Web Essentials Donates to NGOs and TYPO3 Community
As a social business in Phnom Penh, Web Essentials wants to donate a part of its profit to support other initiatives and projects in order to enable them to make a difference in Cambodia. One of our staff put it as follows:
“It is a really good idea for a company to donate money to NGOs, because the money can go in the right place which means that it goes to the people who are needing more help. And it would be good if all companies in Cambodia can do what Web Essentials did, we can't just wait for the donations from abroad but we can do it also if we commit to do it.”
Web Essentials staff have selected 4 projects and initiatives in Cambodia:
- Bong Paoun Project (big brother and big sister project): Reaching out to Cambodia's street children while providing physical, psychological and social support to children.
- Abraham's Project: Development Center for People in Cambodia. They help people who had to leave their home and live in the slum area because the government confiscated their land and forced them to leave.
- CIST: CIST Values: CIST is a IT Vocational Training Centre. The centre enables each year a large number of disadvantaged students to get a qualified job.
- Khmer TYPO3 Community: The world's most used web CMS is now also available in Cambodia in Khmer. In order to share this open source software among other Cambodian developers, the Khmer TYPO3 Community organises monthly user group meetings and other events following TYPO3 vision “inspiring people to share”.
A few of our staff are personally involved in some of the projects, one of them is Sophea. She is part of the "Bong Paoun Project” which means, Sophea takes care of her brother and sister to make sure that they go to school, stop pick up rubbish and try hard to study.
“If one person is very thirsty and has no power to walk and no water around him, he will try to look and ask more help. If during that time another person comes and gives him water he will give thanks to the person a million times".
Sophea helps to encourage them in living their life, shows them the benefit of study and brings them to church on Sundays.