Education â€“ Development Center
Cambodia has one of the largest populations of unskilled youth in all of South East Asia. To address this situation, The Shinta Mani Foundation assists young people in the Siem Reap community by providing them with the skills to obtain meaningful employment to support themselves and their families. Students generally come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and all students are selected based on their desire to learn and improve their skills.
The Development Center educates students for ten months. During this time they receive free tuition, uniforms, materials, and bicycles, as well as two meals each day. They also receive a small stipend of rice and money to help support their families. Housing is provided to students on a limited basis and all students are supported through generous donations from guests at Shinta Mani and other supporters.
All students learn English as well as general life skills. Students specialize in one of the departments of the hotel, including culinary, finance, front office, housekeeping, maintenance, restaurant, and spa therapy.
Visitors are encouraged to teach additional lessons after scheduled classroom hours (e.g. English, educational games, culinary demonstrations). Please contact the Director to find out more details.
Additional opportunities are available to support rural schools through Shinta Mani’s partner organizations.