[Sihanoukville, 23 June 2022] Prince Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Prince Holding Group, and Plan International (Cambodia) officially completed the handover of 198 pedal-operated handwashing stations benefitting 99 schools in Sihanoukville, presided over by H.E Kouch Chamroeun, the Governor of Sihanoukville and attended by officials from Provincial Office of Education, Youth and Sport.
The handwashing stations are distributed among 99 institutions, including 72 primary schools, 18 lower secondary schools, and 9 high schools around Preah Sihanouk Province. It is taking place as part of the six-month long Safe to School project, from January to June 2022, implemented by Prince Foundation, Plan International Hong Kong and Plan International Cambodia. The scheme aims to ensure that students have access to proper hygiene facilities as they return to school following the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Almost 40 thousand school children, with a fairly even split between boys and girls, will practice improved hand hygiene in schools in Sihanoukville, with the easy-to-use and disability-appropriate pedal-operated handwashing stations that we have provided,” Gwynneth Wong, Country Director of Plan International Cambodia.
“We want to ensure that students improve their hand sanitation, which is very important for their health and safety at schools following the pandemic, and we are very pleased to get an opportunity to work with Plan International Cambodia and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports,” said Gabriel Tan, Chief Communications Officer, Prince Holding Group.
Prince Holding Group, under the leadership of Chairman Chen Zhi, has a keen focus on human capital development to aid economic growth for the Kingdom.
Prince Group believes that good hygiene is also expected to foster a better environment, thereby enhancing learning and the quality of education, which is one of the focuses (education, healthcare and community outreach) of Prince Foundation.
About Prince Holding Group:
Prince Holding Group is one of Cambodia’s largest business groups spanning across real estate development, financial services and consumer services.
Prince Holding Group’s key business units in Cambodia include Prince Real Estate Group, Prince Huan Yu Real Estate Group, Prince Bank, Cambodia Airways, Belt Road Capital Management, as well as Awesome Global Investment Group. Via its subsidiaries, Prince Holding Group has over 80 businesses in Cambodia operating in real estate development, banking, finance, aviation, tourism, logistics, technology, food and beverages, and lifestyle sectors etc.
Leveraging a network of industrial, business and financial professionals across Asia, Prince Holding Group has laid the foundation to be a vital conduit for local and international capital. Moving forward, Prince Holding Group will continue to seek out opportunities to play an important role in Cambodia, through partnerships or direct investments into key industries for the betterment of Cambodians and the local economy.
About Prince Foundation:
Prince Foundation, founded in 2015, is one of Cambodia’s leading philanthropic foundations. A member of Prince Holding Group, which is one of the largest business groups in Cambodia, the Foundation aims to work with local communities to build thriving living and working environments that elevate people’s well-being and livelihoods following the vision: “Together, Building a Better Future for Cambodia”.
Focusing on education and youth development, healthcare, and community engagement initiatives, Prince Foundation works with partners to deliver sustainable programs that enhance opportunities for Cambodia’s youths, build resilience in communities and contributes to sustainable infrastructure.
The Foundation’s flagship projects are the Chen Zhi Scholarship, offering full scholarships, stipends, internship and work opportunities to 400 Cambodian university students over a period of seven years, and Prince Horology, where aspiring Cambodian watchmakers learn the art of Swiss-style watchmaking in a state-of-the-art facility. Prince Foundation has launched more than 250 philanthropic initiatives, benefiting over 500,000 people, with donations exceeding US$14 million.
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