Donation of solar electricity generation system & e-library for pupils in Lang Manh Commune
In FY2019, in a Themed Teiho contest, SVC collected initiatives from all SVC staff on CSR activity. We received dozens of suggestions and the most amazing was the idea “Creating an electrical-library for the children” because of its positive social impact and the possibility of applying SATO solution.
At first, SVC intended to support primary schools in Dong Anh district – the place where our factory was located. However, Dong Anh Education Department had already made plan to allocate the budget for libraries for all primary schools. The other schools in remote regions in the North of Vietnam already got sponsors from Non-government organizations. So, SVC contacted a group of charity volunteers named “Yeu Vung Cao”. They suggested Lang Manh primary school in Sung Do commune, Van Chan district, Yen Bai province.
In Sung Do, 70% of the residents are poor and minority ethnics. The transportation condition is so bad that Vietnam Electricity Company can’t set up an electricity system for the commune. Therefore, in order to operate the e-library, there must be an electricity supply in Sung Do.
We calculated the total budget for making an e-library and a solar electricity generator. A fund-raising campaign was launched at the end of Dec, 2019. Luckily, we managed to raise sufficient funds. However, due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the operation date was delayed until 10th July 2020. Subsequently, on 8th Jul, there was a flash flood in Sung Do hence the volunteer team waited. Fortunately, all members were safe.
Finally, the solar electricity system and the electrical-library was completed. From now on, the children in Sung Do can enjoy a wide range of educational resources from all over the world. We’re totally in joy when watching the children read, laugh and concentrate on the information and books in the library.
Thang Long Industrial Park (TLIP) area clean-up
In Jun 2019, to increase the community’s awareness about environment protection, TLIP organized an activity to clean up the environment surrounding our industrial park. It was still early in the morning but everyone could feel the heat from the hazel sunlight of the mid-summer. We cheered and laughed because everyone was excited about such a meaningful activity. We walked outside TLIP, cleared the weeds, picked up waste and collected them in bags to be disposed. At the end of the morning, all the streets and sidewalk became beautiful as it should be.
Donation and support of children in need from Neurology Department of National Children Hospital
Infants who suffer from obscure diseases must undergo expensive and complicated operations. The operation fee typically is hundreds of millions VND (excluding other medical fees). In 2018, in the Neurology department of National Children Hospital, there were 48 infants from families of agricultural background and the expenses for medical treatment, accommodation and food are usually beyond the parents’ financial ability. SVC dreams of a healthy and happy young generation. Hence, we decided to support the children through a fund-raising campaign from 19th to 24th of November in 2018. On 1st Dec 2018, we visited the 48 infants and their family in the hospital and gifted the funds we raised to them. Though the gift was small, it represented our hope for strengthening their motivation to overcome the diseases.
2016 – 2017
Support of children in remote mountainous area of Northern Vietnam
When thinking of children, you may think of love, self-care, education, games and other happy moments. However, many children in the remote areas of Vietnam aren’t lucky enough to enjoy these. They suffer from shortage of essentials such as food, education, energy, communication means and even care from their parents. Should you ever visit a school in the Northern mountainous region, you can personally witness the hardship that the children and teachers have to overcome to provide education for the young generations.
Therefore, SVC chose to nurture the love and education for the children in the remote Northern mountainous area of Vietnam for years through our CSR activities.
Each year, one province in the Northern region of Vietnam will be selected based on certain criterias from documents published by the Vietnam Red Cross Organization. We also contacted the principals of the schools to collect data of the actual condition of their infrastructure, improvement needs with regard to education, medical and even necessities for the children to keep learning in school.
SVC started a fund-raising activity and volunteers from all departments got together to support this activity.
On 1st Oct 2016, we donated winter clothes, old books and cash for the children in Kien Thiet Primary School in Kien Thiet commune, Kien Thanh district, Tuyen Quang Province.
On 28th Oct 2017, we supported school items, winter clothes, notebooks, course books, reference books and inox bowls for the boarding pupils in Kien Thanh Primary & Secondary school of Tran Yen district, Yen Bai province.
Support of kidney disease patients from Agriculture Hospital in Gia Lam District, Hanoi
Patients suffering from kidney disease are mostly poor elderly. The treatment fee is over their financial ability. Furthermore, having kidney disease means that one must undergo lifelong medical treatment. Should you ever meet patients and witness their hardship, you will develop heartfelt sympathy for them.
Most of the poor kidney disease patients chose Agriculture hospital in Gia Lam district, Hanoi because of the low-cost medical treatment. Among them, the 87 selected patients were the special cases. SATO Vietnam Co., Ltd hoped to cheer them up to overcome this hardship and beat this disease. We raised funds from 24th to 29th August, 2015. On 12th Sep, 2015, we came on-site to meet the patients and delivered cash gifts and to share the story with them. We’re moved to see the happy faces of these patients and wished them good health.
CSR Activities in collaboration with TLIP
Residents in the 4 communes surrounding TLIP always receive special care and treatment from companies in Thang Long Industrial Park. All tenants and TLIP share the same plan to contribute to the community around TLIP.
As a member in TLIP, SVC annually accompanies TLIP to carry out a survey of the actual needs and expectations from the citizens in the 4 communes: Hai Boi, Vong La, Dai Mach, and Kim Chung. Together, we create an action plan and prioritise issues related to education, safety and environment.
