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CapitaLand Vietnam organizes picnic for underprivileged children

Released at: 17:56, 04/08/2018

CapitaLand Vietnam organizes picnic for underprivileged children

Photo: CapitaLand Vietnam

Singaporean real estate developer holds a picnic for street children in HCMC and gives them supplies.

by Khanh Chi

A few days ago CapitaLand Vietnam organized a picnic at Dam Sen Water Park for 70 street children from the Rosary Center, a local charity that supports underprivileged children in Ho Chi Minh City. CapitaLand Vietnam carried out this activity for the children to enjoy a fun day outdoors before they begin their evening school term.

These children, who are mostly orphans or from poor families, are considered one of the most underprivileged in Vietnam. These children, who live in harsh conditions, have to work extra hard to support themselves just like many of their parents and relatives. While other children their age have easy access to food and toys, these children must work for their basic needs by selling lottery tickets or balloons, and by collecting bottles and cans.

“Everyone deserves some fun. I'm glad that we've brought joy and smiles to the faces of these precocious children. They enjoyed simple fun-filled activities such as playing outdoor games and swimming at the water park,” said Mr. Chen Lian Pang, CEO of CapitaLand Vietnam.

Aside from sponsoring the park entry fees for the children and caretakers of the Rosary Center, CapitaLand Vietnam sponsored breakfast and lunch as well and gave them a goodie bag filled with daily necessities such as notebooks, rice, instant noodles, cakes, and milk.

CapitaLand Vietnam has been actively involved in helping the community, and organizing this picnic for the children of the Rosary Center in Ho Chi Minh City is just one of CapitaLand Vietnam’s CSR activities.

CapitaLand has now built three CapitaLand Hope Schools in Vietnam. They provide quality education to about 650 underprivileged students each year, in Phu Tho, Long An, and Hung Yen provinces. Other CSR initiatives include blood donation drives, first-aid training, book donation, and festive activities for underprivileged children. As a group, CapitaLand contributes up to 0.5% of its net operating profit annually to the CapitaLand Hope Foundation, its philanthropic arm, to promote the social growth and development of underprivileged children by giving them education, healthcare, and shelter.   

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