Sala Bai and my time in Cambodia
Mar 16, 2020 12:30 PM
Mikaela Staegert - Cambodia Volunteer
Sala Bai and my time in Cambodia

Mikaela is a supervisor at the Brisbane Club and soon to be a Ph.D candidate, but this week she will be talking about her activities over the past 5 years volunteering at Sala Bai Hotel School in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

"I was offered the position to go over as an English volunteer after my graduation of my bachelor degree in 2015. Since then returning I have created wonderful friendships and seen how my students have grown to have homes, stable jobs and new families. I am happy to be returning in April this year for another 3 weeks with the school."

About the School: The school takes about 150 students per year from underprivileged communities around the province. These students are given the opportunity to work in one of five different departments including: restaurant, front office, housekeeping, cooking and beauty therapy. The school provides transportation, housing, food, teachers, social support, and English learning whilst they do their training. They also have the opportunity to do internships with different 5 star hotels during the course. Once they graduated the school provides them time to find a job and always welcomes the students back for alumni events. This NGO is a French run organisation that is continually offering more Cambodians a chance at developing skills that will aid them for life.