A PROGRAM OF THE FRENCH NGO Agir pour le Cambodge

Sala Baï Partners


Agence Française de Développement (AFD) is a financial institution and the main implementing agency for France’s official development assistance to developing countries and overseas territories.
On February the 13th, a grant agreement was signed with Sala Baï to increase the number of students per year and to finance the construction of new dormitories to accommodate all the students.


Angkor W Group

Angkor W Group owns and manages 12 restaurants in Siem Reap. Since 2013, the Angkor W Group supports Sala Baï by generously sponsoring part of the technical uniforms of the Sala Baï students. 

For the 14th intake, 2015-16, their workshop made 400 uniforms for the students, renewing the whole set of technical uniforms for four sections (Reception, Restaurant, Housekeeping and Beauty Therapy).


API Restauration Group

API Restauration Group is a catering company, family owned and independent. Since 2015, API has decided to support Sala Baï training by taking in charge four students for five years. 


Régis Marcon

Régis Marcon is a French 3-star chef and a loyal Sala Baï support.

"What makes the Sala Baï method? Professionalism, hard work, sharing, authenticity and smiles."

Association des Anciens de Franklin

As part of its Missionary Days, the Saint Louis de Gonzague (Franklin) College, as well as the Franklin Alumni Association, renewed their support for Sala Baï in 2011-2012.

The Franklin Alumni Association has been a partner of APLC since it was created in 1984 in the refugee camps on the Thai border. APLC manages the Sala Baï programme.


Fondation Cassiopée

The Cassiopée Foundation has helped Sala Baï by granting funds over three years for the construction of the new school and for training costs for the intake when the new school opens as well as a participation in the Dormitories construction project.


Fondation McKinsey for Children

The McKinsey for Children charity was set up to help children in need to enjoy a better life by giving them a sheltered childhood and guiding them along the path to adulthood. One important contribution to meeting this goal is providing support for school education and vocational training to improve the children's future prospects.

Mc Kinsey for Children has supported Sala Baï by taking on the full cost (board, lodging, health costs and school supplies) for nine of the 100 students of the 2013- 2014 and 2014-2015 intakes and has renewed its support for 2015-2016.


Fondation Sisley

Since November 2013, the Sisley foundation has decided to support the development of Sala Baï by subsiding Agir pour le Cambodge for the purchase of the Wat Svay building, by sponsoring the future students of the “Beauty Therapy” training and by helping Agir pour le Cambodge in the educational definition of this curriculum.


Friends of Sala Baï

The Friends of Sala Baï in Australia (FOSBA) was created in 2005 by three businessmen in the hotel and training industries. Since then, the association has raised funds and supported the hotel school at Sala Baï through its expanding network. The students of the Blue Mountains Hotel Management School are one of the most active fundraising groups within Friends of Sala Baï Australia.

At the same time, the FOSBA family has grown by 150 members, both individuals and companies.


Guide du Routard

A long-standing partner of APLC, the Guide du Routard has supported Sala Baï School since its creation. The mention of Sala Baï in the guide (one of the best known French travel guide books) has proved to be an excellent way of making the project known to travellers who are interested in responsible tourism.

The Guide du Routard gives two pages to APLC in each edition of its guide to Cambodia, as well as a return air ticket to Cambodia per year for field mission.


Guilde Européenne du Raid

Association for transporting volunteers, it supports NGOs to send human resources into the field. The missions concerning Sala Baï last at least one year and are dedicated to technical assistance and transferring know-how to the Khmer team.

Up to date, the Guilde du Raid supports three volunteers for a 2-year mission.


Heritage Suites Hotel

The Heritage Suites Hotel is an upscale boutique retreat in Siem Reap. Its commitment to support Sala Baï in educating underprivileged young Cambodians in the hospitality industry drives the hotel’s active training and hiring of the students as well as its fundraising events, awareness campaigns and in encouraging guests to give back to the community by participating in any of Sala Baï’s activities. 


If International Foundation

The If International Foundation whose mission is to improve the living conditions of the most vulnerable by promoting education and women empowerment, supports the development of Sala Baï by financing the construction of the students accommodations.


Krama Krama

Krama Krama, a French company that sells kramas on-line (including one in Sala Baï colors) through www.kramakrama.com, renewed its partnership with APLC and donates €5 for each krama it sells.


Nouveau Challenge pour le Cambodge

This association has supported APLC since 2005 and every year organizes a fund-raising dinner for Sala Baï in partnership with with the students and trainers of Sainte Anne hotel school at Saint-Nazaire in France.


One hundred aid

One Hundred Aid, a German enterprise, has chosen to support APLC, by giving each month part of its benefit to Sala Baï. 

This enterprise has the ambition to offer a selection of high quality products, meeting social and environmental responsibility. One Hundred Aid defines itself as being a friend for its customers, its employees, the citizens of the whole world and the environment. One of its best-seller products is the extra-pure organic certified Matcha Tea powder.

This support is the result of an enterprise policy that dubs paramount its social commitment.


PATA Foundation

Through its program, PATA Foundation wants to contribute to the growth and development of travel and tourism in Asia Pacific through the protection of the environment, the conservation of cultural heritage and support for education.

In 2012, PATA Foundation has decided to support Sala Baï and it has since sponsored already the training of 23 students.


Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf Resort & Spa

Each year, the Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf Resort & Spa supports the school through the operation “one bag one bike” that offers the possibility to their guests to buy school bags and bikes for the students of the new intake.


Support Sala Baï

Support Sala Baï is a US non-profit organization, whose mission is to fight human trafficking through education and employment in hospitality.
It was co-founded by Francesca Bonavita, Laurie Farquhar and Sam McGoun, one of the founders of Touch Sala Baï in order to support the training program of the school.

Support Sala Baï organized some events in the US in order to collect money to support the school. 


The TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation

The TripAdvisor Charitable Foundation supported Agir pour le Cambodge in 2014 for the Sala Baï school development program.

Touch Sala Baï

Based in Singapore, Touch Sala Baï is an NGO whose mission is to fight poverty and human trafficking in Cambodia by providing education and employment in the hospitality industry.  In pursuit of its mission, Touch Sala Baï provides a consistent funding source to and facilitates program partnerships for Sala Bai. Sam McGoun, its founder, competes on a regular basis in series of sports events (marathon and ironman) to encourage his network to support the school.


Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa Hotel

The hotel donated part the amount made on the stay of the members of The Chain Reaction Project who came to run the Angkor half-marathon in December 2015, to Sala Baï. It also sponsors some events during the year and organizes acivities with the students.


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