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Cambodia Vocation training

Cambodia Vocation Training

Though recent progress has been made, 40% of Cambodia's population still lives just above the poverty line, pushing children, youth and families on

In Phnom Penh, thousands of children and young people are living on the streets. In order to survive, these children often undertake dangerous occupations such as scavenging, begging, construction, and sex work, making them highly vulnerable to abuse and the margins of society.

Vocational training that leads to employment can help break the poverty cycle and give vulnerable young people the opportunity to reach their full potential and build a safer and more sustainable future.

Friends-International, an award-winning international NGO and social enterprise, offers vocational training and social services enabling marginalized young people to overcome the many barriers they face and re-integrates them into society as productive, skilled, and empowered citizens.

Cambodia Vocation TrainingNCCT are funding five students to go through Friends-International’s hospitality vocational training, the most popular of their vocational training programs as it meets growing demand for a qualified workforce in a booming hospitality industry and opens the doors to wide range of careers, from kitchen porters all the way to head chefs.

In Cambodia, Friends-International has three successful training restaurants. They place emphasis on preserving local culinary heritage and providing guests with a tasty insight into local food culture, while offering marketable cooking and serving training skills both theoretical and practical to students.

In 2018, they have trained 297 students and placed all graduates in employment.

Two students at Friends the Restaurant tell you more about it: Friends Restaurant video


Cambodia Vocation Training


Your donation could provide:

£15 - a starter pack with material & uniform for a student

£50 - one month of training for a student

£100 - accommodation and food for a student for a month

£200 - support for a graduate to start his business




If you would like to make a donation by cheque please make it payable to ‘NCCT’ and send it to NCCT, 2 Chester Close, London, SW1X 7BE. If you are eligible for gift aid you can increase your donation by 25% at no extra cost to you by using our Gift Aid Form. Or you can donate on line through Noble Caledonia Charitable Trust or directly to Friends International.