Cambodia comes together online for ‘Smile Charity Concert’ by Smart Axiata
Hundred thousands of Cambodians tuned in to the Smile Charity Concert presented by Smart Axiata on Sunday to enjoy the music of local superstars such as SmallWorld Smallband, Khemarak Sereymon, Aok Sokunkanha, Sok Pisey, Suly Pheng and Sai to raise money for Kantha Bopha Hospital and Angkor Hospital for Children.
The video was streamed over 1 million times with fans leaving hundreds of comments showing love and support for their musical idols.
Sai said “I sang my heart out for all my brothers and sisters in Cambodia and for the amazing doctors and nurses who look after our children every day. I am so happy that Smart managed to find a way for us to smile together online; even though, we couldn’t be together in person because of the pandemic.”
The Smile Charity Concert showcased the incredible work of the two hospitals; Kantha Bopha alone has treated more than 16 million sick children in Cambodia since it was founded in 1992.
“We are thrilled at the strong support for these remarkable hospitals from across the country and we are delighted that we have been able to put on a concert to raise money for them even in these difficult times,” said Smart Axiata Chief Executive Officer Thomas Hundt.
“Of course, we have a lot of experience promoting concerts featuring major international and local superstars, this virtual show was a little bit different though but thanks to our incredible production team, the talented artists and of course the amazing Cambodian people we pulled it together,” he added.
People can still donate to the Smile Charity campaign until the end of February 2021 by dialing *2021*[the desired donation amount]#. For example, if the subscriber wishes to donate 1 USD, the customer should dial *2021*1#. Concert merchandise, including T-shirts and tote bags, are also available in six Smart Shops across the capital: Smart Shop Monivong, Smart Shop Nehru, Smart Shop Koh Pich, Smart Shop AEON Mall, Smart Shop AEON Mall Sen Sok and Smart Shop TK Avenue.