Aide et Action is delighted to have been granted funding from Standard Chartered Bank to support our COVID-19 response activities in Vietnam.
Standard Chartered Bank has made the headlines for their generous support to multiple organizations tackling COVID. This includes funding US$85,200 to National Hospital Of Tropical Diseases to purchase basic/essential medical equipment, US$81,800 to Daigon Children Charity to support children and youth in difficult situations, and US$33,000 to Aide et Action Vietnam to support ethnic minority children. The Bank has also donated 70,000 medical face masks to two hospitals – Duc Giang General Hospital & Cho Ray Hospital – to support frontline health care staff and patients.
The funding Aide et Action has received is part of Standard Chartered Bank’s « Work From Home Workout Challenge » campaign, which raised 450 million VND (US$19,436) and the Bank’s internal fundraising campaign « Contributing one day to drive back Covid-19 », whereby staff can directly contribute their salary (the amount can be equivalent to one working hour, one working week or any amount) to a Global Relief Fund with the value of US$50 million. This Fund will be used to implement relief activities in the short run and long run to support communities in the Bank’s network of 19 markets, including Vietnam.