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Saving Lives in Cambodia

 

From cardiac care to helmet, a look at how we're making a difference.

 

 

Cambodia – For the second year in a row, members of Team Manulife from across the company raised money for the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Thanks to their efforts, and a donation from the company, Manulife presented the hospital with a cheque for USD$80,000 following the Angkor Wat International Half Marathon (AWHM) on December 3.

The hospital provides high-quality, compassionate care to children in Cambodia, regardless of their ability to pay. The funds will help ensure more children get the cardiac care they need to live longer, healthier lives.

Over the past three years of our principal sponsorship of the AWHM, through a combination of corporate donations and employee fundraising, we have given more than USD$200,000 to the hospital.

 

Other ways we’ve helped the community this year:

 

Helmet donation: We gave 1,000 helmets to children, parents and teachers at Veal Vong Primary School in Kampong Cham province. The donation is part of our ongoing partnership with Asia Injury Prevention Foundation (AIP). Since 2012, we have donated more than 5,000 helmets and provided road safety education to more than 10,000 Cambodians.

 

Bike donation: We gave 30 bikes and 30 helmets to Passerelles Numériques Cambodia, a non-profit organization that works to enable young underprivileged Cambodians to build their employability through education in the digital industry.

 

Bikes, books, raincoats and more: We donated bikes, books, raincoats, study materials and funds to Krousar Thmey, helping more than 40 students. This non-profit organization supports underprivileged children through three programmes: education for deaf or blind children; child welfare; and cultural and artistic development.

 

Click here to read the Phnom Penh Post’s Q&A with Robert Elliott, CEO of Manulife Cambodia, about the company’s CSR activities over the last five years in Cambodia.