Corporate Social Responsibility

AAM helps to improve the lives of families in Cambodia

AAM Team of 26 raise S$41,141 to finance and then build 16 simple family homes

Tabitha Cambodia is an organisation that invites international volunteers to finance the materials and labour required to build houses for some of the poorest families in Cambodia and then travel to their villages, and working under the direction of Khmer builders, help complete the houses.

AAM put together a 26 strong build team (including family and friends) and set a target of $36,000 to finance the build of 16 houses (all other trip expenses such as flights, hotels, transport & food are paid by each individual in the build team).

The AAM Build Team held a number of fundraising initiatives such as a pub quiz, cocktails for Cambodia night, game nights, bake sales, coin drives, we even had a small fete in the office with vintage games and an Annual Leave Raffle. In the end, the team raised a fantastic $41,141 thanks to the generosity of work colleagues, family, friends, clients and individual team members either participating in the fundraising initiatives or donating via our just giving page.

The additional money was donated to the Peoples Improvement Organization (PIO) in Cambodia. PIO serves over 1,200 children a day through a variety of programs that include, non-formal education and vocational training. The PIO programs provide some of the most vulnerable women and children in Cambodia with hope for the future. It’s their belief that through education, real improvements can be made to the lives of the Cambodian people. Setting them up for a life out of poverty. Learn more about PIO

On 19th February 2017 the AAM Build team headed out to Cambodia to work with the Tabitha foundation and complete 16 houses (for 16 families, who between them had 46 children) all in a single day. We were able to provide weather proof accommodation and a clean water supply that should last for many years to come.

“The chance to meet the actual families we were supporting, spend a day in their village and learn how they lived, was an incredible experience! I’ll never forget the huge smiles and the warmth of the welcome we got on arrival. There was no sign of sadness or despair, just an abundance of joy, curiosity and the generosity to share with us what little they own”. – John Millward [AAM Employee]