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Digiworld and a busy year with CSR programs

By Minh Tuan

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HCMC – Vietnam has faced many challenges and uncertainties over the past year, including the Covid-19 pandemic, economic downturn, increased unemployment rate and natural disasters. In this context, this was a year that Digiworld JSC carried out the biggest number of corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs to help the community overcome difficulties.

With a thorough goal of becoming a business that develops sustainably, Digiworld has fostered its CSR activities with numerous meaningful and practical programs, contributing to the development of the community and the society.

Support for frontline health workers amid Covid-19

When the Covid-19 pandemic spread quickly in March 2020, Digiworld immediately donated 10 tons of necessities comprising toothbrushes, toothpaste, laundry liquid and fabric softener to frontline doctors and nurses to assist them in the fight against Covid-19.

The necessities were delivered to Hospital of Vietnam National University – Hanoi on March 20, the Military School of the Capital High Command and the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases on March 23 and the 115 Emergency Center of HCMC and the quarantine center of District 7 Hospital on March 25.

Digiworld’s employees eagerly took part in the transport and delivery of the necessities to the hospitals. They also used their own money, out of compassion, to buy milk for doctors at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases who were infected with Covid-19 while treating Covid-19 patients.

“We know that you have worked very hard. We know that you have spent many sleepless nights at the hospital. You have spent many days without a family meal. You sweat behind the face masks and protective gear. You have sacrificed so much for us and millions of Vietnamese people. We would like to say thank you for everything that you have done. You will not be alone in this fight. Your colleagues will take care of you. We and millions of Vietnamese people will always be by your side,” the Digiworld staff said in a letter sent to frontline doctors and nurses.

“Run for green sprouts” program

The second marathon event named “Run for green sprouts” took place in SALA urban area in District 2, HCMC on January 24, 2021. The event attracted over 600 runners, comprising Digiworld’s employees and partners, as well as their families and friends.

With over 600 participants, each equivalent to 1,000 green sprouts, Digiworld collaborated with the Community Service Center of HCMC to give 600,000 green sprouts to locals in Tay Giang, a mountainous district of Quang Nam Province.

Quang Nam was one of the central provinces hit the hardest by storms and floods late last year. The livelihoods of local residents have been severely affected after their houses and crops were destroyed.

The “Run for green sprouts” program aims to help the people in Quang Nam recover their production and stabilize their life after natural disasters.

Funding for the program came from Digiworld’s budget and contribution from the runners as each of them donated VND200,000 at the marathon event.

The second marathon event “Run for green sprouts” attracts over 600 runners

“This is a very meaningful program. Firstly, physical activities like running help us improve our heath, thus enjoying life, developing our career, providing better care for our family and contributing more for the society. Besides, each participant contributed 1,000 green sprouts to help people affected by storms and floods in the central region,” a runner said.

“This is the first time that I have participated in the “Run for green sprouts” program. This is a very meaningful and wonderful Sunday morning. Firstly, we can contribute green sprouts to needy people. Secondly, we can improve our health and have the chance to meet other people,” Tran Thi Kim Linh, winner of the 5-kilometer distance for women, shared.

“Last year, I took part in the program and won the 5-kilometer distance. Over the past year, I have practiced very hard and I want to spread a message that health is the most important thing. I hope that the next “Run for green sprouts” program will feature the 21-kilometer distance for me to compete,” said Huynh Ngoc Lien, runner-up of the 10-kilometer distance for women.

In the first “Run for green sprouts” program that took place in 2019, with each participant, Digiworld contributed one tree for Can Gio forest. In the next program, the company expects to grant scholarships to poor children in mountainous regions.

“Incubate green sprouts of hope” program

“Incubate green sprouts of hope” is a CSR program for December which is the birth month of Digiworld.

In celebration of its 23rd birthday, Digiworld organized the “Incubate green sprouts of hope” program in December 2020 to give 5,000 milk cans worth VND1.2 billion in total to disadvantaged children and patients in 10 localities.

During the program, some 100 employees of Digiworld distributed milk to underprivileged people at Kinh 7 Hospital in Kien Giang Province, Mai Tam Orphanage, the Social Protection Center No. 3 – Hanoi, Mai Tien Shelter in Dong Nai Province, Mother’s Love Orphanage – Kien Giang, Gary Orphanage and the Ba Vi Center for the Elderly and Children with Disabilities.

Digiworld also donated milk to poor people in Quang Truc Commune, Tuy Duc District, Dak Nong Province; A Mu Sung Commune, Bat Xat District, Lao Cai Province and Ban May Commune, Hoang Su Phi District, Ha Giang Province.

“We always fight for equality. However, we always know that life is unfair. We can only contribute to creating a fairer life by sharing and loving more,” To Hong Trang, deputy general director for organization and development of Digiworld, shared.

“This is a very meaningful program. I had the chance to meet people that are not as lucky as me. The program also helps people in the company understand each other more,” an employee of Digiworld said.

Based on the success and effectiveness of and strong support for these CSR programs, Digiworld expects to continue carrying out more meaningful and practical programs this year, when the Covid-19 pandemic still negatively affects all socioeconomic aspects.

Heading towards sustainable development and humane contributions for the society is Digiworld’s vision. CSR programs also inspire the employees to take part more in community-based activities, strengthen their unity and promote Digiworld’s core values: commitment, responsibility and efficiency.

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