Cellcard’s Covid-19 Community Initiatives Scoop Prestigious Award | Cellcard

Cellcard’s Covid-19 Community Initiatives Scoop Prestigious Award

Published Date: November, Wednesday 17, 2021

Cellcard’s unwavering commitment to Cambodian communities during the nation’s fight against Covid-19 has earned a top accolade at the AmCham Cambodia 2021 CSR Excellence Awards.

The prestigious awards celebrate innovative corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes being rolled out across Cambodia, and the companies and individuals behind them.

Due to the challenges the pandemic has presented, this year’s awards included a category dedicated to recognizing Covid-19 initiatives carried out in the community.

At an awards ceremony at Raffles Le Royal hotel in Phnom Penh on Thursday, November 16, Cellcard beat off fierce competition to be crowned winner in the large company section in the Covid-19 initiative category.

Simon Perkins, Cellcard CEO, said the fantastic achievement is thanks to the tireless effort employees have shown to aid struggling communities during the challenging times.

“We are very proud to receive this award. It is down to the hard work and selfless acts of Cellcard’s employees, the entire Royal Group and our Chairman have shown this year under great pressure to ease the burdens of the communities we serve,” said Mr Simon.

As a proudly 100 percent Khmer-owned company, Cellcard has rolled out a number of initiatives this year to help Cambodia in its fight against Covid-19 while providing relief to communities hit the hardest by the pandemic.

During lockdown, Cellcard’s network teams ensured those living in red zones were able to stay connected with loved ones by strengthening network signals and adding more cell sites throughout the areas.

In addition, Cellcard’s commercial teams partnered with private businesses and NGOs to provide red zone residents with essential supplies, including food and other household items, when they were unable to leave their homes.

Volunteer staff also dedicated their time to set up and operate the Royal Group vaccination centre with the Ministry of Health and Samdech Techo Voluntary Youth Doctor Association. It was in operation for more than one month and vaccinated more than 10,000 people.

Mr Simon added: “The pandemic has presented unprecedented times and we are committed to supporting the communities we work with however we can. We have all gone through the pandemic together and can celebrate these achievements at a time when we are also celebrating the country fully reopening again.”

Cellcard’s commitment to CSR extends further than Covid-19 and forms a core part of its operations. The telecom is leading the way when it comes to elevating skills and providing opportunities to young Cambodians within the digital innovation field.

This includes supporting the training and development of seven young data scientists who are now employed by Cellcard. This year, Cellcard also teamed up with coding and robotics experts SabaiCode to offer 10 scholarships to a 12-month coding Bootcamp.

As part of its commitment to build digital literacy and capacity as the Kingdom embraces Industry 4.0, Cellcard’s CSR activities focused on digital innovation will remain a priority into the future.

Cellcard is proud to be a member of AmCham.


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