• 3 social and learning centers in underprivileged areas of Ho Chi Minh City renovated by the CMA CGM Foundation and Enfants d'Asie.
  • These centers will provide academic and psychosocial support to more than 2,400 students and their families in 2024.
  • The Foundation also awarded a one-year scholarship to 50 schoolchildren and contributed to the funding of tutoring courses.

Renovation of 3 social and learning centers in underprivileged areas of Ho Chi Minh City
The CMA CGM Foundation has partnered with Enfants d'Asie, an organization dedicated to helping underprivileged children in Southeast Asia, to renovate 3 social and learning centers in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City.

The first center, in Tan Phu, was inaugurated on May 30th. Renovations allowed for the upgrading and expansion of the existing facilities and the purchase of essential school supplies such as books, desks, and computers. The other two centers, in Thu Duc and District 8, are currently being renovated and are expected to welcome their first batch of students for the new school year.

By 2024, these 3 centers should welcome more than 2,400 children aged 6 to 18 and 1,000 parents, enabling them to benefit from quality academic and psychosocial support.

To ensure effective local implementation, Enfants d'Asie has been working closely with the Ho Chi Minh Association of Children's Rights Protection (HACRP), a Vietnamese civil society organization founded in 2008 to improve the lives of children in Vietnam.

The Foundation and CMA CGM staff members support Vietnamese students

As part of this initiative, the Foundation has also awarded one-year scholarships to 50 students. The purpose of these scholarships is to finance their studies, provide them with essential school equipment (uniforms, school bags, etc.) and cover the cost of compulsory insurance (health and accident).

The Foundation has additionally funded tutoring courses in Vietnamese, English, and math for children in difficulty or who have dropped out of school in the 3 renovated centers.

Finally, CMA CGM staff members in Vietnam will offer their support to Enfants d'Asie beneficiaries throughout the year, through staff engagement activities such as professional discovery activities, mentoring sessions and annual sports events. The first event was notably held on March 24 in Ho Chi Minh City, bringing together more than 20 CMA CGM employees and 40 Enfants d'Asie child beneficiaries for a football tournament and sports activities.

A shared commitment to improving access to education for all in Vietnam

The CMA CGM Foundation places education for all at the heart of its priorities. Since 2005, it has partnered with major organizations to implement more than 450 education projects around the world. In 2024, the Foundation will inaugurate five educational centers in India and Brazil.
Enfants d'Asie has been present in Vietnam since 1995, helping underprivileged children, adolescents, and students. Its projects focus on giving children access to education and training, providing psychosocial support, and combating school dropout.
Founded in 1991, Enfants d'Asie's mission is to help vulnerable children in Southeast Asia escape poverty. Currently working in four Southeast Asian countries - Vietnam, the Philippines, Cambodia, and Laos - Enfants d'Asie has reached nearly 25,000 children and young people, including 2,000 in Vietnam.