October 02, 2017

Diageo Vietnam handovers computers to poor students in Ninh Thuan

 Shivam Misra, General Manager of Diageo Vietnam, hands over the symbolic board of computer donation to a leader of Ninh Thuan Province Department of Education and Training. Photo: Huu Phuong.

Diageo Vietnam Co., Ltd. (Diageo Vietnam) in collaboration with Ninh Thuan Province Department of Education and Training has donated 108 used computers (including 103 laptops and 5 desktops) for students from schools in the province on occasion of the new school year 2017-2018.
Shivam Misra, General Manager of Diageo Vietnam, said the computers would be installed at the schools and training centers in the province with an aim to help students and teachers here access more tools to improve the quality of teaching and learning.
“We look forward to contributing to the quality of education in the local communities where we operate by enabling children to interact with technology, improve knowledge, remove barriers and grasp opportunities to have a brighter future,” Misra said.

 Representatives of schools in Ninh Thuan receives sponsor gifts from Diageo Vietnam. Photo: Huu Phuong 

Mr. Nguyen Anh Linh, Deputy Director of Ninh Thuan Province Department of Education and Training, said that after receiving this donation from Diageo, the Department will start coordinating with schools and training centers in the province to assemble computers, enabling students to study well. “We have worked with Diageo to examine the used computers to make sure that they still work well before being handled over to the units. We look forward to continuing to receive supports from the business community in improving the quality of teaching and learning here,” he said.
Previously, Diageo had also donated hundreds of used computers to help many students, students and people with disabilities throughout the country who for the first time have their own computers for working and studying.
Considering community support activities as part of the company’s operation strategy, Diageo Vietnam has implemented a number of charity projects. . In addition to the used computer donation project, the company has run the “Water of Life” program, helping thousands of families and students in schools in remote areas of Ninh Thuan have access to clean water since 2011.

 Mr. Shivam Misra gives a speech at the hand-over ceremony in Ninh Thuan Province. Photo: Huu Phuong

Moreover, Diageo Vietnam strongly supports efforts to empower women via carrying out the community investment project namely “Plan W – Empowering women through learning”. Diageo invests VND16 billion within 5 years in Vietnam in order to help Vietnamese women define themselves and raise their voice in the society as well as to support gender equality activities of the Government in 2013-2017
Diageo is the world’s leading drinks business. With global vision and feasible marketing strategies for every local market, Diageo inspires consumers an outstanding collection of alcoholic beverage brands across spirits, wines and beer categories such as Smirnoff, Guinness, Johnnie Walker, Baileys, J&B, Cuervo, Ciroc, The Singleton, Gordon’s, Zacapa, Ketel One, Captain Morgan, Tanqueray, rượu vang Beaulieu Vineyard and Sterling Vineyards. Diageo has products sold in over 180 markets all over the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DEG) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). For more information on Diageo, Diageo’s talents and brands owned by Diageo, visit the website www.diageo.com
A 100% foreign-invested enterprise owned by Diageo plc., Diageo Vietnam officially started its business in 2007. Diageo Vietnam is the strategic partner of Hanoi Liquor Joint Stock Co. (Halico) with Vodka Hanoi brand. It also partners with Saigon Beer-Alcohol- Beverage Joint Stock Corporation with Wall Street brand.
Ai Lien

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