On May 10th 2018, the program of "Clean water for schools" 2018 launched by The Ho Chi Minh City Sponsoring Association for Poor Patient (SAPP), cooperated by Novaland Group - is officially implemented. Before the new school year 2018 - 2019, 52 schools in Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province and 27 schools in Tan Tru District, Long An Province are expected to be equipped with a direct drinking water filter systems which are satisfied the standards of Pasteur Institute. The budget for this program is estimated of nearly VND 6 billion.
Mr. Nguyen Truc Son - Party Committee Secretary of Thanh Phu District, Ben Tre Province said: "Thanh Phu District has 26 km of sea border. Climate change is a major obstacle to the local economic development, which is primarily agricultural. In 12 months, about 3-6 months, the district is affected by salinity intrusion. The district has only one water plant, meeting the needs of one third of the 150,000 people. On education section, only three schools have water tanks and filters to use, temporarily meeting the needs of students and teachers. 52 proposed schools in the program are still in difficult circumstances, with no clean water. Therefore, we are very pleased that the delegation of the SAPP, Novaland Group and the technical units had visited, researched and funded Thanh Phu District in the "Clean Water for Schools" program this year."
Mr. Nguyen Truc Son, Communist Secretary of Thanh Phu District Party Committee, Ben Tre Province delivered speech at the signing ceremony " Clean Water for School " Program which will be implemented in the locality.
Within 3 months after the signing date, about 516 water filters will be installed in 52 schools in Thanh Phu district, Ben Tre province, provide direct drinking water to nearly 20,000 students and teachers. After Ben Tre, the "Clean Water for Schools" program will also be implemented in other provinces.
The "Clean Water for Schools" program will bring the standard water to tens of thousands of students, teachers before the new school year.
According to a UNICEF report, in Vietnam there are currently 17 million children have not reached clean water; The Preventive Medicine Department also announced that 30% of schools still do not have enough water for students and teachers. In particular, many reports show that Mekong Delta is most affected by climate change and the lack of clean water in Vietnam. In addition, the use of unsafe water from dug wells, rain, junk, ponds, lakes, rivers, streams, etc. are causing serious consequences of the human health, especially to children such as: gastrointestinal disease, malnutrition, oral disease, helminthiasis, lead poisoning or arsenic lead to high cancer risk.
Developing sustainably development with the community, enhancing corporate social responsibility are the development orientation of Novaland Group. This is also Novaland's commitment to customers, society and the community. Novaland's community activities focus on four main categories: social security, public health, education and community development. In recent years, the Group has implemented thousands of social programs in many localities with a budget of more than VND 200 billion.
Typical such as: 13 years of continuous Teacher Nhe’s scholarships; accompany with SAPP in supporting the poor people, sponsored operations for children with heart disease in Ho Chi Minh City and other provinces (Daklak, Gia Lai, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Hue ...); co-ordinate with VinaCapital Foundation on "Connecting Love" program to help children with congenital heart disease; contributing to building roads and bridges in border provinces, building public parks in some key areas in Ho Chi Minh City; support young entrepreneurs on the way to start a business, etc.