eOcambo Community Foundation
To work with communities, encouraging and nurturing the development of the Cambodian people.
Through our partnerships, we can build sustainable, healthy and productive communities.
eOcambo Community Foundation
eOcambo Hospitality Group formed its Community Foundation to improve the lives of Cambodian people by supporting initiatives that focus upon Education, improved Living Conditions, the Environment and supporting Sustainable Tourism for the benefit of all in the Siem Reap community. Our primary focus is on removing the barriers to education as we believe education is the key to breaking the poverty cycle too many Cambodians find themselves in.
We are achieving these goals with:
- 5% of all profit goes to support community programs to improve the lives of underprivileged people
- 70% of our staff are students and we actively encourage staff to undertake external study to improve their lives and future
- Growing each staff members career by providing regular professional development training programs
- Preserving traditional Khmer culture
- Respecting and preserving the environment
- Supporting underprivileged people and NGO organizations through our Volunteer Programs
- Working with schools to assist children to get an education with donations and school improvements
- Facilitating projects to benefit the community begun by our guests.
- Encouraging and facilitating projects to help the community begun by our staff.
This year, 2020, eOcambo is donating bicycles to school children who need them to get to school. Our goal is to donate 1000 bicycles altogether. We made our first donation of bicycles and school supplies to the Wat Prasat Primary School on the 24th January, and we aim to make a donation to a school once a month if possible.
The distance to school is often a barrier to children completing their education and donating a bike helps overcome that barrier. It also provides benefits to the entire family. To learn more and see how you can participate in this project, please see the Our Projects page.
eOcambo Community Foundation was borne from a early life of poverty and the drive to work hard and build a successful career through education, taking opportunities when they were presented and sheer determination to succeed and never give up– This is the life of our founder Steven (Phich Sokda).
“Being successful provides me with the opportunity to give young people especially an opportunity to improve their lives through education and giving them confidence to succeed” – Steven
The eOcambo Foundation
This is why our Foundation supports non-profit organizations which have been thoroughly vetted to ensure they do what they say and produce long term, sustainable benefits for the community.
We are also equipped to facilitate groups who come to Cambodia with specific projects to run, such as the Rotary Australia Hands On Project which distributes prosthetic hands to those who need them.
The Foundation will help guests who want to donate toilets, wells or even houses to Cambodians in need. We did this last year, 2019, with Project Empathy, (one house, six wells and two toilets) and Sal and Sara’s Sanitary project which donated four toilets, some went to the HIV village outside Siem Reap.
Staff development is also a major focus and the eOcambo Hospitality Group ensures that all our staff receive training that will improve their job opportunities and income into the future. We also provide them with two free English lessons a week.
Suggestions, Comments, Feedback
We welcome all questions from guests or other partners about the eOcambo Community Foundation.
It would be a great pleasure to receive comments, suggestions or feedback.