PATA Foundation joins the fight against human trafficking

On May 16th in Singapore, over 200 TouchSalaBai supporter and activist took the pledge to fight human trafficking. The event attended by former US Ambassador to Cambodia, Carol Rodley, a distinguished panel of Singaporean grassroots leaders, policy experts, corporate executives, and talented filmmakers was the stage to an important discussion on the issue of human trafficking.

Sala Bai is a Hotel and Restaurant School created by the French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge (APLC) in October 2002. Each year the school trains, free of charge, 100 young disadvantaged Cambodians. After ten years of operation, 903 Sala Bai students have been trained for careers in the growing hospitality industry, enabling them to achieve economic independence and improve the living conditions of their families. During the event the latest movie of Sam’s Journey and incredible dedication and achievement to help the school was presented.

“The presentation of the movie was a touching moment and one that can only be an inspiration to all”, said Mario Hardy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, PATA Foundation who attended the event. We strongly encourage you to view the remarkable journey taken by Sam (view video). We also encourage you to join TouchSalabai in its cause to fight human trafficking by Taking the Pledge at www.takethepledge.com

The PATA Foundation was publicly recognised at the event for its contribution and support since 2012.

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SalaBai1: Recognition for the PATA Foundation
SalaBai2: Carol Rodley; Former US Ambassador to Cambodia and Sam McGoun, Founder TouchSalaBai
SalaBai3: Carol Rodley; Former US Ambassador to Cambodia and Mario Hardy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, PATA Foundation
SalaBai4: Mario Hardy, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, PATA Foundation and TouchSalabai supporters

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