GrowMax Aquafeed Company Limited and Vietnam Agriculture News announced the establishment of the Growmax Study Encouragement Fund in Dong Nai on August 8. It attempts to encourage underprivileged youngsters in coastal areas of Vietnam to pursue education.
Director of GrowMax Aquafeed Company Limited Mai Van Hoang remarked: "Knowledge is the best way to enhance the lives of disadvantaged children. However, not all children are so privileged since the educational fee is a burden for them".
I recognize the struggles because I was born in a poor rural coastal area. Over 22 years of working in the fishery and interacting with countless shrimp farmers around the country, I am sympathetic to their arduousness and difficulties. Somewhere, there are unfortunate lives, many families are extremely difficult, and many youngsters cannot attend a school or attend school under challenging conditions due to a lack of funds for tuition, books, and educational materials".
Especially in the year 2022, coastal residents face more difficulties as a result of the inability of many fishing vessels to leave port owing to rising oil and petroleum prices. Aquaculture is vulnerable to several disease threats that result in production losses.
The rising cost of aquaculture production inputs is a source of difficulty for rural farmers. Numerous farmers incur repeated losses and are forced to quit their jobs. This makes an already challenging situation for many households much more difficult. As a result, the students in these regions may face additional family troubles, and many youngsters may be at threat of dropping out of school.
Hoang added that, as a businessman in the fishery industry with an endless passion for shrimp, he is not only concerned with the career path but is also constantly focused on how to help underprivileged children acquire a better life, particularly children in coastal areas to maintain their educational progress.
As a result, he proposed and discussed with all GrowMax Aquafeed Company employees a plan to donate a portion of their salary/award in 2022 to underprivileged children, particularly in the coastal areas, to assist them in overcoming obstacles and advancing in their education.
Mai Van Hoang stated, "Despite several obstacles to overcome, GrowMax decided to set aside VND 8 billion in advance to establish the GrowMax Study Encouragement Fund for students in the coastal provinces/cities, facilitating them in their pursuit of knowledge."
At the announcement event, Nguyen Hong Linh, Secretary of the Party Committee of the southern province of Dong Nai, lauded GrowMax's excellent deed for the benefit of needy children in coastal areas. He also anticipated that Vietnam Agriculture News will play a pivotal role in distributing the rewards to underprivileged youngsters and fostering their development into good people.
Nguyen Ngoc Thach, editor-in-chief of Vietnam Agriculture News, has pledged to work closely with GrowMax Aquafeed Company Limited to implement Growmax Study Encouragement Fund activities most effectively and expediently possible in order to alleviate the educational burdens of poor children.
GrowMax Aquafeed Co., Ltd. specializes in the manufacturing of shrimp feed with 100 percent local capital. GrowMax's mission is to service both the domestic and international markets. GrowMax is now comprised of over 200 scientists, engineers, and technical teams with over 20 years of expertise working in major multinational seafood firms. They are regarded as the "golden generation" of the aquafeed sector in Vietnam.
GrowMax's ultimate objective is to produce Vietnamese products of outstanding quality, serving as a springboard to the international market and enhancing the image of Vietnamese shrimp abroad.
At the GrowMax Study Encouragement Fund announcement event, the Director-General of the Fishery Directorate, Tran Dinh Luan, stated that GrowMax's aquafeed production sector growth has been positive. "I would want to commend the company's accomplishments. This is a commendable effort, since the firm attaches considerable importance to social activities from its foundation; this is a kind gift for children in poverty in coastal areas."
Author: Hong Thuy
Translated by Linh Linh
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