Phnom Penh, June 06 2018- KREDIT one of the largest microfinance institutions in Cambodia has been strictly focussing on corporate social responsibility (CSR) working closely with people in communities. Recently KREDIT celebrated Children’s Day by completed activities benefits to Cambodian Children.
This year, International Children’s Day and International’s Day against child labor celebrate under the topic “Together to protect Children’s right for family and social development”, and “To prevent children’s right from labor accident and young employment’s healthy to eliminate Child’s labor”. The event held at Hun Sen Wat Samrong primary school located in Khnur village, Neang Tert Commune, Dambae District, Tbong Khmum province chaired by Mrs. Bun Samnang, Deputy of district governor; Mr. Sieb Phary Deputy of district of education, youth and sport; and Mr. Heang Kim Head of Corporate Secretary Department responsible for KREDIT social responsibility.
Mr. Heang Kim said, “The growth of one society, community, and family comes from strongest of each member. Healthy and knowledge are important for children as the words “Children as bamboo growth up to be”. “KREDIT’s high commitment in its own vision to support children and vulnerable community in Cambodia through actively improves children quality of life,” Mr. Kim added.
The Event held supported from ERIKS and KREDIT to celebrate child right day every year in purpose to make awareness to the people about all the rights and protection of their children. The event also promoted the parent, caregiver and local authority to support and assist children to exercise and fulfill their right for surviving, developing and enjoy their childhood. Children should be cared and protected instead of being the victims of violence, trafficking, and abuse. They should get the good schooling, joy, happiness and learning. Attended to the event about 600 participants included primary students, teachers, Local authorities, school cluster, commune chiefs, village leaders and polices.
So far, KREDIT has been helping children to growth up in following activities:
√ Create child clubs
√ Provide financial training in school for students.
√ Support 14 Pre-school construction.
√ Handwashing facilities in 60 primary schools
√ Support study material for students
√ Provide training to commune member who responsible for women and children total about 150 000 trainees in 129 communes.
√ Create social responsibility and environment policy, which prohibit to credit loan to business-violated children labor …etc.
In addition to supporting children on May 31, 2018, Mr.Chan March, CEO of KREDIT Microfinance Institution, also brought in more than 10 million Riels to Kantha Bopha Hospital for Cambodian children treatment.
KREDIT also introduced saving product featured for Parents and Gardens to make the financial plan for their children’s future with effectiveness. Parent-Child Account added life insurance package as a choice. Parent-Child Account benefits to children who own the account with both financial benefits, high-interest rate, secure, as well as a nice school bag offer while the account opened.