Tan Hiep Phat Continues to Join Efforts in Caring for Children to "Steadily Go to School"
150 gifts, each worth 2 million VND, were given to students in challenging circumstances in Hau Giang province in the "Connecting with love - Steadfastly going to school" program supported by Tan Hiep Phat Company through coordination with Red Cross in Hau Giang province last weekend.
“I dream of one day buying a canoe again to take my grandchild to school”
Although the program started at 9:00 a.m., parents and their children were already present at the Provincial Party Committee’s Propaganda Department Hall by 7:00 a.m. to await Tan Hiep Phat Company’s arrival with gifts.
Sitting in front of the hall, 73-year-old Mrs. Duong Thi Tam, residing in Vi Dong commune, Vi Thuy district, said that she felt "so happy that I couldn't sleep" these past few days since hearing the news that her grandchild had a gift.
|Mrs. Duong Thi Tam shared about her family's situation.|
Mrs. Tam's grandchild, H.H.Y.V, is currently in 4th grade. V.'s parents have broken up. His mother went to work far away. V. lives with her grandparents. Vy's mother sends Mr. and Mrs. Tam 1.5 million VND every month to help with the child's education.
“I have a heart disease. A few years ago, I had to sell a few lots of land to go to Can Tho for heart surgery. Running out of land, my husband and I had to live in the fields, making a living by picking vegetables to sell, earning only 40-50 thousand a day. The other day, I used the money I saved from the beginning of the year to buy a new canoe for 3.5 million to go to the market and take my grandchild to school more safely but it was unfortunately stolen" Mrs. Tam lamented.
Ms. Tam said that the two of them took an old and worn-out canoe to the market to park it to an acquaintance and then took a motorbike taxi to get here.
"I'm very happy. I’ve worked hard but can only buy enough food to get through the day. Today, I receive a gift from a benefactor. I will take my grandchild to buy her a new outfit for the beginning of this school year. I just wish that one day I would have enough money to buy a new boat for my child to go to school. Since my house is in the middle of the field, which is 2km from school. So I have to take the boat to bring my grandchild to school every day," Ms. Tam revealed her plans for the both of them.
|Mrs. Chin said she was so happy that she decided to take a day off from selling sticky rice to take her grandchild to receive gifts.|
Also facing difficult circumstances is Ms. Nguyen Thi Chin residing in area 3, Long My town. Mr. and Mrs. Chin do not have fields or gardens to cultivate but only rely on the market to survive day by day.
Mrs. Chin's grandchild is P.N.A, studying in class 4A6 at Thuan An primary school, Long My town. She said that every year her grandchild receives a certificate of merit for being a good student.
Her father passed away. Her mother remarried and A. lived with her grandparents. The family has no land. So Mr. and Mrs. Chin wake up at 4:00 a.m. to cook sticky rice, and at 6:30 a.m. they take it to the market to sell. If they can't sell it all, they go out and sell it on the street. Mrs. Chin said that she has to take care of A. and also her maternal grandchild because her daughter worked far away.
"Today I went to receive gifts so I took a day off from selling sticky rice," Mrs. Chin said with a smile. “The two of us took a motorbike taxi at 7am. I am very happy because the gift is the equivalent of what both my husband and I earned from selling sticky rice all month. After receiving the gift, I will take my grandchild to the market for a bowl of pho," Mrs. Chin said.
Efforts to be of service to society when caring for and protecting children
Sharing at the gift giving ceremony, Mr. David Charles Riddle - Representative of Tan Hiep Phat Company emphasized: "The gifts not only have material values but also motivate and encourage children to develop their spirit of "nothing is impossible": working hard to overcome difficulties; studying hard towards a better future".
|Mr. Tran Van Huyen, Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Hau Giang Provincial People's Council and Mr. David Riddle, representative of Tan Hiep Phat Company, presented gifts to students|
Mr. Tran Van Huyen, Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Provincial Party Committee, Chairman of Hau Giang Provincial People's Council sent his thanks to Tan Hiep Phat Company for not only investing in the factory, creating jobs for workers, contributing to promoting promote local economic development but also pay special attention to students in challenging circumstances in Hau Giang province.
