By the end of the project, 3-E it had delivered 10 schools, helped 878 student a year, built 30 classrooms, offered 900 scholarships, and provided almost 2000 people with access to information technology equipment. ANZ staff alone raised a total of $A650,000 for the project.
At ANZ, we believe by connecting people and businesses we can create a strong, cohesive and vibrant community.
ANZ’s goal through Project 3-E was not just to be bankers but to have a meaningful impact on the communities in which we live and work. ANZ saw a real opportunity to contribute, harnessing the collective energy of its entire global team to make a substantial difference via a single, targeted social responsibility project.
ANZ is very grateful to its partners from Saigon Children which provided constant focus on both the ‘hardware’ and ‘software’ – a combined approach of investing in both school infrastructure and student participation and involving monetary as well as non-monetary means of supporting the target community.
This help enabled many ANZ staff to contribute to the building efforts for many of the new classrooms in Hau Giang - some staff even flew from as far as New Zealand to help out with the construction.
It certainly takes more than just financial support to turn muddy swamp and falling apart buildings into modern, hygienic and well-equipped classrooms and to provide disadvantaged families more options by helping to build their capabilities.
ANZ is also thankful to the Provincial Authorities of Hau Giang and all the school officials and teachers for doing the ‘real’ hard work of educating and empowering these young kids.
Led and funded by our staff around the world, with great enthusiasm, energy and passion to make a difference in the community, Project 3E has successfully achieved its objectives set out four years ago.
Before & after
Images from some of ANZ’s work pre and post construction.