i-Qlick and Canon are committed to giving back to the Cambodia community with a primary focus on education. Over the years, we have worked with a number of NGOs to raise awareness and educate Cambodia society on important issues , as well as provide support on educational activities. Here are some of the initiatives we have worked on:
Canon announces sponsorship of US$100,000 to Samdach Techo Voluntary Youth Doctor Association
PHNOM PENH, 7 May 2016 – Canon Singapore today announced a sponsorship agreement with Samdach Techo Voluntary Youth Doctor Association (TYDA) at a MOU signing ceremony today. Canon Singapore will pledge US$100,000 to help TYDA further their altruistic cause through health-related projects and activities for underprivileged people in Cambodia. This is the second time Canon has contributed to TYDA. .
Mr. Kensaku Konishi, President & CEO of Canon Singapore at the MOU with His Excellency Hun Manet, Chairman of the Board of Directors for TYDA.
“At Canon, we embrace the philosophy of kyosei which means living and working together in harmony for the common good. We hope that our continued support of TYDA will bolster efforts to help the underprivileged communities across Cambodia receive free access to medical care,” said Mr. Kensaku Konishi, President and CEO, Canon Singapore.
Samdach Techo Voluntary Youth Doctor Association (TYDA)
On 2 April 2015, Canon Singapore Pte Ltd announced a sponsorship agreement of US$150,000 to TYDA further their altruistic cause. The US$150,000 donation from Canon Singapore will provide financial support to TYDA for its health-related projects and activities for underprivileged people in Cambodia. TYDA is a non-profit organisation that aims to provide free medical treatments including ante-natal care, paediatric care, surgeries and dental check-ups, to poor communities in Cambodia. With the support of 900 voluntary health professionals and medical students, numerous medical missions have been carried out in rural villages, benefiting thousands of patients.
Canon has been supporting the Anjali project since 2005, funding many aspects of the first Photo Festival including the first kids’ workshops. Every year since Canon has loaned us digital cameras for the duration of the workshops for use by the children. Canon has also supported the exhibition and display of the children’s photography work. The funds raised from sales of this work are an important contribution to the centre’s income which is crucial for its long-term sustainability and gives Anjali kids an important medium for self expression and creativity.
ARTWATERENESS–Through Waters’ Project in Cambodia
Through Waters’ itinerant photo exhibition travels around the world generating awareness on water. ARTWATERENESS is a green attempt to think together about water and democratize Arts, sharing the views from international photographers on water, while encouraging the people from Cambodia to reflect on it and to participate in its global dialogue by means of creative activities. In 2014, i-Qlick and Canon supported the project by loaning Canon cameras and compact photo printers for the organisers to conduct water themed workshops in villages, carrying out a 1 month campaign to raise awareness on water issues on facebook, as well as hosted the finale exhibition at Canon’s Exhibition Hall in i-Qlick Showroom.
On 31 May 2014, a team of i-Qlick volunteers, together with Through Waters’ team and UNESCO staff, visited the children at Sorya School in Takeo province, to conduct a photography workshop. After learning the basic techniques of using a camera, the children with assistance from the volunteers , began capturing images about “Water- past, present and future” in Phnom Chiso. This was an exciting moment for the children as all of them had never used a camera before and were extremely delighted to bring back Selphy photo prints of their master pieces.
Bayon TV Short Film Contest 2014
i-Qlick and Canon were the main sponsors for this first ever contest that challenged young people to put together a short clip of three to five minutes long about a social issue in Cambodia namely road safety, environmental issues, drug abuse, violence in family, human rights, anti-corruption, cultural or national identity protection. Besides sponsoring attractive prizes, including the Canon XA20, Canon XA10 and EOS 70D, Canon Imaging Academy also conducted a series of video training workshops that would guide young participants through the film making process.