Maybank last Saturday started its new child sponsorship programme in Cambodia. Around 52 underprivileged children were provided with opportunities to pursue their education as a way out of poverty. The sponsorship program entailed a monthly funding allocation to cover basic food and school support as well as special regular engagement sessions with Maybank employees.
“The Maybank Child Sponsorship programme resonates strongly with our role as a responsible corporate citizen. This programme, now in its sixth year, has proven to be a great success in fulfilling our commitment in empowering the communities in which we operate, to improve lives and contribute to the betterment of society in a sustainable and impactful manner,” said Chairman of Maybank Cambodia, Dato’ Johan Ariffin.
In addition to the child sponsorship, Maybank Cambodia will also be providing various forms of support to other students studying at the PIO Stung Meanchey School. PIO is an organisation which runs three schools and an orphanage for children who seek a living in garbage dumps or collect garbage around the streets of Phnom Penh. It also helps marginalised children deprived of the opportunity to access to education.