Wing celebrates '7th Bun Pkar Brak Moha Samaki' in support of AHC
Wing (Cambodia) Specialised Bank, together with the Royal Group, Wing agents, customers and partners, last month reaffirmed their commitment to the Angkor Hospital for Children (AHC), one of the country’s leading paediatric health centres.
Every day, AHC provides free treatment to more than 400 children, a monumental service that costs some $7 million per year.
Due to the social and economic impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, some patients are facing new obstacles to receiving this free treatment.
Wing saw the need of the patients of AHC, and on August 30 bank leaders helped start a “Pkar Brak Moha Samaki” ceremony – a Buddhist ritual to benefit the hospital and its work.
Wing chief operating officer Lok Chumteav Mao Chamnan said she could empathise with the families seeking care.
“As a mother, I know that when a child anywhere gets sick, their mum is always worried,” she said. “That is especially true if she can’t find a credible hospital to find treatment.”
Since 1999, AHC has provided high-quality, compassionate care to children from every province in Cambodia, regardless of their families’ ability to pay.
Lok Chumteav Mao Chamnan said Wing was proud to help support AHC through the pandemic to further the hospital’s journey and mission of providing free and effective care to the children of Cambodia.
During the Bun Pkar Brak Moha Samaki ceremony, Wing and its employees donated more than 48,564,800 riel ($12,141) to AHC. That included funding from Wing itself and from LokChumteav Mao Chamnan personally.
The Wing donation also included contributions from notable figures such as Oknha Ly Hour, Lok Chumteav Nuon Pichsophal and Touch Socheata.
Donations were also received from Royal Group, as well as Wing staff, agents, customers and other bank-affiliated donors through Wing platforms.
At the ceremony, Dr Ngoun Chan Pheaktra, AHC hospital director, thanked the bank and its representatives for their contributions.
“The hugely generous donation is a much needed investment for the hospital,” Dr Chan Pheaktra said. “This funding will help deliver quality care for children who have been hospitalised, and play a crucial part in the improvement of healthcare in Cambodia – leaving no child left unwell.”
Since its founding in 2009, Wing has been committed to living up to the principles of sustainable development. Today, the bank centres those principles in its social and ethical duties as a corporate citizen of Cambodia.
Wing CEO Manu Rajan praised the life-saving work of AHC for Cambodia’s youth. He also expressed his personal thanks to those who donated.
“Thousands of children get sick every day, and this hospital is their first hope for treatment,” Manu said. “Our donation means we’re helping needy children access quality healthcare, and your individual contributions are hugely valuable in saving the lives of needy children during this uncertain time.”
Wing customers who wish to donate to AHC can do so through the bank’s network of more than 8,000 Wing Cash Xpress agents across the Kingdom, or via the Wing Money App. Customers can donate riel by using the account number 9122, or 8122 for US dollars.