Supporting Tertiary Students to Succeed” program this year. It has cooperated with Blue Dragon since 2013 via various charity work, including financial and resource support, aimed at enhancing children’s wellbeing.

The agreement is part of the “Savills Cares” campaign, a corporate social responsibility (CSR) effort launched earlier this year to better benefit local people and protect the environment.
 
With a mutual focus on education - the key to ending the poverty cycle - Savills Vietnam and Blue Dragon have aligned the Savills Cares campaign and Blue Dragon’s Tertiary Student Support Programme to support education for children in need. 

Savills Cares will provide ten two-year scholarships that cover tuition fees and living costs to ten university students in the program. 

Savills Vietnam and Blue Dragon will also work together to design training programs for students, covering soft skills training, as well as career workshops and real estate courses from Savills experts. 

These programs aim to put office jobs, particularly jobs in the real estate industry, in a friendlier and more realistic perspective for students of Blue Dragon, thus helping them shape and build their career paths before graduation.
 
Mr. Michael Brosowski, Founder and CEO of Blue Dragon, said that children in the program are from poor families in rural areas with many siblings, so their parents cannot afford university fees. “We really appreciate the cooperation of Savills Vietnam in our Tertiary Student Support Programme,” he added. “Despite such difficulties, our students have achieved excellent academic results and are currently attending reputable universities and colleges in Hanoi, Hue, and Da Nang. With the scholarships from Savills Cares, we hope our students continue to pursue their education, achieve excellent results, and have a better future.”
 
Mr. Neil MacGregor, Managing Director of Savills Vietnam, said it is proud to be one of Blue Dragon’s partners, helping improve the wellbeing of less fortunate children. “In the last five years of supporting Blue Dragon, we have seen the amazing work they have been doing for children in need all over Vietnam,” he said. “Our partnership in 2018 brings our cooperation to the next level, where we emphasize education - the key development platform for young people. This is also a part of our Savills Cares campaign in 2018, where industry award costs are being redirected to charity and social activities to better benefit local people and the community.”

Blue Dragon is a grassroots charity serving children in crisis throughout Vietnam since 2003. It believes that every child deserves the best care society can offer. 

Blue Dragon kids are street kids, children with disabilities, and young people who have been trafficked. It rescues kids from danger, reunites them with their families when possible, and provides all the necessary services required for recovery and growth.

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