NagaWorld Kind Hearts and Teen Challenge Cambodia are partnering to help youths considered to be at risk and also marginalised communities through a year-long recovery programme to help them to rebuild their lives.
“We hope this partnership with Teen Challenge Cambodia will help these youths in their recovery,” says NagaWorld Managing Director Pern Chen.
“Cambodia has a very young population, with more than 70 percent under the age of 35.”
Pern adds that an investment in Cambodia’s youth is an investment in the future of the Kingdom.
“We hope this support will enable them to become productive members of society and pay it forward by giving back to their families and communities,” Pern notes.
NagaWorld’s employees have also showcased their keen support towards the generous initiative by making their own contributions to funds raised by the company for scholarships as part of the scheme.
Teen Challenge Cambodia, which is part of the Global Teen Challenge, was established in 2008 and currently operates two centres in Phnom Penh Thmey and Takeo. NagaWorld Kind Hearts’ support covers medical care, counselling, literacy and vocational training such as sewing skills, eco-farming techniques and motorcycle repairing skills.
Global Teen Challenge was founded in 1958 in New York and has more than 1,400 affiliate centres in 125 countries worldwide.
Furthermore, as a testament to their continued support for marginalised youths, NagaWorld Kind Hearts has also collaborated with nonprofit organisations such as Cambodia Outreach on their [email protected] programme to help underprivileged students complete their high school education.
NagaWorld Kind Hearts conducts regular corporate social responsibility as part of their initiatives towards sustainable nation-building. These include education enhancement, community engagement, sports development and environmental care, which together have benefited more than 204,000 underprivileged Cambodians.