Indochina Bank has initiated a community assistance project for disabled and underprivileged students in Thoulakhom district, Vientiane province.
The project was launched on Saturday at Napheng Primary School with the aim of assisting disabled students whose education facilities are limited.
According to the bank, the management and staff of Indochina Bank last weekend donated educational items and funding totalling 35 million kip for 70 disabled students at 29 schools around the district.
They also presented bags containing pencils, books, colouring books and prepared lunches for 127 children at Napheng Primary School worth 18 million kip.
In addition, some sports equipment such as footballs and Sepak Takraw items, as well as guide books, were given to 29 schools.
For this year’s corporate social responsibility venture, the bank decided to work with the Education for Development Foundation in aiding 70 disabled students in Thouklakom district.
Indochina Bank is committed to continuously contributing to the betterment of the society that we live in, Managing Director of Indochina Bank Mr. Tay Hong Heng said at the launch of the project.
The bank envisions that all children, regardless of ethnicity, creed, or disability can achieve their full potential, and to make it possible in whatever way it can.
Mr. Tay said We will also be arranging lots of fun-filled activities for the children. In addition, the management and staff of Indochina Bank have prepared different kinds of food and drinks which will be served at the stalls set up in this venue.
Indochina Bank is one of the top private banks in Laos. As one of the leading private banks, it regards the fulfilment of its corporate social responsibilities (CSR) as a mandatory annual activity on top of its daily operations. Following the principle of We care’, Indochina Bank has been pursuing one of its objectives of giving back to the community on a regular basis. Indochina Bank recognises CSR as an integral part of its development strategy.
Indochina Bank contributed more than 53 million kip to the cost of the project. The money will go towards scholarships for the 70 disabled children at 29 schools in Thouklakom district and around 120 gift packs for schoolchildren, according to the bank.
Indochina Bank has also supported other community projects with donations for underprivileged children at Dansavanh Primary School, the COPE Centre, 790 Special Rehabilitation Centre, and flood victims in Ketsana district, Khammuan province, and Sangthong district in Vientiane.
The event was also attended by the Deputy Head of the Education and Sports Office in Thoulakhom district, Mr. Thongyon Chandala, Project Manager of the Education for Development Foundation, Mr. Khamhien Inthavha, and the principals of the 29 primary schools in Thoulakhom district.
Source: Vientiane Times