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Savills Vietnam teams up with AMA Education Foundation

Released at: 08:38, 14/11/2019

Savills Vietnam teams up with AMA Education Foundation

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Two work together to provide training and facilities to struggling students.

by Ngoc Lan

Savills Vietnam has partnered with not-for-profit organization the AMA Education Foundation to provide education and professional skills training.

This first initiative with AMA stems from the “AMA - Savills Computer Room” at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Education’s dorm, which provides disadvantaged students with a comfortable place to study, complete with eight computers and a mini library.

Mr. Neil MacGregor, Managing Director of Savills Vietnam, said that as universities in Vietnam increasingly introduce computer-based learning into their curriculum, the gap between students who can readily afford computer access and those who cannot has widened. “Our goal is to provide computer access to as many students as possible,” he said. “Committing to our ‘Savills Cares’ campaign, we frequently host training courses for AMA students to provide them with essential professional skills and also offer internship opportunities at the Savills HCMC office. Industry experts host monthly training sessions, covering a variety of skills for personal and professional development.”

Founded in 2012 by Peter W. Mach, AMA’s core mission is to support Vietnamese students throughout the country via financial aid, mentorship, and development.

In addition to AMA, Savills Vietnam has cooperated with Blue Dragon since 2013 in various charity activities, including financial and resource support aimed at enhancing children’s well-being. With a mutual focus on education, Blue Dragon and AMA are supported by the “Savills Cares” campaign throughout Vietnam.

Launched in 2017, “Savills Cares” redirects industry award fees to help disadvantaged local people. Charities for the underprivileged around the country have received increased donations as a direct result of the “Savills Cares” campaign, solidifying the company’s commitment to the community. In Vietnam for over 24 years, Savills Vietnam understands that active corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an integral part of a company’s success. “Savills Vietnam has a strong commitment to CSR activities - the ‘Savills Cares’ campaign is a vital part of our ongoing strategy,” said Mr. Troy Griffiths, Deputy Managing Director of Savills Vietnam.

Savills Vietnam was recognized at the 2019 CSR Recognition Awards held by the American Chamber of Commerce in Vietnam in October.

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