Our partners, in Australia, the United Kingdom and Cambodia.
Aberdeen Asset Management Charitable Foundation
Since Aberdeen Asset Management was founded in 1983, the Group has supported the communities in which it is located and has helped some great local, national and international charities over the years.
The Foundation was established in 2012 to formalise and develop Aberdeen’s charitable giving and work globally. It has two main themes:
Emerging Markets – Aberdeen has committed to develop a number of strategic partnerships with charities tackling the educational needs of disadvantaged young people in emerging market countries.
Local Communities – As a business we value the communities in which we operate and invest, recognising the benefits we gain from them as well as the potential impact we can have.
ISIS is Australia’s leading fitout and refurbishment specialist. They are in the business of transforming property for projects both large and small. Regardless of a project’s size or complexity, they harness end-to-end solutions and work closely with their clients to ensure successful project delivery. This collaborative approach allows ISIS to become a partner, not just a provider. With their extensive project delivery capabilities, ISIS can provide a total property solution across pre-construction, construction and post-construction phases.
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Edelman is the world’s largest public relations firm, with 67 offices and more than 4,800 employees worldwide, as well as affiliates in more than 30 cities. Edelman specialises in creative brand marketing, corporate communications, stakeholder engagement, digital production, media relations, B2B communications, social media engagement, health communications and sustainability programs. Edelman was named Advertising Age’s top-ranked PR firm of the decade in 2009 and one of its “A-List Agencies” in both 2010 and 2011; Adweek’s “2011 PR Agency of the Year;” PRWeek’s “2011 Large PR Agency of the Year;” and The Holmes Report’s “2011 Global Agency of the Year” and its 2012 “Digital Agency of the Year.”
LMS Generation “LMS” has provided specialist gas management and sustainable energy generation services at landfill sites since the early 1980s. LMS sponsors staff members to participate in our programmes believing that by broadening individuals' vision they will develop as mature adults, better able to work in a team environment and focused on improving the world we live in.
Macquarie Group is a global provider of banking, financial, advisory, investment and funds management services. Macquarie's main business focus is making returns by providing a diversified range of services to clients. Macquarie acts on behalf of institutional, corporate and retail clients and counterparties around the world.
Propel Investments is a Sydney-based independent private equity manager focused on direct mid market (buy-out, buy-in and expansion) investments in Australia and New Zealand. It typically invests in established businesses with enterprise values in the range of A$50 million to A$250 million. Founded in June 2007 by former executives of DB Capital Partners (the private equity arm of Deutsche Bank), Propel Investments currently manages capital on behalf of domestic and offshore institutional clients.
TressCox Lawyers provide invaluable Pro Bono legal advice to SeeBeyondBorders. TressCox Lawyers is an innovative Australian law firm that prides itself on delivering an excellent service whilst retaining an intense client focus. Based in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra, TressCox Lawyers has established itself as a leader in the areas of corporate and commercial law, litigation and dispute resolution, insurance, health, government, media and entertainment, building and construction, energy and resources, infrastructure, banking & financial services and intellectual property.
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Children’s Future International
Children's Future International (CFI) aims to help Cambodian children achieve their human potential. Based in Battambang, CFI has opened a community education facility for children of families that need support in order to educate their children. CFI works with vulnerable children who are at high risk of continued neglect, abuse and exploitation.
Dhammayietra Mongkol Borei
The organisation Dhammayietra Mongkol Borei (DMB) are focussed on community-building and care for the elderly and people with chronic illnesses. The organisation takes its name from Cambodia’s annual pilgrimages, which first took place in 1992, when the United Nations sponsored a peace agreement that led to the country’s first elections, an end to war and a return to Cambodia for many who had been living in camps at the borders.
SeeBeyondBorders supports communities that DMB works with. We have partnered our program with DMB’s Old Peoples' Association initiatives, which better integrates elderly people into the community, enabling them to contribute to educating the next generation or caring for the sick.
Jesuit Services Cambodia
Jesuit Services Cambodia is an organisation dedicated to establishing reconciliation, peace, justice and the full human development of people hurt by war, oppression and exile in Cambodia. Jesuit Services Cambodia and its dedicated staff have greatly assisted SeeBeyondBorders with many of our programs.
Kampuchean Action for Primary Education
Kampuchean Action for Primary Education (KAPE) grew out of the Cambodia Assistance to Primary Education Project (CAPE). CAPE was a national project that began in April 1996 with the aim of improving instructional quality in school clusters. Following the closure of the project, a group of committed CAPE staff at the Kampong Cham provincial project site persisted with their efforts. In cooperation with the Provincial Office of Education, they formed a committee and garnered official status to follow up on technical activities. By 1999, the committee had evolved into a non-profit local non-government organisation known as KAPE. The similarity in names was intentional, emphasizing continuity between the two projects. A significant difference at KAPE has been the presence of localised management since establishment.
SeeBeyondBorders has run Teach the Teacher workshops in conjunction with KAPE in Kampong Cham district.
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I was part of a Macquarie team that ran in the Sydney City to Surf - we named the team Sea Beyond Bondi. This team was a group of like-minded individuals who trained and fundraised together for a cause we believe in – that change begins with education, and Cambodians deserve this. It was important to team members that every dollar raised would go directly towards a project – in this case a Teach the Teacher Maths Program.
Not only do Cambodians benefit, but we did also, bonding as a team, which has in turn improved our workplace relationships and our loyalty and goodwill towards Macquarie; the Macquarie Group Foundation matched our fundraising dollar for dollar. The Macquarie Group Foundation have also endorsed SeeBeyondBorders as a chosen charity for their payroll giving program, matching each dollar an employee donates from their salary to SeeBeyondBorders. We endorse SeeBeyondBorders’ vision whole heartedly and commend a commitment you can make as individuals and corporate citizens to be part of something great!Michael Muehlheim, Macquarie Private Wealth
I had the opportunity to witness first-hand the great work that the SeeBeyondBorders team is accomplishing abroad in March 2011. I spent a week visiting several projects, including those where school development and teacher training were underway. The progress and compassionate work of this team was extremely eye-opening, and a great life experience for those who participate, most importantly enhancing the lives of Cambodian teachers and children. LMS continues to support SeeBeyondBorders, and encourages those who are genuinely concerned for others to participate, or financially contribute to the development of education for children in Cambodia. After all, it is a great investment!John Falzon, Chief Executive Officer, LMS Energy Pty Ltd
Aberdeen has a significant presence in Asia and so I am thrilled that staff have chosen to donate to SeeBeyondBorders and the work the charity does to improve teaching quality and facilities in rural Cambodia. Education plays a crucial role in the development of society so SeeBeyondBorders will undoubtedly have an impact not only on the children but the country as a whole.Anne Richards, Chief Investment Officer, Aberdeen Asset Management
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