Grant 2018 – Sala Baï Hotel and Restaurant School, Siem Reap, Cambodia

In 2018, the school selected Ms. Channpisey Vibol as the recipient of the PATA Foundation’s scholarship. Channipisey’s background Miss Channpisey was born on the 8th March 1998 in Ou Gno, Phnum Tauch, Mungkul B in Siem Reap province. Her parents are farmers. She has 4 siblings. Before coming to Sala Bai, she lived with her grandmother. What Channisey learnt at …

Grant 2017 – Sala Baï Hotel and Restaurant School, Siem Reap, Cambodia

The PATA Foundation awarded the grant to the Sala Bai Hotel and Restaurant School for the specific purpose of providing essential support to the outstanding students. In 2017, the school selected Mr. Sambol Sith as the recipient of the award. Sambol’s background Mister Sambol SITH was born on the 12th of April 1993 in a small village, Trach Pok, in …

Grant 2016 – Preservation of Bangladesh’s Cultural Heritage (Folk and Baul/Saint Songs of the Haor Region)

Pally Baul Samaj Unnayan Sangstha (PBSUS) is a cultural nonprofit organisation who participates in various social development issues.  It relates the Folk artist/Baul artists in different social and economic activities through organising musical programs highlighting various social issues. The three fifth of population Bangladesh lives in the rural areas where people are very fond of folk and mystical music.  It’s …

Grant 2016 – Sala Baï Hotel and Restaurant School, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sala Baï is wholly aligned with the PATA Foundation’s mission to contribute to the sustainable and responsible development of travel and tourism in Cambodia through supporting the education and employment of underprivileged people in Siem Reap. The school is delivering constantly well-trained students to the Cambodian tourism industry. The PATA Foundation has awarded the grant to the Sala Bai Hotel …

Grant 2016 – Hospitality Skills Education for Poor and Marginalised Women: Improving Lives – Improving Tourism, Bali, Indonesia

Established by ROLE Foundation (Rivers, Oceans, Land and Ecology), a non-profit humanitarian organisation whose aim is to improve the education, well-being and self-reliance of people living in underprivileged circumstances, whilst ensuring environmental resilience sustainability. The ROLE Foundation was established in 2007 by Mike O’Leary, founder/CEO, as an environmental learning and conservation project.  In recognition that a large number of families …

Grant 2016 – Sustainable Tourism in Yongding’s World Heritage Site: Capacity, Personal Value and Social Capital as the Mechanism, Yongding County, Fujian Province, China

This project seeks to explore sustainable development of world heritage site in Yongding, China, in an effort of greater understanding of the community value systems and traditions upon which both the preservation of cultural heritage and tourism success in this community.  The project proposes to develop the sustainability of Yongding Tulou by investigating residents’ perception of capacity, personal value and …

Grant 2015 – Capacity Building for sustainable nature tourism in Singhalila National Park, Darjeeling, Eastern Himalayas, India

The project seeks to fill the intervention gap of capacity building of Park Guides in Singhalila National Park, in an effort to promote conservation and sustainable nature tourism in the park.  The project proposes to develop the capacity of the 100 park guides of Singhalila by organising formal skill development and capacity building training programmes. The project is distinct and …

Grant 2015 – Vocational Training Restaurant for Marginalized Youth in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR

Established by Friends-International (FI), an international NGO with headquarters in Cambodia.  FI has provided services to marginalised children, youth and their families across the world since 1994. FI has established a Vocational Training Program in 3 countries of operation with plans to open a new restaurant in Indonesia in 2015.  The programme seeks to reintegrate youth from poor and unstable …