Phnom Penh – Sanofi, a French pharmaceutical company that has been in Cambodian for more than 25 years now, initiated social activities for the children at Coconut School in Kirirom National Park in Kampong Speu province on 8th February 2019. Sanofi Cambodia led healthcare knowledge-sharing and training with the schoolchildren and a community clean-up campaign.
Ms Dao Thu Nga, head of Sanofi Cambodia Operations said, “The purpose of organising this event is to involve our staff in social activities, promote culture of sharing and caring for the community we are living in; especially to promote the culture of giving back to the society.”
She added that holding CSR activities that will contribute to the betterment of the local community is a continuous and endless journey for Sanofi in Cambodia.
Mr Ouk Van Day, the founder of Coconut School that provides free education to kids living on Kirirom mountain, expressed that such social campaign reflects the culture of sharing and caring he, too, is trying to inculcate among his students.
“Such acts show love and make our lovely kids happy. The contribution of the company is part of making our journey continue forward. Especially, it is a good example for other companies or institutions to pay attention and promote culture of giving back to the society in ways they deem right.”
The half-day campaign at the Coconut School saw the participation of children in the trainings on body hygiene, dental care, food hygiene, and community clean-up activity.
With Sanofi’s commitment to contribute to local communities in Cambodia, the company contributes in training healthcare knowledge to disabled kids, promoting and raising awareness on key important events such as Anti-counterfeit Day, World Diabetes Day, World Rabies Day, Dengue Day and other sponsorship and financial support to different cause-oriented organisations.
Just last year, the company has also launched its three-year Cambodia Education Programme on Diabetes (CEP-D) with nearly half a million USD budget.