Unilever funds $385,000 to upgrade 30 schools

Friday, May 24, 2019 10:14

Officials from the Ministry of Education and Training and Unilever Vietnam donate the support packages to four schools in Mo Cay Bac District, Ben Tre Province under their green-clean-healthy schools programme. — Photo courtesy of agency

Unilever Vietnam will provide VND9 billion (US$385,198) this year to support 30 primary schools to improve their facilities and sanitation under the Green-Clean-Healthy school development programme.

Unilever and its major brands such as OMO, VIM, Lifebouy and PureIt will develop sport grounds, upgrade toilets and wash basins, provide safe drinking to students, upgrade libraries and school kitchens, and carry out activities to raise awareness of individual and environmental sanitation.

On Wednesday, four schools in Mo Cay Bac District in Ben Tre Province received the support, marking the start of the Green-Clean-Healthy programme this year.

The programme is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Education and Training and Unilever.

The company has donated VND120 billion ($5.13 million) under the programme since 2012 to set up 415 playgrounds, upgrade more than 800 toilets at more than 80 elementary schools, provide dental examinations for 617,000 students at 762 elementary schools, provide free soaps and carry out hygiene education to raise awareness in more than 7.2 million primary school students, and develop a set of personal health care and sanitation materials for primary schools. — VNS

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