Skretting Vietnam presents nearly 1300 scholarships to low-income kids in farming areas in 2018
From 16th July to 16th August, Skretting Vietnam presented nearly 1300 scholarships to children from low-income families in farming areas. This is part of the Company's CSR initiatives focusing on education, environment protection for local communities of Skretting in Vietnam from Central to Ca Mau province, and is called ''Skretting gets kids to school''.
Since 2011, the company delivered more than 10,000 scholarships to children in community development programmes that provide positive impacts for schools in farming areas.
The ceremonies were held in the presence of Skretting representatives, local government officers, Skretting customers, scholarship recipients, their teachers and parents in 10 provinces in nationwide.
Addressing the audience, Ms Thuy Van, Marketing & Communication Manager of Skretting Vietnam, said: ''We are committed to contribute to the education environment since this is one of the important factors to improve living standards and ensure sustainable development of the community. We are very pleased to travel with local government officers, wholesalers to implement this activity for the seventh year''.
This year, the gifts were packed in recycled Skretting-bags collected from customers. Skretting is working to encourage farmers and local people to use recycled bags and limit the use of plastic bags to protect the environment. This way, we can decrease the amount of waste that goes to landfills which play a major role in the destruction of our environment.
The scholarship aims to motivate children to advance their studies and help their parents to cover part of the education costs. The company expects this support to encourage children to continue their education accumulating knowledge that will benefit their future.
This initiative is inspired by our mission of 'Feeding the future''.
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Productive employment and decent work are key elements to achieving sustainable economic growth and poverty reduction.
At Skretting we provide employees with a safe and secure working environment through the
implementation of HSE Standards as well as our Code of Ethics which clearly outlines
our zero tolerance approach to discrimination and child labour.