The Best Good Cause Restaurants in Siem Reap
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Good cause restaurants in Siem Reap are charity or NGO restaurants. They support the local community with various projects, employment, and training for locals, not to mention they offer decent food at an affordable price. If you want to know more about the causes you can support in Siem Reap by simply eating a meal at one of these restaurants, read along!
What to Expect
Red ants and beef stir-fried, Khmer chicken amok, chocolate mousse or Khmer iced coffee are popular local dishes. There are dishes from the local cuisine as well, and the music sets the ambiance either with Khmer tunes or live bands.
The young people who work in these restaurants receive training so they can work in Siem Reap’s hospitality sector. The good cause restaurants in Siem Reap are there for their training so that you won’t get a complete gourmet experience. However, the staff and employees will be glad of your constructive criticism, and you’ll enjoy an inexpensive meal.
Training of At-risk Youth
The TREE chain of training restaurants run by Kaliyan Mith is a local branch of Friends International. The group helps street children and young people who have been marginalized. With over ten years of experience, Training Restaurants for Employment and Entrepreneurship does exactly what its name suggests. It takes children from at-risk groups and helps them become waiters and cooks. The young people also receive lessons in the English language and life skills. All the restaurant’s profits are given back to the community through various training and charity projects.
Opportunities for Orphaned Youth
Children who live in orphanages have few chances to make it once they turn 18. It’s difficult to learn to live in the real world, which is why they need people to turn to, homes and job opportunities. Restaurants who support these late teens help them get good jobs. These restaurants have expert staff, who train and supervise former orphanage children, giving them English lessons, housing, medical care, and Computer lessons.
Locals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds
Some restaurants support all locals, regardless of age, who have disadvantaged backgrounds. These people have poor living conditions and not a lot of education. The restaurants give them jobs and donate part of the profits to NGOs. The locals are given a monthly fun day out by the restaurant management. These restaurants support various local crafts artists to sell their products for good money.
Some good causes include donating the majority of the profits to various educational profits. You can enjoy movie screenings and readings, as well as various concerts and seminars. The restaurant will purchase books from the profits and donate them to rural schools in the country.
Other restaurants support school donations to a school in Samrong that teaches Cambodian children English, Art and Computer lessons, plus important life skills. You can also donate books or other school supplies at these restaurants. The bonus is that you can learn more about the Khmer culture in these restaurants, rent bicycles or take Cambodian language classes for beginners.