This is Samnang, people call me Sam. Having given birth in rural area near the world famous Angkor temples. I have started an education center in my village for my community people since 2002. From just a learning center to a proper Not for Profit organization ALL FOR KIDS NGO (AFK) in Cambodia.
I am running ALL FOR KIDS NGO (AFK) known as ANGKOR KIDS CENTER (AKC) mission is to Inspire, Educate and Reintegrate rural communities in improving their standards of living, with focusing on increasing accesses to qualified education and life skills in their own home communities. Create job opportunities through vocational training and partner with established enterprises for internship and job matching. Be self-sufficient by creating substantial business life-circle (train-produce-sell-income) and run by its own. In short AFK mission is to be Self-sustainable in term of Finance and Management. To achieve this, varied projects and activities have been set in place.
Hospitality & Tourism Training Center is AFK's dream project to reintegrate the 300 students and the whole community into tourism skills which is the most potential career picking for those who are living in Siem Reap and especially Angkor temples like our Samrong community.
With Sam, as the NGO founder carrying with over 15 years of experience in Travel Industry from basic job to business owner. "I am very confident that this project will be flourished meet the most satisfied level" he commented. And with his extensive industry network, our practical Venue (SamRong Kitchen) will be filled with heartfelt customers to support our Training Restaurant which lead to self-sufficiency.
Over the past 10 years plus, AKC offering free English classes and basic computer classes. The classes facilitated by local volunteers in a model of Friends Help Friend and moderated by Learn by Teaching is Faster than Learn by Learning methodologies. With these system AKC school got filled with local volunteers helping us without getting any payment. However, most of them who helped us, mostly got paid by with scholarship when their English capacity is improved. Some of them sponsored to study in Restaurant & Bar skills, Some in Cook & Bakery Making Skills, Some in Front Office & Housekeeping skills, and Some in University. After graduations, they are now everywhere in hotels, restaurants, airlines, airports, river cruises, tour companies and other enterprises.
Hospitality Training Center (HTC) will firstly offer Restaurant and Kitchen Skills. When this first skill is optimized, Travel Agent & Tour Operator skill will be offered and followed by Hotel Management Skill as the last one in the circle.
In order to deliver the most productive lessons as in Theory and Practicum as in Internship, AFK will need to building its own Restaurant and Kitchen right in the community, that is SamRong Kitchen. The design of the restaurant will be incorporated with traditional architecture and fairly and suitably matched the community landscape.
SamRong Kitchen is not just a Training Restaurant and Kitchen, but an Experiential and Inspirational Dining Venue. The kitchen will be equipped with international cooking and storing tools caring for hygiene and safety. The menus designed representing community scene using the amazing and ridiculous ingredients and presentation. While the tastes are international, the taste of everyone.
The reason to come and dining in SamRong Kitchen is the Experience. A unique and diversified lcal Experience and knowledge will be oriented, right from the entry to the village. That including Visiting, Hand-on activities, Presenting, and Dining. This is authentic, not just a show. This crafted experiential dining will be a once in a lifetime taste for the guests.
SamRong Kitchen is an ideal for those who visit Angkor temples and most other must-visit attractions. The restaurant is just located a few minutes from Angkor temple complex. Guests could either one full half day experiencing with the project or just an hour dining. With SamRong Kitchen guests could save time from returning to Siem Reap downtown just for lunch. After the experience or a meal with SamRong Kitchen, guests can carry on the visit of the planned routes.
Having a unique product is a core, addition of a great story to inspire is Unique Selling Point (USP) for SamRong Kitchen. Along with the personal credential in the field of Sam, getting SK to the right market would be not so challenging. However, the primary partner to approach is the social-conscious local Tour Operators / Destination Management companies. Online travel communities like TripAdvisor, Air BNB, hotels, restaurants, NGOs and businesses.
To implement this AFK dream project, we need to following fund. As soon as we are able to raise 20% (10k$) of the total fund, the lease contract will be issued followed by renovation and we will continue raising along the way.
A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. Lao Tzu
Every dollar counts, we believe you will be part of our journey to reach our dream and benefit thousands of children.
1- Kitchen Setup & Equipment: USD 5,000 (one time cost on startup)
2- F&B Service Equipment : USD5,500 (one time cost on start up including Coffee machine)
3- Restaurant Renovation / Conversion: USD 1000 (basic renovation)
4- Kitchen Operation Cost in SK restaurant: USD9,000 (cost for 12 months in the first year)
5- Restaurant & Kitchen / House rental : USD3,600 (Cost for one year lease, 5 year contract)
6 - Training & Internship Expenditure: USD 5,000 (cost for one full accademic year from beginning to end: 12 months)
7- Marketing & Staffing cost: USD 18,000 (12 month cost including 1 restaurant trainer + 1 Cook trainer and 1 GM would be me, Sam myself)
Grand Total : USD 47,100.00
Looking forward to having you on board with our great team on the ground soon.
Mobile +855 86 524 777 | Website: www.afK-ngo.org | Address: Samrong Village, Angkor Thom, Siem Reap, Cambodia