Vietnam Red Cross, Saigon – Hanoi Bank (SHB) and Vietnam Dai – ichi Life Insurance Company donated 330 bicycles to poor students in the Northern provinces

31/10/2023 - 05:10

On the occasion of the new year of 2019, the Vietnam Red Cross, Saigon – Hanoi Bank (SHB) and Vietnam Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company (Dai-ichi Life Vietnam) co-awarded 330 bicycles worth nearly VND 500 million for good students in difficult circumstances in the Northern provinces.

330 new bicycles have been donated directly by SHB Bank, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam and Vietnam Red Cross to disadvantaged students in provinces and cities: Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Ha Nam, Hung Yen, Ninh Binh and Tuyen Quang. They are students who are poor students who overcome difficulties, achieve high achievements in learning as well as participate actively in the movement of the school.

SHB Bank, Dai-ichi Life Vietnam and Vietnam Red Cross handed over bicycles to disadvantaged students in Quang Yen commune, Quang Ninh province

Representatives of the school leaders, parents and students were deeply moved, thankful for the good feelings, extremely meaningful gifts of the two businesses. Happy when receiving a new bike, Bui Thanh Huong (Thai Long Secondary School, Tuyen Quang province) shared: “I have long dreamed of having a bicycle to go to school, today that dream came true, I feel very happy to receive this meaningful gift. ”

The bicycle donation program is one of many meaningful activities in the program “SHB shares love and light the future”, implemented by SHB Bank in the whole system in the past time. “We look forward to the new bikes that will help children shorten the distance from home to school, partly to help parents and children to reduce difficulties and at the same time motivate them to continue to strive and learn, soon becoming the future owners of the country ”- SHB General Director Mr. Nguyen Van Le said.

Accompanying with SHB in this meaningful event, Mr. Tran Dinh Quan – General Director of Vietnam Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company and Chairman of the Fund “For a beautiful life” shared: “We are very happy as humanitarian activities always receive the unanimous support and enthusiastic participation of many employees of the company as well as partners, including SHB bank. Although the bike is not a great gift, from now on, the road to their class is more convenient, many “flowers” of score 10 will be able to bloom on the page. We and the SHB want this program to continue to spread throughout the North and across the country so that more disadvantaged students will be able to access the school.”

Child care, education and protection is one of the social security areas that SHB focuses on. Investing in young people, especially children with special difficulties, significantly contributing to the preparation and improvement of the quality of human resources to serve the countrys sustainable development and international integration, therefore, towards the implementation of social security activities for children, it will become one of the social responsibilities that SHB has been and will be implemented in parallel with the process of building and developing business.

Similar to the philosophy of humanity as the foundation for development, in the future, SHB and Dai-ichi Life Vietnam will continue to accompany the Vietnam Red Cross in many other activities, striving to bring good deeds value for the community  and society, contributing to the economic development and social security of the country.

Information about SHB and the program “Sharing love – Lighting the future”:

The program “Sharing the love and lighting the future” is implemented by SHB for the children who are poor students who overcome difficulties, the children of their families still face many difficulties, in the hope of timely encouragement and support for children with good academic achievements, as well as sharing pain with children who unfortunately suffer from serious diseases.

Since June 2018, SHB has organized a nationwide program, bringing thousands of meaningful gifts and scholarships to poor students who overcome difficulties and who are unfortunately trying to fight with serious diseases all over the country.

Sharing love, helping difficult circumstances is a cultural tradition built by SHB continuously during the nearly 25 years of construction and development. During the past years, with hundreds of billions of VND budget, long-term social security projects throughout and many short-term activities oriented development at each time, consistent with the socio-cultural situation at each locality has been seriously and effectively implemented by SHB.

SHB is currently one of the 5 largest Joint Stock Commercial Banks in Vietnam, the Top 10 most prestigious Commercial Banks in Vietnam; Top 1,000 global banks … As of September 30, 2018, SHB has chartered capital of over VND 12,000 billion, total assets of nearly VND 300,000 billion; equity capital of more than VND 23,000 billion. From a bank with only 8 professional staff, 2 transaction points, SHB has grown strongly with nearly 8,000 employees working at more than 500 domestic and foreign transaction points, serving nearly 4 million individual and business guests and connections to 400 correspondent banks across continents.

Information about Vietnam Dai-ichi Life Insurance Company (Dai-ichi Life Vietnam):

Under Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc. and a member of Dai-ichi Life Group, Vietnam Dai-ichi Life Insurance Co., Ltd. (Dai-ichi Life Vietnam) was established in January 2007, and this is the first foreign market that Dai-ichi Life Group has a 100% owned capital company.

In the first 10 months of 2018, Dai-ichi Vietnam has achieved extremely impressive business results with the revenue increasing by 56% compared to the same period in 2017, the total premium revenue increased 49% compared to the same period in 2017.

On October 5th, 2017, Dai-ichi Vietnam signed a 15-year exclusive insurance agency contract with SHB to bring the human values of life insurance to many vietnamese people. At the same time, this is also an opportunity for SHB customers to have access to diversified, financial protection products with many outstanding features of Dai-ichi Vietnam Insurance Company.

On 17th January 2018, Dai-ichi Vietnam Company was honored to receive the Third Class Labor Medal by the State President on the 11th anniversary of its establishment in Vietnam (January 18, 2007-January 18, 2018), to recognize the outstanding achievements of the Company contributing to the development of Vietnams economy as well as contributions to the community.

Over the past 11 years, besides business activities, Dai-ichi Vietnam has proudly pioneered to initiate many meaningful social charity activities with a total contribution of more than VND 26 billion such as the eye surgery program for poor patients, clean drinking water programs for remote schools, rural bridges, blood donation, scholarships for poor and studious students, charity donations for family suffered from floods and storms, etc. Dai-ichi Vietnam Company is honored to be the only life insurance company in Vietnam awarded the “Excellent Enterprise for Social Responsibility” twice by Asia Insurance Review. The first time in 2013 with the program “For a beautiful life” – providing clean drinking water systems to more than 24,000 students in rural schools in Vietnam, and the second in November 2015 with the chapter “Million pink bricks, connecting the fun bridge”.

Đàm Nhi

(Vietnam Red Cross)

Translated by Nguyen Vinh Hoa



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