Mr Jesse Choi, Director of Sunwah Vietnam, visited UNICEF Office in Ho Chi Minh CitySunwah Vietnam
(14 January 2021)
Sunwah – On 14 January 2021, Mr Jesse Choi, Director of Sunwah Vietnam, had a meeting with Ms Rana Flowers, Chief Representative of UNICEF Office in Vietnam, and Ms Nazia Ijaz, Corporate Alliance Specialist.
Mr Jesse Choi (third from right), Director of Sunwah Vietnam; Ms Rana Flowers (second from right), Chief Representative of UNICEF Office in Vietnam; and Ms Nazia Ijaz (first from right), Corporate Alliance Specialist of UNICEF
During the meeting, Mr Jesse Choi introduced about Sunwah Group’s operations worldwide and in Vietnam. He noted that Sunwah Group has been in Vietnam for 50 years and look forward to another 50 years of development with the country. Mr Choi also shared about the two social services arms of Sunwah – the Jonathan KS Choi Foundation and the Sunwah Foundation, which have made significant and positive impact on the communities through their activities in education, culture, arts and social services.
One of the most recent activities of Sunwah Foundation is the “50 Student Environment Ambassador in Vietnam 2020” project in which 50 young students from various prestigious universities across Vietnam were trained by leading local and international environment experts and are now actively implementing their own projects to raise public awareness on environmental issues in the community. Mr Jesse Choi shared that Sunwah and UNICEF has a long-standing friendship in Vietnam. In 2013, as part of the Sunwah and Friends Social Services Day in Ho Chi Minh City, the Sunwah Foundation organised an event where students biked around the city to promote UNICEF’s child assistance efforts, traffic safety and environmental awareness.
Sunwah and Friends Social Services Day in Ho Chi Minh City in 2013
Ms Rana Flowers, Chief Representative of UNICEF Office in Vietnam, expressed her appreciation for Sunwah Group’s long history of contribution to the socio-economic development of Vietnam. She highlighted that year 2021 is the 40th Anniversary of UNICEF in Vietnam and they will organize a series of event to celebrate this important milestone. UNICEF will incorporate “innovation” elements into their events to promote entrepreneurship within Vietnamese children. Ms Flowers also hoped to cooperate with Sunwah to organize training activities for children and young people to improve leadership skill and develop creative ideas and projects in an ethical way.
Mr Jesse Choi promised to support UNICEF’s events and offered to host the events at the newly launched Sunwah Innovation Center. He also hoped to receive UNICEF’s support in the activities of Sunwah Foundation and Jonathan KS Choi in the future.