October 24, 2016

BASF and Nippon Paint improve Learning Environment in Needy Areas of Vietnam for Second Year

Painting sponsorship for five needy schools in Trà Vinh, Hậu Giang and Đồng Nai provinces as part of three year partnership 

Nearly 850 school children benefit from 2015 to 2016

Four out of the five schools are from remote areas about 50-60 km away from the centers of Trà Vinh and Hậu Giang provinces. In these districts approximately 15-20% of the population earns from VND300,000-400,000 per person per month. Poverty and other challenges of development prevent many children in these areas from studying. Meanwhile, the school in Biên Hòa, Đồng Nai houses more than 3,000 students and holds three shifts per day. All of the schools require maintenance and safety improvements. By offering sponsorship, BASF and Nippon Paint aim to provide safe, suitable and hygienic learning environments for the students.

The initiative is facilitated by Saigon Children’s Charity CIO. Its “School Building and Learning Environments” program has built more than 350 classrooms, and benefited thousands of students from kindergarten up to secondary levels, since it was established in 1992.

“A well-educated young generation is important to BASF, so education is one of the core elements of our corporate citizenship efforts. We work with our partners to provide education to the needy children in Vietnam and to develop the leaders of the next generation. The partnership with Nippon Paint underlines our commitment to help improve quality of life for the neighboring community,” said Tanachart Ralsiripong, Managing Director, BASF Vietnam.
“Our corporate social responsibility activities offer Nippon Paint a platform to do something meaningful for the community and the environment. We believe the best way to contribute to our society is with our painting solutions and expertise, backed by the skills and passion of our employees. This distinction validates our efforts toward making a substantial and lasting impact in communities. We also wanted a project that would build pride and inspire participation among our employees, allowing us to give back to our local community,” said Mr. Ee Soon Hean, General Director of Nippon Paint Vietnam.

Nippon Paint Vietnam has been active in multiple community projects. Since 2014, the company has painted more than 100 needy houses in Ho Chi Minh City in partnership with Galaxy Cinema and YanTV. It has recently launched a TV reality show entitled “Tổ ấm hạnh phúc” (Happy House) on the popular HTV7 channel, attracting a number of celebrities including Xuân Lan, Đàm Vĩnh Hưng, Kim Xuân. Over 1,600 liters of paint valued at VND 300 milion have been donated to the program.

BASF Vietnam has partnered with Ho Chi Minh City Department of Education & Training since 2011 to bring Kids’ Lab, an interactive education program, to almost 2,500 primary students. The company also worked with Saigon Children’s Charity CIO to sponsor a school renovation project in Tập Ngãi district, Trà Vinh province to help 75 kids go to school and offer full scholarship to eight university students from needy families for their four years of studies.

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