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TRAVEL&LEISURE - GLOBAL VISION AWARDS

Job Training

                     

Sala Baï, Cambodia

                     

Though the hospitality industry is a driving force in Cambodia’s economy, access to lucrative tourism-related jobs remains limited—especially for the country’s younger generation. The Sala Baï hotel school, in Siem Reap, works to close the gap by annually selecting 100 underprivileged youths for a fully funded, 11-month program that trains students in front office, housekeeping, cooking, and restaurant service and culminates in four-month-long internships at partner hotels. To date, all 605 students, 65 percent of whom are female, have graduated and found jobs—proof that education and opportunity can change lives. salabai.com.

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