Mid-Autumn Festival is here once again. Joining the bustling atmosphere of the fast-approaching Mid-Autumn Festival, Nafoods has organized joyful celebrations internally and meaningful volunteer activities to bring a warm and positive Moon Festival to all children across the country.
In the journey towards sustainable and comprehensive development, recognizing the importance and integrating ESG principles (Environment, Society and Governance) into strategy and operations of organizations and businesses is an vital factor that Nafoods Group’s Board of Directors always focuses on.
With many branches and subsidiaries spread across the country, Celebrations in general and Mid-Autumn Festival, in particular, are occasions that all Nafoods employees and their children eagerly await. Nafoods has always accompanied in organizing seasonal activities to take care of the mental well-being of employees because we consider employees to be our greatest asset.
This year, Nafoods’ Mid-Autumn Festival tray has new innovative features such as mooncakes with a crust made from the natural color of sweet purple passion fruit and red dragon fruit, and filling made from dried fruits, all featured from products of Nafoods Group. The cake has an attractive smell, fuller flavor, increased fiber and is safe for health, which makes it enjoyable with more bites.
Let’s take a look at a few happy moments of the Moon Festival of nearly 1,000 Nafoods children at each of the 6 locations: Ho Chi Minh representative office, Vinh office, Naprod factory, Nasoco factory, affiliated companies in Napassion Group and Nafoods Tay Nguyen, to relive the childhood memories in each of us.
Summary of the bustling and jubilant atmosphere of the Full Moon festival at the bridgeheads
In addition to annual internal Mid-Autumn Festival activities, Nafoods Group also has meaningful programs to bring a warm and joyful Mid-Autumn Festival to ethnic minority children in poor mountainous and border provinces. This year, the Moon of Love program was held in Cam Lam Commune, Con Cuong District, Nghe An Province, for 1,000 children, with Nafoods as a co-sponsor.
Cam Lam is a remote and challenging commune, more than 20km from the center of Con Cuong district, where 99% of Thai ethnic people live. The five villages of Cam Lam commune are separated from the outside by the Lam River and have only one suspension bridge to use. The roads into the villages are mainly hilly dirt roads that are difficult to travel. The people’s economy still depends mainly on agriculture and forestry, so the rate of poor and near-poor households still accounts for more than 71% of the region’s population.
While other children receive attention and care, children here still lack many things such as learning equipment, transportation, warm clothes, and especially cultural and entertainment needs. Therefore, celebrate the seasonal festivities, enjoy the feast, and have fun with friends is a luxurious dream for all children here. Sometimes, simply cakes and candies can ease hardships, difficulties and disadvantages in their life, make them happy and remember this moment forever.
Coming to join the feast and carry the lights, Vi Su In, a student of class 4B, Cam Lam primary school, happily shouted: “We have never had a big Mid-Autumn festival like this, with so many candies and gifts. We wish to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival every year. Thank you.” The children’s sharing words and innocent faces with eyes as big and round as the full moon in August and radiant smiles touched our adult hearts that day. Seeing the children’s happiness, we couldn’t help but feel teary, trying to hold back our tears, feeling both happy and sad. We hope meaningful programs like this will bring beautiful childhood memories to the children of this poor land of Cam Lam.
Nafoods hopes that children across the country will have a warm Mid-Autumn Festival surrounded by their loved ones. We also believe that each family, with responsibility and love, will continue to have many practical activities in taking care of their children so that not only on Mid-Autumn Festival but on all other days of the year the children will receive peace and happiness.