At the same time, he reminds students to continue their efforts to overcome difficulties to pursue their studies as education and qualifications are the foundation to improve their lives and to have a solid future. “If you have any difficulties, please contact the relevant agencies, the Provincial Party Committee and the People's Committee of Hau Giang province. We will join hands with the children. The provincial leaders’ view is: “Not under any circumstances or difficulty, should children have to drop out of school," Mr. Huyen shared.
With the motto "Dedicating the best to children", at the beginning of the last school year, especially during the Mid-Autumn Festival, Tan Hiep Phat Company gifted more than 30,000 moon cakes and about 30,000 cases of products such as Number 1 Soya Calcium soy milk to children and students from provinces and cities across the country so they can have more joy and energy to strive for the new school year.
|Mr. David Riddle affirmed: "For Tan Hiep Phat, taking care of children is not a charitable activity but a responsibility to the community in general, children in particular and it is an obligation to be of service to society."|
Tan Hiep Phat Company's efforts to care for and protect children, especially children in difficult circumstances, do not stop at the word "charity". Mr. David Riddle shared: "We always try to directly reach the children, especially those living in compassionate, social service facilities because they are the most vulnerable individuals in society due to their special circumstances".
|Children at home shelters sponsored monthly by Tan Hiep Phat Company.|
Walking the talk, since the beginning of 2023, Tan Hiep Phat has sponsored 11 more home shelters in Binh Duong with a total monthly support value of 200 million VND, including 95 million in cash and 600 cases of beverages. In particular, Tan Hiep Phat also supports an additional 50 million VND per month for Huynh Tieu Huong shelter to pay for meals for students attending middle and high school.
Previously, at the end of 2022 when Tan Hiep Phat sponsored 50 children orphaned by the Covid pandemic, in the presence of their families and the media, the Company's leaders promised to provide mentorship for the children throughout the coming years, not just simply "material sponsorship".
Keeping its commitment, on special occasions such as holidays, Tan Hiep Phat has meaningful activities for the children. Most recently, on the occasion of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Mr. David Riddle - representative of the Company's leadership led a group of employees to visit and give gifts to 50 children, making their relatives very happy and deeply moved by Tan Hiep Phat's persevering companionship with the family of each child both financially and emotionally over the past year.
|Mr. Hang Huu Nghia (standing in the back row) with his wife and children were deeply moved by Tan Hiep Phat Company's compassionate care for his family and two children.|
Mr. Hang Huu Nghia (67 years old, working as a delivery person) is the grandfather of two children, H.N.X and H.Q.V - orphaned by the Covid epidemic, staying at Phu Lam Residence, District 6, shared with overwhelming emotions: "Every month there is a staff member of Tan Hiep Phat group came to visit the two children, took them out to eat, play and also did homework with them. On occasions such as Lunar New Year, Children's Day and now Mid-Autumn Festival, Tan Hiep Phat's Acting CEO and staff come to visit, the children, my husband and I are very happy. We thank the Company for their companionship and support toward my family in raising my grandchildren to be good people."
Many relatives who are the mothers, fathers, and grandparents of the afore-mentioned orphans are unemployed or are scrap collectors, street coffee vendors, delivery shippers. Each person has his or her own situation, but they all expressed their joy and appreciation for Tan Hiep Phat Company's comprehensive care for their families.
Tan Hiep Phat is just a typical example among many businesses that increasingly pay special attention to children as a way to be of service to society and the country for the goal of "one hundred years of growing people".
As Mrs. Le Thanh Hang, mother of 3 children who had lost their father and suffered from hearing loss, vision loss, and neurological disorders said, "The children and I are all very happy when employees of Tan Hiep Phat group always come to visit us, checking in on our health and give encouragement to the whole family. The company not only provides monthly financial support for me to raise my three children, but also accompanies and encourages each child to strive in life in the face of difficulties and illnesses. So I am very happy and feel comforted a lot."
“For Tan Hiep Phat, taking care of children is not a charity activity but a responsibility to the community in general, children in particular and the obligation to be of service to society, which is the core value we set right from the first day of establishment" - Mr. David Riddle emphasized.
That is also the philosophy that many Vietnamese businesses will continue to affirm their commitments to do business responsibly with the community in general, children in particular and to be of service to society.
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