DHL-VNPT Express donates bicycles to disadvantaged students in Dong Nai province

date_range2019-10-16

On October 12th, 2019, DHL – VNPT Express (“DHL Express”) partnered with Saigonchildren to deliver 50 bicycles to disadvantaged children in Cam My district, Dong Nai province. The beneficiaries were selected by Saigonchildren, under the Child Development Scholarship programme.

For students in rural areas of developing countries, including Vietnam, the biggest barrier to education is oftentimes the ability to get to school. Children might not have access to or the financial means for transportation to schools far from home, or they could turn up late and exhausted after finishing household chores and having to walk a long way to school. These factors could increase the chances of them leaving schools prematurely, while keeping children in schools has been shown to have a positive effect on breaking the cycle of poverty.

“For the past 11 years, DHL Express has been working with Saigonchildren to provide disadvantaged students with bicycles to help them overcome their difficulties in getting to school. The bicycles are a long term and environmentally friendly solution that is in line with DHL’s efforts in creating opportunities for disadvantaged children and our commitment to the environment,” said Shoeib Reza Choudhury, General Director, DHL Express Vietnam.

To date, over 300 students have benefited from the contributions of DHL Express, the world’s leading international express service provider.

In addition to bicycles, Saigonchildren also provides school fees, textbooks, glasses, uniform fees and rice, depending on the needs of each child and his/her family’s situation. The programme assesses each family’s financial situation, earning ability and individual circumstances to ascertain their suitability to participate. Saigonchildren also encourages parents and relatives to take an active interest in their children’s education, further reducing the chances of them dropping out of school early.

Contact:

DHL – VNPT Express

Media Relations

Lưu Ngọc Quang (Mr.)

Phone: +84 767 39-5399

E-mail: quang.ngoc.luu@dhl.com

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Saigonchildren

Nguyễn Mai Linh (Ms.)

Communication and Fundraising Department

Phone: +84 28 3930 3502 ext. 108

Email: linh@saigonchildren.com

Saigon Children’s Charity CIO(saigonchildren) was founded in 1992 to help remove barriers to education by giving disadvantaged children an education and a fair start in life. Saigonchildren takes simple, practical steps to ensure that the children most in need get an education by building schools and providing scholarships, as well as targeted extra help, vocational training, and special education.

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