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SCG Provides Education Assistance to Students

Siam Cement Group (SCG) last week awarded education assistance to 100 high school students in Mon State as part of its SCG Sharing the Dream Programme, which is in its second year in the country.
The award ceremony, which was hosted at the Strand Mawlamyine Hotel, recognised students, SCG said, who had proactively contributed to their communities and exhibited good academic records, with each student receiving funding of up to K200,000 ($$200), to cover their school fees and supplies.
“Education is essential towards ensuring that children will grow up to form new generations of ASEAN citizens who are ethical and knowledgeable in the future,” said Chana Poomee, country director, SCG Myanmar. “On behalf of SCG, I would like to congratulate our young scholars who received the grants today. I believe that they deserve a bright future and hope that they will pursue higher education and use their talents to support their families and communities,” he added.
Last  year’s programme offered 99 grants to students from Yangon, Mawlamyine and Kyike Mayaw, but that number has doubled in 2013, in what is SCG’s centenary year.
In October, SCG invited high school students in 9 Standard (Grade 10) and 10 Standard (Grade 11) and living in Yangon and Mon state to apply for the chance to be included in the scholarship, with students selected from Mawlamyine, Kyike Mayaw, Mudone, Paung and Chaung Sone townships in Mon State.
SCG also rewarded students who received scholarships in 2012, and went on to do well in the following academic year, with additional grants in recognition of their academic achievements.
SCG Sharing the Dream is SCG’s ASEAN sustainable development initiative and it has granted scholarships to more than 5,000 students in ASEAN countries, including Myanmar, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines, and Laos.

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