HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam, April 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- 2020 has been a challenging year for the global economy due to the major impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. This, in turn, affects people of all ages. Under-privileged children, especially, are amongst the most severely impacted and exposed victims because of their lower immune system and lack of self defense capability.
In a statement made on 9 April, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore urged "Unless we act now to address the pandemic's impacts on children, the echoes of COVID-19 will permanently damage our shared future". Having a similar purpose of keeping children healthy and safe, Vinamilk, Vietnam's largest dairy company, has implemented several CSR initiatives that specifically for under-privileged children and children with special circumstances in Vietnam in order to help protect these children from the detrimental virus by improving their health condition and enhancing their immune system. These are:
Dr. Nguyen Xuan Thang – Director of Center of Rehabilitation and Assistant to children with disabilities shared his thoughts, "All these face mask, handwash liquid and milk are not only valuable items in the current situation but also represents the kindness and humanity dedicated by Vinamilk and its employees to the under-privileged children, as well as Vietnam community in general."
Besides Covid relief programs for children, Vinamilk has also donated nearly VND15 bil (approx. USD630,000) to the community's fight against Covid including VND5 bil worth of products and protective gears to frontline doctors and medical workers, VND10 bil to authorities in the purchase of medical equipment, including test reagents needed for speedy corona virus testing.