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CapitaLand Vietnam organizes picnic for underprivileged children
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CapitaLand Vietnam organizes picnic for underprivileged children

CapitaLand Vietnam organized a picnic at Dam Sen Water Park on July 31 for 70 street children from the Rosary Centre, a local charity that supports underprivileged children in HCMC.

CapitaLand Vietnam carried out this activity for the children to enjoy a fun day outdoors before they began their evening school term.

These children, who are mostly orphans and from poor families, are considered one of the most underprivileged in Vietnam. Leading their lives in harsh conditions, these children have to work extra hard to support themselves and, in many cases, their parents or relatives too. While other children at their age enjoy food and toys, these children must work for their basic needs by selling lottery tickets and balloons, and collecting bottles and cans.
“Everyone deserves some fun and I am glad that we brought joy and smiles to the faces of these precocious children as they enjoyed simple fun-filled activities such as outdoor games and swimming at the water park,” Chen Lian Pang, CEO of CapitaLand Vietnam said.

Besides sponsoring the park entry fees for the children and caretakers of the Rosary Centre, CapitaLand Vietnam sponsored breakfast and lunch as well as a goodie bag containing daily necessities such as notebooks, rice, instant noodles, cakes and milk for the children to enjoy with their families.

CapitaLand Vietnam has been actively involved in helping the community, and organizing this picnic for the children of the Rosary Centre in HCMC is just one of CapitaLand Vietnam’s CSR activities.

CapitaLand has now built three CapitaLand Hope Schools in Vietnam that provide quality education to about 650 underprivileged students each year, in Phu Tho, Long An and Hung Yen provinces. Other CSR initiatives include blood donation drives, first-aid training, books donation and festive activities for underprivileged children.

As a group, CapitaLand contributes up to 0.5% of its net operating profit annually to the CapitaLand Hope Foundation, its philanthropic arm, to promote the social growth and development of underprivileged children with respect to their education, healthcare and shelter needs.

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