As part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts, the American Chamber of Commerce in Cambodia (AmCham) on Wednesday donated $5,000 and 20 bicycles to the Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF Cambodia) for the underprivileged children in Cambodia.
The check and bikes were presented to the award-winning children’s NGO in a ceremony at its Steung Meanchey Education Center by AmCham President Anthony Galliano.
Galliano said he hopes the donation will help many students lift themselves out of poverty through education.
“ISF Cambodia enables disadvantaged children to improve their access to education, health care and sport, to lift themselves out of poverty,” he said.
“At AmCham Cambodia, we believe in ‘giving back’, not only to do business and make a profit, but also to support and give back to the country and communities in which we work. »
“It is an honor and a privilege to be part of this incredibly important cause, children are the future.”
To express their appreciation for the donation, children supported by EWB Cambodia performed traditional dance performances in front of AmCham representatives on Wednesday.
During her address, Vicheka Chourp, National Officer of ISF Cambodia, expressed her gratitude for the generosity of AmCham and its members.
“This donation will help ISF provide sustainable and safe education and transportation to school for marginalized children,” she said.
This is not AmCham’s first donation, in which corporate social responsibility is one of the key principles. Through the CSR Promotion Committee, AmCham allocates 10% of all membership fees to CSR activities.
In May, Prey Veng Province was officially declared the second mine-free province in Cambodia, thanks in part to AmCham’s donation to the Cambodian Mine Action and Victim Assistance Authority. AmCham is also partnering with the Hyatt Regency Phnom Penh to organize a charity networking event, the proceeds of which will be used to provide cervical cancer screenings to garment workers.