TOGETHER WE CAN FIGHT POVERTY
through education and vocational training
TRAINING AT THE HEART OF DEVELOPMENT
The French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge (APLC), created in 1985, launched the Sala Baï program in 2002 to fight poverty and human trafficking in Cambodia through social and professional training of young underprivileged Cambodians.
To have a meal or to stay at Sala Baï is to give another dimension to your trip to Cambodia. You’ll be actively participating in the vocational training of young disadvantaged Cambodians by allowing them to practice their newly acquired skills in real conditions while financing their training. Learn More
Immerse yourself in the intimate surrounds of this training-school hotel, where the super staff are ever helpful.
A training restaurant that serves excellent food.
Every year, Sala Baï Hotel and Restaurant School trains 150 students in hospitality at no charge to them. This program is exclusively devoted to helping underprivileged young Cambodians, with priority given to girls (70%) who are more vulnerable and who have less access to education.
In 18 years, more than 1,600 students have been trained and have found a job in the hospitality industry, one of the most dynamic economic sector of the country, enabling them to achieve economic independence and improve the living conditions of their families.
Vocational training is one of the fastest and most efficient ways of fighting poverty and human trafficking.
Sala Baï mission is to professionally integrate all the young people who are trained there. This is why, due to the transformations of the socio-economic context, as a consequence of the pandemic, a readaptation of the curriculum, as well as a modernization of the pedagogical methods have been carried out this year. The objective is to diversify the skills of the students to adapt to the new needs of the market. From now on, the training will take place in two years instead of one. The first year of the new curriculum includes, as it has since the creation of… Read More
Following permission from the Cambodian authorities, the Sala Baï staff and students were delighted to see the Sala Baï restaurant, hotel and spa reopen in December 2021. These long-awaited reopenings took place in 3 stages. The restaurant and the training hotel reopened first of all for the students and teachers to work and prepare themselves to welcome the customers in the best conditions. The students in the service and cooking classes worked with their teachers on different menus: an Asian menu, a Western menu and a vegetarian menu. December 20th, 2021 was a big day: after 9 months of closure,… Read More
In Sala Baï, the 134 students remain in the dormitories after the temporary closure of the school on March 22th, following the decision of the Cambodian government. Whatever are the circumstances, the individual monitoring of every student is always central for the Sala Baï team, even more during closure times. Social workers are supporting students every day, on the psychic and the health sides, and also in regard to the advancement of their professional project. Physical activities are part of students' daily life and are used to support them. That is why social workers organize every week many sports… Read More
As well in Cambodia as in most countries of the world, the sanitary situation is rapidly evolving and pushes the Sala Baï team to adapt to the context. On March 22th, the school closed temporarily following the governmental decision to close all schools in the country. Despite this closure, all students remain in the dormitories to respect health measures and be trained in the best conditions: online learning, individual monitoring by social workers, social life with their friends, sports, and cultural activities. Since last year, trainers and social workers have been accustomed to online working. Thus, they have been… Read More
We can't stop saying it, fruits and vegetables are growing bigger and bigger in the garden managed by students. What was just a few months ago a wildland is now a fully developed garden. A great example of the success of agroecological methods! Students are more than ever invested in this project. In addition to their online courses, they go every day in small groups in the garden to maintain and watch the growing plants. They are all very proud to eat at dinner the fruits of their labor. This week, students harvested their first seeds (flowers, red… Read More
Make a Donation
Your support is very important : 86% of Agir pour le Cambodge budget come from private donations (foundations, companies, associations, general public). 88% of these donations are used for Cambodian programs.
Thanks to its action in Cambodia, Sala Baï is helping to:
- set up and develop vocational training,
- develop responsible tourism,
- reduce poverty and human trafficking.
You can also be part of this vocational training program!
The training hotel and restaurant are places of essential learning, activity and work experience. Open to the public, guests and visitors also help to finance a part of the studens’ training.
By having lunch in our restaurant or staying overnight in our hotel, you’ll experience Cambodia in another way. You’ll meet our students who prepare the food in our beautiful new restaurant. You will be welcomed to the hotel by our Front Office students. Our new hotel rooms are cared for by the Housekeeping students. You can have a massage given by our Beauty Therapy students. So book your room or lunch now and come and discover Sala Baï!