Many young people in communities surrounding Siem Reap do not have access to public schooling because their families are unable to purchase uniforms, books and other necessary materials. Siem Reap has also undergone a boom in the tourism industry; income that has yet to reach the surrounding underserviced communities and local people. Because of this, there is a cycle of poverty in the region that has been difficult to break. New Hope provides free education and training in relevant subjects to prepare students for careers in the tourism industry.
Your donation will help expand the New Hope training restaurant, as well as provide scholarships and important supplies for the new trainees.
New Hope Cambodia Outreach Centre is a community centre in Siem Reap that provides free education and training to young people in the surrounding area. In addition to traditional subjects like English, Math, Health & Hygiene and Physical Education, New Hope Cambodia Outreach Centre incorporates vocational training in food preparation, cooking, hospitality, tour guiding, massage, and beauty therapy into their curriculum. Planeterra has built the New Hope Vocational Training Restaurant, which trains marginalized people in the community hospitality skills to help them obtain new diginfied job opportunities. G Adventures travellers visit the restaurant and all proceeds made go back to support the free school and health care system that New Hope manages.