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Viant & Balopp Initiative

Viant supports the Balopp Initiative, an NGO originally based in Cambodia and now branching out to Myanmar.

Viant's director Rene van der Kam and on a recipient of the Balopp Program

The NGO provides sport activities to more than 900 children per week in Cambodia. These children are generally from a very poor and underprivileged background, and have normally no access to responsible sports education. Among the 900 are also deaf, blind and mentally handicapped children who not only have no access to sports at all, but are also shunned by their communities.


“The charity promotes gender equality...”

The NGO has coordinators and professional sport instructors who arrange the logistics, sport planning, coordination with other charities, and the continues to develop trained staff from the children it works with. The charity promotes gender equality, empowering girls to show that they are at least equal to men to counter the still big gender bias in these countries.


Currently, more than 50% of the children are girls. Viant is proud to partner with other sponsors of this initiative, including Decathlon, the London Metal Exchange, UNICEF, Australian Aid, UWC SEA, and the HKRU (the governing body for rugby union in HK). You will find more on The Balopp Initiative on http://www.kampuchearugby.com/.



Kampuchea Ballop works with the Atlas Foundation, a UK charity founded by Jason Leonard OBE, who gained a record-breaking 114 caps for England during his 14-year international rugby career (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jason_Leonard#Charity). Jason works with other rugby and corporate heavyweights to improve the lives of the poorest people on earth through the power of rugby. You can find more on Atlas on https://www.atlasfrc.org/what-we-do.


Kampuchea Balopp welcomes donations through Atlas: https://www.atlasfrc.org/appeal/kampuchea-balopp-fund.

Full 100% of donations here are passed to Kampuchea Balopp including UK gift aid at 25% on eligible donations.


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