Wayfarer TV: inside the Sala Baï Hotel School, where young underprivileged Cambodians are trained to be Asia’s leading accommodation staff

by James Wilkinson

Launched in 2002, Sala Baï Hotel and Restaurant school is a program created by French NGO Agir Pour le Cambodge (APLC) in partnership with Australia’s Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School, to fight poverty and human trafficking through social and professional training of young underprivileged Cambodians.

Sala Baï is on a mission to offer 150 young underprivileged Cambodians free training each year.

However, training costs amount to $5000 per student per year and the team at Wayfarer and HM magazines have been determined to support Sala Baï as much has possible.

As such, Sala Baï was the charity partner for the 2023 HM Awards presented by Sealy Posturepedic and at the event, a documentary filmed and produced by Wayfarer and HM magazine Editor-In-Chief and HM Awards Founder and Chief Judge, James Wilkinson, was screened to raise awareness of the amazing work Sala Baï does.

The response was amazing with $24,885 raised for Sala Baï at the HM Awards, helping train five students for a year and help their families have a better life in Cambodia.

Some amazing prizes were on offer on the night to help raise funds for Sala Baï and special thanks to all of the companies that donated stays, experiences and much more.