86% of students strongly felt they could better contribute to positive social or environmental initiatives
[Phnom Penh 3, January 2023] Prince Foundation, recently facilitated a series of lectures on corporate social responsibility (CSR) for eleven students at the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC). The students were introduced to the principles of corporate philanthropy and sustainable development as well as the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), philanthropic strategies, purpose-driven mindset and impact measurement of CSR initiatives.
In a post-program survey, 86% of the attendees said they strongly felt the course helped them understand how they could contribute to a positive social or environmental impact (regardless of the means) and it helped them learn the steps involved in developing a CSR strategy.
Conducted by Ms. Hon Yan Ting, Senior CSR Manager of Prince Foundation, who has over a decade of experience in the non- profit and education sectors as well as a Master’s in Social Service Management from The University of Hong Kong, the course was attended by eight local students and three French students who are in their senior year of engineering studies at ECAM LaSalle, one of France’s leading private engineering schools.
The course comprised eleven hours of academic instruction and assignments. It featured group discussions, experiential activities, individual assignments and group presentations as students learnt how to design their own corporate CSR projects. During the final presentation, the students shared their proposals for tackling social and environmental challenges as well as concrete steps for evaluating social impact.
Prince Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Prince Holding Group, is committed to providing future professionals with access to the best available thinking in the field of CSR supporting the Kingdom’s Industry 4.0 push. The Foundation will continue to support sustainable development for Cambodia in line with its core focus on education, healthcare and community empowerment.