Quang Ninh, 31 August 2020, a total of 170 disadvantaged students in Cam Pha city, Quang Ninh Province, were presented with scholarships worth VND1,000,000 each from AES Mong Duong Power Company to mark the new school year 2020-2021. The scholarships were provided in collaboration with the Organization for Disadvantaged Children in Quang Ninh. The ceremony was held in Mong Duong ward with the presence of representatives from Mong Duong People’s Committee, AES Mong Duong, and local schools in the area.
This is the fourth consecutive year the company has implemented the scholarship program, aiming to motivate students to advance their studies and help to cover a part of the educational costs at the beginning of the new school year. The scholarship package, which is worth a total of VND170 million, was presented to students at schools in five wards and communes in Cam Pha city, including Mong Duong, Cam Hai, Cong Hoa, Cua Ong and Duong Huy.
On behalf of the Organization for Disadvantaged Children in Quang Ninh, Mr. Truong Manh Hung, Director said: “I would like to express our sincere thanks to AES Mong Duong. The scholarships are a meaningful gift to disadvantaged students of five wards and communes in Cam Pha city.”
Speaking about the initiative, Mr. Kevin Pierce, Plant Manager of Mong Duong 2 Power Plant, said: “Education is always one of the top priorities of AES Mong Duong’s CSR program. This year we are honored to work again with our close partner the Organization for Disadvantaged Children in Quang Ninh Province to deliver this scholarship program. We are committed to supporting educational initiatives and hope the scholarships will motivate students in their studies for the new school year.”
In the last four years, AES Mong Duong has collaborated with the Organization for Disadvantaged Children in Quang Ninh to present scholarships to nearly 600 students, worth a total of nearly VND750 million, to improve the conditions for the studies. In June 2020, the company also announced its Back to School Support CSR program after the COVID-19 pandemic, which benefitted 1,500 students at the Mong Duong High School and Nguyen Trai Elementary School in Cam Pha city.
The educational support packages are part of the company’s CSR program, which has been carried out since 2012. A total of 130 CSR initiatives, valued at more than VND12 billion, have been implemented, focusing on four main pillars – Health, Education, Livelihoods and Infrastructure – and ensure a long-lasting impact in improving the lives of people in local communities.