Hospitality Training for Low Income Youth: Please Donate!

3 08 2012

Some of our loyal readers might remember the post I wrote about my upcoming summer project. If not, see it here. Well, it’s summer and the intensive English for hospitality class has started. We’ll start the hospitality portion of the class soon, but in the meantime there is a way you can help! Peace Corps allows us to write a Peace Corps Partnership Proposal in order to connect projects in our community with people in the states that want to help.

Money donated to this project would help create a mock kitchen for students to receive hands-on experience in preparation for work in Siem Reap. Students will learn food safety and teamwork in the kitchen. We will prepare Western and Khmer dishes and focus on preparing safe, delicious, restaurant-quality food.

In addition, this project will provide transportation to a hospitality school entrance exam in Siem Reap. The end goal for all of our students is further education at hospitality school. With this additional year of education, students can receive high paying jobs in management positions throughout the country.

So, what does your hard-earned money get you? $30 will supply one of four complete sets of cooking supplies for our mock kitchen. $80 will purchase all the food needed for our demonstrations. $170 will allow students to travel to Siem Reap and take the Sala Bai entrance exam, including accommodations, food, and transportation.

Overall, four hundred dollars will go a long way to help teach the underserved youth in our community. These kids have been forced to drop out of school because of the financial situation of their families. Most have never left the area where they grew up. With these donations, we’ll be able to better prepare them to not only study hospitality further, but also to become successful professionals.

If you want to donate or learn more about the project, please click here.

Feel free to email me any questions you may have about this project or Peace Corps at

Thanks in advance for your generosity!





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24 01 2013
Asking for your help one final time: Please donate « TimKat's Travels

[…] have been incredibly supportive during our Peace Corps experience so far. You helped Tim’s hospitality project get (more than) fully funded in a matter of days, you tried your best to help us win the money for […]

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