Hawaiian is proud to support our partner, the West Coast Eagles, as they undertake incredible work in Cambodia building homes for the underprivileged.
West Coast Eagles players Brayden Ainsworth, Brendon Ah Chee, Hamish Brayshaw, Fraser McInnes, Jake Waterman, Jarrod Brander, Josh Rotham, Josh Smith, Oscar Allen and senior coach Adam Simpson are on a philanthropic expedition, supported by Hawaiian and Northern Star Resources, to make a difference in people’s lives.
This is the fifth trip for the West Coast Eagles to Cambodia and the group hopes to build 20 houses in just two days. They are working alongside local families who have saved for five years to raise the US$25 contribution that they must make towards their house.
Hawaiian, along with the West Coast Eagles and Northern Star Resources, have contributed the balance for the house build, which is $2000 per house.
Hawaiian is proud to support our partner the West Coast Eagles in building the dream homes for these Cambodian families.
West Coast Eagles head of development Gavin Bell said the group was pleased to help those in need.
“Thanks to the generous support of Hawaiian and Northern Star Resources, our players and staff have been afforded a rare opportunity to change the lives of people living in the province of Kampong Chenang,” Mr Bell said.
“Kampong Chenang is one of the poorest regions of Cambodia and it is very susceptible to flooding. By building these stilted houses, we are giving the children of these families a 70 per cent better chance of completing primary school. Without the safety of a proper home and clean water, these kids will never make it to school. A safe house and clean water brings school participation rates from as low as 15 per cent to over 85 per cent.”
This trip, the fifth bi-annual visit from the Club to Cambodia, will take the total number of houses built by Eagles players to 100 since 2010. This important work has provided secure, life-saving shelter for more than 750 people, including over 500 children.