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Suntory PepsiCo ignites dreams for poor students in pandemic center

To create a better studying environment for students living in difficulty in pandemic centers, Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam in collaboration with the Vietnam National Union of Students organized the online volunteer program "Flexible Learning – Connecting Knowledge."


After 2 weeks of implementation, the program had 28,768 participants sharing information from nearly 70 fanpages of youth, student associations and Facebook users. With the raised funds, the organizers decided to donate 70 new laptops to students living in difficult circumstances, so that they can study more effectively during the pandemic. 


Representative of Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam shared that Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai experienced the 2nd wave of pandemic with many difficulties. When the pandemic broke out, universities and colleges in the three central provinces were closed and the student learning was disrupted. 


“The pandemic must not cause study interruption. We hope students can return to school in a better. Remote study is a challenge for students due to lack of tools and equipment. The situation is even worse for poor students living in remote and isolated areas,” shared Mr. Pham Van Le, Senior Sales Director of Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam.

Understanding the above difficulties, Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam donated 70 computers so that students can get access to the internet for online learning and keep up with the curriculum. 

The business representative also shared that through this program he hoped to spread the Yatte Minahare spirit of dreaming big, accepting challenges and never giving up.  "With this spirit, the students can proactively learn during the pandemic, adapt to the new situation, grow and achieve impossible things despite difficulties," said the representative.

Hoang Thi Nhung said that she had been dreaming of having a laptop for a long time to study but could not afford it. When the school announced that she would receive a laptop donated by Suntory PepsiCo, Nhung was very excited that her small dream

finally came true. “I will use the computer for learning and access to online knowledge. Thank university and organizer for this this meaningful gift,” said Nhung.

TPham Nhuan (a student of Da Nang College of Commerce) said that he was very happy knowing he would receive a laptop. Nhuan said he is from a family of 5 siblings and that his parents are farmers, so life is very difficult. Every day after school he has to work part-time in a restaurant to support his studying and living.

However, when the pandemic broke out, restaurants were temporarily closed and Nhuan did not have a job. “To me, a laptop is a luxurious dream. I did not expect that one day the Vietnam National Union of Students and Suntory PepsiCo Vietnam would give me this meaningful gift,” shared the student.