The 10th VSIP Charity Day
The 10th VSIP Charity Day raises US$50,000
Two fun-filled days of activities for workers held in conjunction with “Labour Month 2012”.
Binh Duong, 26 May 2012 – Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park (VSIP) JV Company, Vietnam’s leading industrial park and urban developer, and the VSIP Management Board, today announced that they have raised US$50,000 at the annual VSIP Charity Day held on 26 and 27 May 2012.
The VSIP Charity Day draws in tenants and their workers to raise funds to support the poor and the underprivileged in the Binh Duong Province. Since its inaugural launch in 2003, the VSIP Charity Day has collected more than US$500,000 over the past ten years.
This year, the charity day was brought forward to May in conjunction with “Labour Month 2012”, organized to commemorate Vietnam’s 126th anniversary of International Labour Day. The two-day carnival features art performances, sports events, traditional games and a charity fun fair, and saw the participation of more than 300 tenants and thousands workers from VSIP. Especially, as supported by the Investment and Trade Promotion Center, the fun fair has gathered 67 kiosks, selling consumer goods to workers at favorable discount up to 50% The festivities was delighted with a charity dinner themed “Travel around the World”, which had pageant contestants dressed in national costumes from around the world.
Mr Nguyen Phu Thinh, General Director of VSIP JV Company said in his opening speech, “We are very pleased to continue our annual tradition of giving back to the community. Ten years on, the VSIP Charity Day has successfully created a reliable channel for VSIP tenants to donate and contribute to the Binh Duong community via the VSIP Charity Fund. The VSIP Charity Day has also cultivated a cohesive culture of giving within the park, and has become an annual event highly anticipated by many.”
The funds raised last year went towards the disbursement of scholarships to needy students in the Binh Duong Province; operations of the VSIP Community Clinic in Tan Uyen District which provides free first aid, medical consultation and counseling services for the medically underserved populations in the area; and construction of over 20 houses for the needy in Tan Uyen District and Thuan An Town. In addition, it has also supported dioxin victims in the Binh Duong Province and handicapped students at the Thuan An Disable Children Education Center and other charitable programs.
In 2012, the VSIP Charity Fund will continue to be used to support the underprivileged, fund scholarships to needy students in the Binh Duong Province and run the VSIP Community Clinic.