As a general rule, we set a proportion for scholarship to smart children from poor families. The rest of the budget is used for construction works for the community such as dome for the kids in kindergarten, roads leading to Hai Boi primary schools, surrounding walls of Kim Chung secondary school, paving the playground for the kids, extending classroom for the children in Dai Mach village kindergarten. In FY2019, we built an outdoor fitness area for the residents in Bau and Hau Duong villages. On the grand opening day, the elderly and children expressed their happiness doing exercises in such a nice place.
Besides these, we also support cleaning items for the community such as 10 lockers cabinets for the pupils in Kim Chung primary school, 20 waste trolleys and 20 rubbish bins for Hai Boi communes and garbage dump for the residents in Vong La.
Helping people who face difficult circumstances or disabled is one of Vietnamese’s historical traditions. Sato has also contributed a small part into this valuable activity. In 2014, SVC continues with good tradition, we choose Thuong Cuu Primary School for This year activity. This is one highland commune of Thanh Son district, Phu Tho province with 4 coexistent ethnics: Muong, Dao, Kinh, Tay. Terrain include hills, mountains, streams. Inhabitant in communes is very poor, low educational level. Because families live in a scatter way in the hills & mountains, pupil who walk to school still meets difficulty.
On 25th Oct 2014, we came Thuong Cuu Primary School and gave school things, old warm clothes for pupils. Hopefully, the gifts were small but it can help the students here more motivation for better study.
Responding to the Call of the Vietnam Fatherland Front to support flooding people in Central Vietnam. The Executive Committee of the Company Union called on all union members and employees of Sato Vietnam Co., Ltd. to promote the spirit of “mutual love”, “Good leaves protect torn leaves” to promote the responsibility of youth with the community, actively participate in response to donations to help materially & spiritually, reduce difficulties for people in Central Vietnam.
In 2012, we do some charity activities in Center nursing homes for the elderly and disabled (Thuy an – Bavi – Hanoi) where there are more than 155 the elderly and the disabled, 135 disabled children, 30 infants who to be fatherless and motherless. We made friends with children in here, joined in some games, made beds for them and gave clothes, food, talked to them and understood their wishes.
On 15th Dec 2012, we visited the Center and gave clothes, milk, beds and other gifts for these people. The gifts were small but it contained our hope for strengthening their motivation in the life.
CSR activity in collaboration with TLIP
In order to donate scholarships and gifts to excellent pupils, fresh students and schools in surrounded communes, SRC (Social Responsibilities Committee) is held annually every October by Thang Long Industrial Park Company (TLIP) and other companies in Thang Long Industrial Park such as:
- Canon Vietnam Co., Ltd
- Molex Vietnam
- New System Vietnam Co., Ltd
- Nissei Electric Hanoi Co., Ltd.
- Ogino Vietnam Corporation
- Paker Processing Vietnam Co., Ltd
- SATO Vietnam Co., Ltd ………………
This year, the 6th SRC presentation ceremony was held on 24th December 2011 (Sat) in the conference room of techno center at TLIP. This ceremony was attended by three SVC representatives – Mr Hori Tomio (General Director), Mr. Inaba Yusai (Director) and Ms Trang (Group Chief). We were welcomed by TLIP managers and 36 other committee members.
Attending this ceremony, we contributed USD300, which was used for scholarships for pupils with outstanding study achievement in 2011. A total of 36 companies attended this year with total distributions up to 247,629,700 VND. This amount was used for scholarships to 96 excellent pupils. Besides that, it was used to build one concrete road for Vong La commune and one Iron Dome playground for kindergarten in Dai Mach Commune.
This activity was absolutely helpful in supporting and encouraging pupils and relieve a part of their burden. SATO Vietnam has joined this committee several times since it was established and contributed a very small part to help good pupils in surrounding communes. This is one of the charity activities that SATO Vietnam would like to do with a purpose of sharing our responsibility with the community.
Donation to minority ethnics in need from Lac Sy Commune, Yen Thuy District, Hoa Binh Province
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities has become one of SATO Vietnam’s annual focuses since our establishment.
After the activity was launched by Thang Long Industrial Park Corporation (TLIP), SATO Vietnam has spent part of its annual budget on supporting Vietnamese Heroic mothers, poor households, dioxide victims, disabled people, and awarding scholarships in some communes around Thang Long Industrial Park where SATO Vietnam company is located.
Continuing the tradition, this year Human Resource Department coordinated with Labor Union Committee to launch the “lanh dum la rach” movement (helping the disadvantaged) within the company in the hopes to donate very small things as well as offer our warm wishes to these less fortunate people in Ha 1 and Ha 2 hamlet, Lac Sy commune, Yen Thuy district, Hoa Binh Province where is 150 kilometers far from Hanoi center. Hoa Binh province is a mountainous province located in the northwestern region with six ethnic minorities, in which the Muong ethnic minority occupied up to 70% of total residents. The life of people here is very hard. That’s the reason why we chose this province to donate to.
We collected donations from employees including books, clothes, rice and cash. We used all the donated funds to buy rice and blankets. These things were then packed carefully and carried directly to be presented to poor households in two hamlets Ha 1 and Ha 2, Lac Sy commune on 3rd December 2011.
After 4 hours, our volunteer team arrived at Lac Sy commune at 12:00 am, despite the far and winding roads. With warm welcome from people there , our volunteers forgot their fatigue and began their work.
Even though our gifts were very small, they were enough to lift the spirits of the locals. This is our source of motivation which urges us to do more and more for the people there as well as the less fortunate people around us.