The latest school within the ‘Samsung Hope School’ project will be built in southeastern Vietnam’s Binh Phuoc Province following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between South Korea’s Samsung Electronics Vietnam Co. Ltd. (SEV), local authorities, and relevant agencies.
The MoU was inked on Tuesday between the project’s investor, SEV, and the administration of the province’s Dong Xoai City, the provincial Department of External Affairs, and the Korea Food for the Hungry International (KFHI), as a continuity of the project to provide comprehensive learning and development opportunities for children throughout Vietnam.
The new school, to be built in Dong Xoai in the near future, will be the seventh to be built so far by SEV in Vietnam, after those in Bac Ninh, Thai Nguyen, Bac Giang, Lang Son, Dong Nai, and Vinh Phuc Provinces.
Samsung Hope School is one of many key social responsibility projects of SEV with the mission of spreading knowledge, sharing vision, and creating the future for the young generation of Vietnam.
Based on a survey of the local needs and actual situation of extracurricular programs and activities for elementary school students, especially children in difficult circumstances, from poor and near-poor households with little ability to access extracurricular programs, the project is building a system of supporting facilities to teach extracurricular classes and organize supplementary programs for children.
With this project, children will have access to a healthy living and learning environment, dynamically explore their own dreams and develop comprehensively, and contribute to the development of local education.
According to the standards of the Samsung Hope School chain, the new school in Binh Phuoc will be equipped with a classroom area, multi-purpose building, library, football field, and canteen.
With the purpose of creating comprehensive educational development opportunities, the new school will also be the place to offer the 'Child Development Program (CDP)' to 300-500 disadvantaged children from elementary to high school in Binh Phuoc.
Under the CDP, students will be trained to develop their aptitude for music, fine arts, and English, and experience career-oriented training courses to help determine their future career.
They will also participate in sports activities, exhibitions or travel, and benefit from programs that provide health check-ups, medical examination and treatment support, and information on medicines, sex, and many other useful topics.
Addressing the signing ceremony, general director of SEV Choi Joo Ho said that the future of every country depends on children and that the company’s mission is to support children to grow up strong and fully realize their dreams.
He hoped that local authorities and KFHI will work together with SEV to make the construction and operation of the new school a success.
The year 2023 marks the 10-year journey of the Samsung Hope School project in Vietnam, during which time the project has offered development opportunities to more than 5,000 children in difficult circumstances, the general director said.
This year is also a milestone marking 15 years of SEV implementing a large-scale investment plan in Vietnam with its first mobile phone factory built in northern Bac Ninh Province in 2008, he added.
Tran Tue Hien, chairwoman of the Binh Phuoc administration, welcomed this project and thanked SEV and KFHI for “creating a school full of hope” for the young generation.
“The project has very profound meaning as it reflects the love Samsung and KFHI have for local children. Binh Phuoc is very glad to receive it,” Hien said and asked local authorities to provide favorable conditions for the building of the new school.
The provincial leader also highly valued South Korea as one of the most important partners of Binh Phuoc, with the friendship and cooperation between the province and its South Korean partners developing well over the past years
Given 84 projects operational with a total capital of US$735 million in Binh Phuoc, South Korea now ranks second among the foreign countries and territories investing in the province, Hien elaborated.