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Clean Water for Communities

Fast Facts
Country Vietnam
Launched May 2008
Partners Duyen Thai People’s Committee
Program Highlights Providing access to clean water for three schools in
Duyen Thai Commune with:
* Sanitation and hygiene facilities.
* Water tanks and a piping system.
Beneficiaries to Date 1,600 students in Duyen Thai Commune, Ha Tay
have benefitted from the program.
Community Pillar Global Water Community

BRINGING CLEAN WATER TO WATER- the Chairman of Duyen Thai People’s Committee,
“Problems in water SCARCE COMMUNITIES all the schools in the commune lacked access to
accessibility are clean water.
commonly found in The Coca-Cola system in Vietnam and the Local
rural communities. People’s Committee launched a new community The Clean Water for Communities program
Before the Clean water initiative in December 2006. was launched in three schools in Duyen Thai
Water for Communities Commune and encompassed two parts. The
program, all the The Clean Water for Communities program first was to design and construct sanitation and
schools in Duyen provided more than 26,000 people in rural hygiene facilities, including water basins, water
communities with access to clean water. filters and drinking facilities. The second part
Thai Commune lack
According to the Ministry of Natural Resources involved installing water tanks and a piping
access to clean water
and Environment, an estimated 40 percent of system at each of the school’s toilets to ensure
and have little or no
rural communities in Vietnam lack access to clean that pupils from all three schools can adopt good
hygiene facilities for
water. Accessibility to clean water is essential for standards of personal hygiene.
the students. We
the wellbeing of the population and a key priority
are pleased to be in
for the economic development of Vietnam. Over 1,600 pupils from Duyen Thai Secondary
a partnership with School, Duyen Thai Primary School and Duyen
Coca-Cola to provide In addition to improving water accessibility, the Thai Kindergarten School in Phuc Am, Ha Thai
sustainable water Clean Water for Communities program also and Duyen Truong Areas benefitted from the
solutions to these aims to raise public awareness on water issues program. In addition, the program provided
schools.” common in rural areas. Coca-Cola invested training to the residents to build up their
USD40,000 in 2007 to improve water accessibility capabilities in water resource management.
Phung Van Bang
Chairman and raise awareness on water stewardship in
Duyen Thai People’s communities across the country, especially those In 2009, the program included new partners - the
Committee near the system’s bottling plants. NGOs East Meets West and the Research Centre
for Family Health and Community Development
The launch ceremony for Clean Water for (commonly known as CEFACOM) - to broaden its
Communities was held at the Duyen Thai Primary reach in bringing a sustainable supply of clean water
School in Duyen Thai Commune. According to to water-scarce communities across Vietnam.

Updated June 2009

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Biz-in-Life Workshops
Fast Facts
Country Vietnam
Launched January 2008
Partners Ministry of Education and Training
Program Highlights Provide senior students with practical knowledge
on personal development and soft skills, using case
studies from real business activities to stretch their
abilities and increase their confidence.
Beneficiaries to Date Over 1,500 senior students and teachers at 19
universities and high schools across the country.
Community Pillar Community

PREPARING GRADUATES FOR THE The first workshop was held at Can Tho
“Developing education WORKING WORLD University, Can Tho City in January 2008 for over
and science and 70 senior students and teachers. According to
technology are Coca-Cola and the Ministry of Education and the Vice Director of Can Tho University, senior
priorities, as they will Training launched a new educational support students need to be trained on soft skills such as
contribute to honing program in Vietnam in January 2008. interviewing tips – as only 37 out of 100 graduates
the competitive edge of get a job after graduation.
Vietnamese enterprises Since its return to Vietnam in 1994, The
in the post-WTO Coca-Cola Company has made great The program is split into two types. The first is
contributions to community development and a full-day interactive workshop for around 50
has a strong commitment to aid education senior students from 2-3 universities. Normally
Nguyen Tan Dung development in the country, a top priority held in a hotel conference room, the program
Prime Minister of Vietnam for the Government of Vietnam. One of includes team building activities, role plays for
Coca-Cola’s biggest CSR programs on students to practice their job interview skills and
education is the Coca-Cola Learning Centers other games designed to help students get out of
(CCLC) Program. Funded with USD527,500, the their comfort zone and project a more outgoing,
program proved to be a big success, providing confident demeanour.
40 CCLCs in 33 provinces across Vietnam
and benefitting over 1,200,000 students. The The second type is a half-day mass workshop for
program was operative for ten years and ended around 200-250 students from 1-2 universities.
in March 2007. The workshop is held in a university meeting hall
and includes an open forum between the students
In addition to fulfilling the students’ need to and the trainers and/or guest speakers. Speakers
pick up the essential skills needed to enter invited to these workshops include senior
the workforce, the Biz-In-Life Workshops managers from Coca-Cola, business people or
program - implemented in partnership with experts from different industries and prestigious
the Ministry of Education and Training - aims academic professors. Eleven workshops were
to make a positive impact on the educational organized in 2008 and over 1,500 students and
system in the country and demonstrate teachers from 19 universities across Vietnam
Coca-Cola’s strong commitment to educational benefitted from the program. Coca-Cola has
development in Vietnam. planned another ten Biz-in-Life Workshops for

Updated June 2009

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Coca-Cola, please visit