Ba Ria Vung Tau Province, May 27th, 2019: Celebrating Children’s Day 2019, SCG has brought a special festival to Ba Ria Vung Tau School for Disable Children under the theme of “Circular Economy in Daily Life”. For the first time, children of the school has been exposed to a series of exciting edu-tainment activities to learn about the new idea of living green. 

With the commitment to support for local community where SCG has operation, as the sponsor of Ba Ria Vung Tau School for Disable Children for the past 9 years, SCG has consistently organized Children’s Day Celebration for the school on annual basis. This year’s effort continues the company’s journey to develop young generation of the province. 

Mr. Soros Khlongcoengsan, HR Director of Long Son Petrochemicals, as subsidiary of Vietnam, shared at the event: “As the regional sustainable business leader, SCG takes pride to be a pioneer in circular economy practice which aligns with our sustainable development policy. In the world, there are many countries apply circular economy to grow sustainably, and many companies have followed this guideline to create better and greener products. Hence, SCG would like to introduce this concept in Vietnam, firstly to the local community of Ba Ria Vung Tau – the location of our flagship project Long Son Petrochemical Complex, aiming toward a greener future for the community here”. 

Currently, the Circular Economy concept is widely applied by many organization, which is the system aimed at minimize waste, maximizing potential usage of resources, utilizing the waste material into recycle as cycle loop system. This concept is also in line with the government’s direction to protect environment. On this occassion, Ba Ria Vung Tau children has an opportunity to learn about this concept through various excited and engaging activities, from trash sorting to trash recycle exhibition, and simple quiz games to get them understand, and pick on good environmental habit.

Nguyen Mạnh Tinh lớp 5KT (10 years old) happily shared: “We always wish for a better living condition with greener spaces and less waste. Here, we are taught to make our school cleaner and more beautiful by small things. So I was very eager to join the recycle exhibition because I am very surprised that we can create recycle things by ourselves and make it more value instead of throwing it away. I believe that my work is useful for the environment protection.”

Moreover, to support the environmental education at school, SCG also donates trash bins for waste sorting and decorate the campus with attractive and simple environmental-educated content. 

Mr. Nguyen Huu Dung, Head Master of the School for Disable Children of Ba Ria Vung Tau shared: “Environmental education is one of the latest topics for our province and government direction for our school. We are also looking for ways to incorporate this content into the curriculum of our special students. The activity brought by SCG today is a good kick-start for us to roll out this agenda in the years to come and we continue to apply and inspire the students, teachers, and local community to apply in the daily life.”  

“Children are the creators our country in the future. Therefore, SCG commits to support this generation to develop healthily and happily, to become responsible and sustainable citizens of Ba Ria Vung Tau who can contribute to the province’s and the country’s better future.”, added Mr. Soros Khlongcoengsan

SCG is known as a leading conglomerate who has contributed greatly to the human development in Vietnam through various projects including SCG Sharing The Dream Scholarship giving more than 4000 scholarships across 10 years in Vietnam, SCG Sharing The Dream Playground building 4 large-scale playgrounds for children in Ho Chi Minh City and Ba Ria Vung Tau, “Kick & Share by SCG” – a series of football clinics happening across the countries in the past few years, inviting students from all across Ba Ria Vung Tau Province to cheer the football matches and join other mini games before the matches and many other initiatives.