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The Coca-Cola Foundation and CFC Vietnam hand over 11 water filtration systems to secondary schools in Danang

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Marking a significant milestone for the “Clean Drinking Water for Secondary Schools” project which aims to enhance water access and raise awareness on clean water.

The Coca-Cola Foundation, the global philanthropic arm of The Coca-Cola Company, in partnership with the Department of Education and Training of Danang City and the Center for Consultancy on Family Health & Community Development (CFC Vietnam) today celebrated a handover ceremony for 11 water filtration systems for secondary schools across Danang at Do Dang Tuyen Secondary School (Thanh Khe, Da Nang). This brings the total number of water filtration systems provided by the “Clean Drinking Water for Secondary Schools” project to Danang up to 39, with a total grant of over 500,000 USD contributed by The Coca-Cola Foundation since 2018. The event represents a significant milestone for the project after 7 years of implementation, standing as a crucial component of The Coca-Cola Foundation’s overarching commitment to sustainable development across its three key pillars: Economy, Environment, and Community Support.

Beyond the symbolic handover of water filtration systems to schools, the event also introduced the “Water Buddy” competition to all participating students and teachers, injecting an interactive element that sparked enthusiasm and engagement in water-related initiatives. Furthermore, the ceremony provided a platform to reflect on the remarkable accomplishments of the “Clean Drinking Water for Secondary Schools” project, which aims to enhance access to clean water and raise awareness about water utilization and conservation in secondary schools across Da Nang city.

The “Clean Drinking Water for Schools in Vietnam” project, officially launched in October 2017, is a collaboration between The Coca-Cola Foundation and CFC Vietnam. The project aims to provide a clean drinking water source and implement education programs on personal hygiene and environmental sanitation to help prevent diseases. Through the implementation and handover of tap water filtration systems, the project also contributes to mitigating many urgent problems related to children’s lack of access to clean water and proper sanitation conditions to ensure health safety.

In Danang, after 7 years of implementation, the “Clean Drinking Water for Schools in Vietnam” project has been actively coordinated by the Danang City People’s Committee, departments, agencies, and the People’s Committees of districts to ensure quick procedures for receiving, operating, and handing over according to regulations. The project has been highly appreciated by management staff, teachers, students, and parents of students at the beneficiary schools, contributing to the school in ensuring a clean drinking water source and taking better care of students’ health. Besides, the project also contributes to increasing the access to clean drinking water for the community around these schools.

Saadia Madsbjerg, President of The Coca-Cola Foundation and Vice President Community Affairs, said: “The Coca-Cola Foundation is deeply committed to providing safe drinking water to water-stressed communities. We are grateful to partner with local communities in Vietnam to turn this commitment into a reality in their schools. Additionally, our efforts aim to improve community health, raise awareness about smart water use, and address the broader challenges of water resilience.”

“We are delighted with the achievements from the 7-year collaboration between CFC Vietnam and The Coca-Cola Foundation, which has significantly improved health and hygiene standards in secondary schools throughout the city of Danang. Backed by the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation, we hope that more students and teachers will have access to clean drinking water that meets the strict technical standards of the United States,” said Nguyen Thi Hoang Anh, director of Center for Family Health and Community Development, CFC Vietnam.

Mr. Tran Nguyen Minh Thanh, deputy director of the Danang City Department of Education and Training, said, “We are delighted that 39 secondary schools are receiving direct drinking water filtration systems. The Danang City Department of Education and Training highly appreciates the support of The Coca-Cola Foundation and looks forward to the project’s continued expansion to support other secondary schools in Danang.”

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