HSBC Collaborates with EDF Foundation to Enhance Thai Needy Students Future Skills

General Press Releases Tuesday November 13, 2018 17:31
Bangkok--13 Nov--On 3 Communication

HSBC, in collaboration with the EDF Foundation, announced the launch of "Bank on a Bright Career with HSBC" project as part of the HSBC Youth Opportunities Programme (HYOP). A one-year activity commencing in December 2018 will benefit some 3,000 students and teachers in 30 schools and local communities in five provinces, including Chiangrai, Nakhon Panon, Sakon Nakhon, Nonthaburi and Pathum Thani.

According to Mr. Kelvin Tan, Chief Executive Officer, HSBC Thailand, "The project will provide training to 150 teachers and 3,000 students in various skill areas. The skill development programme will cover agriculture, poultry farming, cooking, baking, performing arts, handicrafts, product marketing & branding and others."

Mr. Tan added, "HSBC, as the world's leading financial institution and the first commercial bank in Thailand, is committed to supporting the development of Thailand's education, society and environment to create sustainable economy for the country. We are delighted to partner with the Education for Development Foundation (EDF Foundation) on the 'Bank on a Bright Career with HSBC' project to enhance future skill development and employability of the future generation."

Mr. Sunphet Nilrat, Managing Director of the EDF Foundation, said, "EDF Foundation is excited about the project as it runs in parallel with EDF's goals of providing education to needy students, schools improvement and community based project development. The 12-month project will be beneficial not only to students and teachers but also local communities in those respected five provinces."

About EDF Foundation

The EDF Foundation (Education for Development Foundation) was established in 1987 and registered as a charitable organisation no. 255 under the laws of Thailand. The EDF Foundation's goal is aimed to improve educational opportunities and the quality of lives for less fortunate children and youths in remove areas of Thailand, as well as organise CSR activities to provide knowledge, expertise and occupation to underprivileged students and communities. More information please visit www.edfthai.org


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