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SCG Honors Commitment to Support Myanmar Communities

SCG, ASEAN’s leading business con- glomerate, awarded scholarships to 100 high school students in Yangon as part of the 4th annual SCG Sharing the Dream program. The program is part of SCG’s commitment to improve the live- lihoods of the communities in Myanmar. Held at the International Business Centre (IBC) in Yangon, the ceremony recognized students who have shown gratitude towards their families, proactively contributed to their communities and exhibited good academic records.

SCG increased the scholarship amount to kyat 220,000 per scholar, to cover the cost of school fees and supplies for an academic year. The scholarship awards were handed out by H.E U Myint Swe, Chief Minister of Yangon Region; Mr. Chatnopdol Aksorn- sawad, Consul, Royal Thai Embassy; Mr. Aree Chavalitcheewingul, Vice-President – Regional Business, SCG Cement-Building Materials; and U Myint Maung Tun, Presi- dent of Myanmar Business Executives Asso- ciation (MBE).

Showing his support for the program, U My- int Swe, Chief Minister of Yangon Region graced the ceremony and said, “For more

than 20 years, SCG has been a welcome presence in Myanmar as a vital business partner for the country. In order to boost the country’s sustainable development and better prepare students for a growing economy, the government of Myanmar has identified education as a key pillar of focus. Programs like SCG’s Sharing the Dream are a key com- ponent in aiding our youth in their quest for an education and success.”

Also in attendance at the ceremony was Mr.Chatnopdol Aksornsawad, Consul, Royal Thai Embassy, who shared, “The Royal

Thai Embassy strongly supports initiatives such as SCG Sharing the Dream and always encourages the Thai private sector investing in Myanmar to respect the local values and give back to the Myanmar society, particu- larly investing in human resources of Myanmar.”

In 2015, SCG also granted six scholars from Yangon, who participated in Sharing the Dream last year and went on to achieve aca- demic excellence, with additional grants to- talling kyat 1,520,000 in recognition of their accomplishments. Following the ceremony,

the scholars engaged in team-building activities, providing them skills to further their studies.

SCG Sharing the Dream is SCG’s annual ASEAN sustainable development initiative and it has granted scholarships to more than 5,000 students in ASEAN countries, includ- ing Myanmar, Indonesia, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Cambodia and Thailand. With its vision to become an ASEAN sustainable business leader, SCG has rolled out a series of CSR activities that create a better quality of life for the Myanmar community.