June 12, 2017
‘Repay the eNett Way’ programme recognised for helping Cambodian communities to build sustainable futures
eNett International, a leading provider of dedicated B2B payment solutions, has been awarded an International CSR Excellence Award for its ‘Repay the eNett Way’ programme. The company picked up the award in the socio-economic category at the Houses of Parliament in London, which celebrated corporate efforts in social responsibility from around the world.
eNett was awarded an International CSR Award for its work in Cambodia, where it worked to support a community in the disadvantaged slum-town Andong in Phnom Penh. Through employee and company fundraising donations US$12,000 was raised. Two individuals from the town were given life-changing sponsorships; the first to qualify as a travel tour guide and the second to gain a scholarship at one of the top local English speaking universities so that he could pursue his dream of becoming a translator.
The second stage of the programme saw a group of eight employees from eNett travel to Phnom Penh to get truly hands-on. The team helped make improvements for the wider community, including refurbishing a charity-led sewing centre and building a new playground for the local children. The fundraising also subsidised the building of a new sustainable, clean water supply in the town.
eNett founder and CEO, Anthony Hynes, said: “eNett is a company that has grown rapidly year-on-year and we have the travel industry to thank for this. We wanted to give something back and that’s how ‘Repay the eNett Way’ was born. Having seen the difference we made to the Andong community, I would encourage others in the travel industry to get involved. It has been an enriching experience, which brought together the global eNett team. We’re already looking forward to building on our achievements with the next iteration of the programme as we head to South Africa.”
The inaugural ‘Repay the eNett Way’ CSR programme was launched in March 2016 to help educate, inspire and equip local communities displaced by tourism in high-growth travel destinations. Through the initiative, eNett aims to improve the education and job opportunities for local people so that they can build sustainable futures for themselves, and take advantage of a growing tourism industry.
eNett recently announced the next ‘Repay the eNett Way’ beneficiary as South Africa. The company is supporting African development charity Mellon Educate’s ‘Building Blitz’, which brings people together from all over the globe to build schools in underprivileged South African communities. eNett is currently raising money to support Mellon Educate with its preparation. And later this year, some of the team will travel to Cape Town to help renovate a school for the children in a local underprivileged township.