Siem Reap in Cambodia is a province well known for its beautiful scenery, historic culture and thriving tourist industry. Most tourists flock to the main city, