In Vietnam, about 23,000 homeless and invalid children are living in social assistance centers, according to the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs. In these centers, the living condition of disadvantaged children and other group of disadvantaged people is very hard; especially poor support of facilities for daily activities such as cleaning and washing which are mostly done by hands.
Disadvantaged children living in poor condition in social assistance centers
For this reason, Panasonic Vietnam initiate the “Panasonic’s Idea for the contribution to the society” in cooperation with The National Fund for Vietnamese Children - Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, Ministry of Education and Training and Vietnam Farmers Union to donate 1000 washing machines (7-8kg type) to nearly 400 social assistance centers and 103 boarding schools for ethnic minority students in Vietnam
Mr. Eiji Fukumori (left) – General Director of Panasonic Vietnam and Mr. Mitsuhiko Nakamura – General Director of Panasonic Appliances Vietnam present donation to receiving organizations.
The initiative is another strong commitment of Panasonic to create better life and contribute to the happiness of people around the globe. Those donated washing machines are made by Vietnamese in our factory in Vietnam, for aiming the best match to the requirements from Vietnamese customers.
The donation ceremony was held on 30 July with the attention of Mrs. Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, members of the Party Central Committee, Minister of Ministry of Labor, Invalids, & Social Affairs, representatives of Ministry of Education and Training, representatives of Farmer Union and representatives of Panasonic Vietnam Group.
Ms. Pham Thi Hai Chuyen – Minister of Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs expressed appreciation to PV’s donation program.
In her speech, Ms. Pham Thi Hai Chuyen, Minister of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs said “Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs highly appreciated the “Panasonic’s Idea for the contribution to the society” program, this is a meaningful program that need to be promoted to other enterprises. The living condition of centers, social organizations in our country are fairly hard, for this reason, the washer donation program will improve the living standard of unlucky people in those facilities”.
Delegate of Hope Center, representing for nearly 400 centers, social organization said: “On behalf of all children in the Hope Center, I would like to express our great appreciation to the washing machines donation program of Panasonic. These washing machines will help our staffs to have more time to take care and teach children. This is not only a material gift but also the source of encouragement for us to continue working, contributing to the society”.
After the donation ceremony, all washing machines will be delivered to designed locations throughout Vietnam in August and September, as committed in agreements between PV and partners. All parties are mutually responsible for supervising the usage of donated washing machine after installation.