Craft House at EGBOK in Cambodia
Craft House Director, Yvette Jong, held her 2nd women empowerment workshop for female students at EGBOK Mission in Cambodia. "It's an honor to be surrounded by beautiful women with the desire and passion to excel in the hospitality industry. EGBOK offers an amazing curriculum and support system to the youth of Siem Reap and we're happy to be part of it when possible."
By reaching out to underprivileged young adults, EGBOK helps them to become self-supporting – thereby breaking the cycle of poverty that exists throughout the country today. Cambodia remains one of the poorest countries in Southeast Asia. We utilize the economic-driver of tourism to build a qualified local workforce for the industry. In doing so, EGBOK enables young adults to pull both themselves and their families out of poverty. The effects of the genocide are still apparent today, as Cambodia continues to rebuild its economy, education system, and social institutions. The targeted victims were the educated class, thus leaving Cambodia’s population young and uneducated.