A free hotel school in Siem Reap that gives poor Cambodians a chance at a future.
Sala Bai is a Hotel and Restaurant School created by the French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge in October 2002. Each year the school trains – free of charge – about 100 young disadvantaged Cambodians. After nine years of operation, 803 Sala Bai students have been trained for careers in the growing hospitality industry, enabling them to achieve economic independence and improve the living conditions of their families.
During the 12-month training, the school covers all the training fees (lessons, school supplies, books, uniforms), and daily expenses (accommodations, food, bicycle, insurance and medical expenses) for the students.The training lasts 11 months from September to July. The 12th month, August, is dedicated to assist the students to find their first employment.