- Published: Thursday, 30 May 2019 19:25
When fire ripped through the Sambok Cham community in Steung Meanchey earlier this year, destroying some 40 houses, Thalias felt the heat. One of our staff - a waiter at Khéma - lost his home and almost everything inside it. As a tight-knit community that values each member, we came together and created an informal fundraising drive to get him and his family back on their feet, collecting clothes, kitchen materials, furniture and money to help them restart their lives. It worked. Things are back to normal for him. But the incident got us thinking about the security of our 500 staff (and their families) and the ability to fall back on existing infrastructure in the case of emergency or illness. And so, with the oversight of our legal and corporate social responsibility experts, we developed our own in-house social security, Thalias Employee Welfare Association.