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Shinhan Charity Bike Run benefits underprivileged Vietnamese students
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Shinhan Charity Bike Run benefits underprivileged Vietnamese students

Underprivileged students in Duc Hoa District, Long An Province receive bicycles from Shinhan Bank - PHOTO: COURTESY OF SHINHAN BANK

Charity Bike Run is one of Shinhan Bank Vietnam Ltd’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility activities to present bicycles to underprivileged students in rural communities in northern and southern Vietnam. This year, the Charity Bike Run was held in Duc Hoa District, Long An Province and Tan Cuong Commune, Vinh Phuc Province.

This is the fifth year Shinhan Bank has held the Charity Bike Run to provide poor students with means of transport to have a good preparation for the upcoming school year.

The outstanding point of this volunteer activity was that Shinhan Bank staff themselves rode these bicycles around six kilometers to the ceremony .

The Charity Bike Run 2018 delivered 70 new bikes to unprivileged students in Duc Hoa and 90 new bikes to students in Tan Cuong. The total value was around VND400 million (US$17,500).

Shin Dong Min, CEO of Shinhan Bank, said: “The Charity Bike Run has been one of Shinhan Bank’s annual meaningful corporate social responsibility activities. Although the bike is small compared to the hardship and the learning spirit of the students, we always try to contribute and support wholeheartedly to the local community.”

Also at the ceremony, a student in the fifth grade at Nguyen Van Phuc Primary School in Duc Hoa District said: “I have used my grandmother’s old bike to go to school but it has broken down. My new school is around seven kilometers from home and I am worried about how I could go to school. Fortunately, Shinhan Bank has given me a new bike. With this new bike, I can go to school faster than normal.”

Shinhan Bank has held other annual charity projects for underprivileged people in rural areas every Lunar New Year and Mid-Autumn Festival.

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