ABA Bank supported JCI’s Bag to School initiative
Upholding its CSRs policy and to contribute in improving education in rural Cambodia, ABA proudly joined force with Junior Chamber International (JCI) Cambodia to organize an event called “Bag to School” at Andong Svay primary school in Pursat’s Krokor district on 01 July 2018.
Bag to School has been implemented for the past six consecutive years, and this year ABA is very pleased to be a part of such an inspiring social cause for the very first time.
“We ABA Bank are delighted to be here today along with other sponsors and JCI team to distribute study materials, inaugurate the school facilities, and plant trees for Andong Svay primary school,” said Khengly Chhou, Pursat Branch Manager of ABA Bank, during his opening remarks.
“We hope that this contribution will serve as a stepping-stone for the children here today and many more generations to come for them to reach further, have better future, and improve their lives,” he added.
230 students from two primary schools – Andong Svay and Roleap Srongam – were provided with school supplies for one full year, and a new pumped well, a volleyball court, an entrance gate, a flag pole, and several trees were constructed and planted within Andong Svay primary school vicinity. Each classroom was equipped with new desks, chairs, trash bins, maps, and posters, and a mobile library was also provided in order to stimulate readership with over 100 reading and coloring books.
The event was concluded with some outdoor activities such as reading competition, puzzle games, volleyball matches and more to engage students and to emphasize the importance of teamwork.
About Bag to School:
Bag to school is a project founded by JCI Marina Singapore and JCI Cambodia-Phnom Penh aiming at promoting the primary education in the remote districts in Cambodia. Bag to School raises funds and materials to deliver to poor students in rural areas. In 2018, Bag to School aimed to provide opportunities for students to access study materials, suitable classrooms, friendly study environment, and good library materials needed, which will help expand the desire in learning and knowledge of students effectively. With meaningful activities, students will enjoy and be inspired to love school and education.
About Junior Chamber International:
Junior Chamber International (JCI) is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 100 countries around the world who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities. JCI Cambodia-Phnom Penh was founded on 6 March 2011, when JCI officially introduced to Cambodia, and JCI Cambodia-Phnom Penh is the first chapter under JCI-Cambodia, which acting to encourage young people to be active citizens, exploring leadership and making positive change in their society.