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Vietnamese students empowered at SCG Sharing The Dream ASEAN Camp

Released at: 17:28, 03/09/2019

Vietnamese students empowered at SCG Sharing The Dream ASEAN Camp

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73 students from seven ASEAN countries attend five-day program on sustainability in Bangkok.

by Khanh Chi

In line with its vision to cooperate with all sectors in ASEAN towards a sustainable future, for the first time SCG last week brought 73 students from seven countries across ASEAN to the five-day SCG Sharing The Dream ASEAN Camp 2019 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Participants were selected from beneficiaries of the SCG Sharing The Dream scholarship, who are not only academically excellent but also have strong will and passion to create a better future for their communities.

“At SCG, we believe individuals and the young generation are the foundation of a country’s development,” said Mr. Roongrote Rangsiyopash, Chairman and CEO of SCG. “As the ASEAN region and the world are facing many challenges caused by negative environmental impacts, SCG focuses its efforts on cooperation to promote a circular economy, with a series of zero-waste projects.”

“As a company that has operations across ASEAN, SCG is proud to host a program that reaches the passionate young generation in regional countries. This will be a good start for young people from the region to bond and learn to live, work, and share together towards a sustainable future for everyone. I believe these young people, with the right mindset, will be a driving force in creating positive change in their own communities.”

Throughout the five-day program, students were trained on leadership mindsets in a challenging era. They learned how to recognize their own values by acknowledging others, to develop leadership skills by becoming first a good follower, to contribute to the society where they live in, and to network and unite towards a common goal.

SCG led the way to a circular economy by introducing participants to its practical projects using the concept, including the Recycled Plastic Road and the Fish House Project, which use recycled PE100 plastic from SCG.

Two representatives from each country were also given a chance to raise their voice at the ASEAN Sustainable Development Symposium - an annual international conference held by SCG - about a particular environmental issue in their countries.

From Thailand, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Cambodia, the Philippines, and Vietnam, participants showed their passion and determination to address various environmental challenges the region is facing, including plastic waste, air pollution, water shortages, water pollution, deforestation, ocean waste, and climate change.

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