Over 350 Maybank Cambodia employees today organised the “Restore the Gift of Sight” initiative aimed at eliminating avoidable blindness in the Kingdom via eye screening and eye surgery for the underprivileged.
Maybank Cambodia employees gathered at Maybank Tower in Phnom Penh at about 7 am where Chief Executive Officer Mohd Hanif Suadi and Chairman Anthony Brent Elam delivered a speech to the volunteers during the launching ceremony.
At about 8 am the volunteers left to their respective missions organised at five different locations across the Kingdom, targeted to benefit over 1,000 people through eye surgery and awareness of vision care.
Mr Hanif said that the initiative is a collaboration between Maybank Cambodia and Khmer Sight Foundation. He said that this initiative kick starts the ongoing employee volunteerism activities that will continue throughout the year.
“Our employees will be involved in the volunteer activities at the Khmer Soviet Friendship Hospital, assisting the Khmer Sight Foundation team in the eye screening and surgery mission performed by surgeons from Australia.” he said.
“There will also be employees stationed at the People Improvement Organisation (PIO) at Stung Meanchey and four other locations at the provinces to deliver eye care awareness sessions to students and community members.” he added.
In conjunction with the 10th Maybank Global CR Day, over 22,000 Maybank employees worldwide will be embarking on various initiatives to positively impact the communities they serve and the environment in their respective locations from today until October 30.