On May 5 2018, ANZ – the largest foreign bank in the Greater Mekong Region and one of the first foreign banks to open, and has been in Vietnam since 1993 have completed Project 3E (Educate – Enrich – Employ) in partnership with Saigon Children’s Charity CIO (saigonchildren), providing access to quality schooling in a sustainable way in Long My District, Hau Giang Province
Representatives from ANZ and Saigonchildren in the ribbon-cutting ceremony
The Opening Ceremony of Thuan Hoa 2 Kindergarten and Primary School in Long My District is a milestone that marks the successful completion of Project 3E after 4 years. The contribution that ANZ has made to this community throughout 4 years has improved the lives of local children and stand as a proud symbol of ANZ’s commitment to “shape a world where people and communities thrive”.
Students of Thuan Hoa 2 Primary School
Over a four-year period, the initiative has focused on uplifting the schooling infrastructure of the entire Long My District of Hau Giang province, making a meaningful difference to 4,000 children. With the long term commitment and wonderful support from ANZ since 2014, there are 10 schools constructed with 30 classrooms, benefiting 878 students; 900 disadvantaged students have been sponsored with scholarships; 1,923 children benefitted from the upgrade of IT equipment and facilities at their schools. Up to now, there are 3,710 children benefitted from the 3E project and many more in the coming years. 4000 children and 4000 families (close to 15,000 people) are provided with better hopes for their future.
Mr. Sreeram Iyer – ANZ Regional COO in the Opening Ceremony of Thuan Hoa 2 Schools
The ANZ Project 3E initiative is facilitated by saigonchildren. With the local understanding and 25 years of specialized experience in the sector, saigonchildren has proved its efficiency during the 4-year time of Project 3E, and together with ANZ, has maximized the benefit for the community.
“It is a colossal achievement, the impact of which is likely to endure for generations and create a legacy which will bring happiness and create chances for children across Vietnam for many years to come” said Mr. Damien Roberts, Executive Director, Saigonchildren.
Mr. Damien Roberts – Executive Director of Saigonchildren
As a result of the substantial donations from ANZ, the great teachers at Thuan Hoa 2 Kindergarten and Primary School now have the opportunity to share their knowledge and enthusiasm with children in a safe and comfortable environment. The result of the project is a clear evidence of the passion to improve the lives of people in Long My District, Hau Giang Province of ANZ and Saigonchildren.
Project 3E educate.enrich.employ focuses on education to fight poverty, enrich people’s lives and support future employment. The project is a joint effort of ANZ Vietnam and Saigon Children’s Charity CIO from 2014 to 2018 to provide access to quality schooling for about 4,000 underprivileged children in Long My District, Hau Giang Province, Vietnam.