More than 2,800 children in Cambodia benefitted from the second “Samsung Love and Care” of Samsung Electronics. The company’s annual regional employee volunteer program gathered 56 employees from 11 countries to spend quality time with the youth in a bid to address pressing educational gaps and social issues in the country.
The program, which kicked off on October 2016, will run over the course of three years.
“We are always committed to go beyond business achievements and to contribute back to the communities,” enthused Samsung Southeast Asia and Oceania vice president for Corporate Marketing Irene Ng.
She added, “Following last year’s success and earnest positive feedback from volunteers, we are excited to be in Cambodia this year for this meaningful initiative. We believe that technology can go a long way in empowering youths.”
Samsung employee-volunteers, together with non-governmental organizations Pour Un Sourire D’enfant and People Improvement Organization, organized education and interactive activities for the underprivileged children in local communities in Cambodia, building ties and bringing joy to the community.
Using Samsung tablets and mobile learning apps, the volunteers bonded with children over interactive learning games, teaching them numerical and literacy skills.
They also helped with simple refurbishments for the schools, such as giving a fresh coat of paint for the classroom walls and tables. Tree planting, wherein children were taught how to care for environment, allowed for cultural exchange among volunteers and locals.
“By addressing the local needs and focusing on the children’s wellbeing, we want to make a positive difference. For our employees, this is our chance to give our best to the community of Cambodia,” said Ng.