News Wing Bank & HFCA join hands to support underprivileged youth in Siem Reap province

Wing Bank encourages youth to take part in sports activities for good health and community solidarity.

Phnom Penh, Nov 17, 2022Wing Bank (Cambodia) Plc, & Happy Football Cambodia Australia, aka HFCA, announce the partnership, which will ensure the Sras Srong Village youth, in Siem Reap province, can continue to play football in a safe and caring environment.

''HFCA is honoured to join forces with one of Cambodia's most respected financial institutions. Wing Bank have provided excellent service across Cambodia for over 14 years and now as a commercial bank, will continue to carry on the good works they have started. We are delighted that Wing Bank will sponsor HFCA’s football program at Sras Srong village in Siem Reap and this will bring great benefit to the village youth," said Paraic Grogan, Founder Happy Football Cambodia Australia.

Wing Bank’s generosity allows HFCA to continue their work with some of the poorest youth in Siem Reap province.

"Thanks to Wing Bank for sponsoring our program and supporting our football dreams,” said Hak Sreyveat, a female player aged 13 from Sras Srong Village.

HFCA has been running weekly football training in Siem Reap city since 2017 and in February 2020 HFCA launched their Siem Reap Village football programs in Oroong Village, Chub Smack Village and Sras Srong Village. HFCA is the first organisation to run a formal sports program in these three villages and on average 50 girls across the three programs are attending regularly.

“This partnership, which is for one year, is a great example of Wing Bank’s ongoing commitment to supporting communities in rural Cambodia, both via our excellent financial and non-financial products and services and providing vital support to the local community,” said Han Peng Kwang, CEO of Wing Bank. “Playing football is not only good for their health, but also it can help youth to work together as a team. That will bring about solidarity in the community.”

Community care is rooted at the heart of Wing Bank’s corporate philosophy, and the bank has strived to engage employees and our business partners in an array of social responsibility activities. As just one example, Wing Bank has been supporting Angkor Hospital for Children and the Kantha Bopha Hospital Foundation, donating funds, and raising more support from the public for the free treatment of Cambodian children.

The contribution of Wing Bank to the community has even been recognised publicly and was awarded the American Chamber of Commerce Corporate Social Responsibility Excellence Award in 2021.

Although Wing Bank has already achieved so many milestones, there are more exciting times ahead. The bank will continue to develop new products and services to meet the needs of the community and expand more community projects across the kingdom.

Founded in 2005, HFCA is an NGO aimed at empowering underprivileged youth in Cambodia through the medium of football. HFCA ensures that underprivileged youth get access to high quality training, coaches, team building and mobility opportunities. This supports well-being, mental health, self-esteem and crucially provides pathways into further opportunities by developing soft skills for success in education and employment.

About Wing Bank (Cambodia) Plc:

Wing Bank (Cambodia) Plc – the bank for every Cambodian – is driven by the vision to provide every Cambodian with convenient access to financial services relevant to, and for the improvement of, their daily lives.

Wing Bank has revolutionized the way Cambodians access financial services by introducing instant, secure, and convenient Mobile Financial Services since 18 August 2008.

Today, Wing Bank serves the entire Cambodian population with 100% coverage of the districts in Cambodia thanks to the innovative Wing Bank App, over 80,000 merchant partners, and partnerships with industry giants such as Mastercard, MoneyGram, AliPay, WeChat Pay, Western Union, Visa, and Ria.

Wing Bank provides an array of advanced financial products both for individual and corporate customers. These include loans, deposits, micro savings, credit referral services, money transfers, utility and insurance payments, supply chain payments, payroll services and even phone top-ups. In addition, Wing offers retail payments via “WingPay”, and also has introduce the “WingMall” e-commerce platform.

Both small and large companies alike are now using Wing’s payroll and disbursement services, speeding up payments. The fact that 50% of customers are women makes Wing Bank a shining example of gender inclusion in the region.

Wing Bank is committed to providing financial, gender and digital inclusion to the unbanked and the under-banked, allowing every Cambodian to enjoy convenience and security when it comes to financial services.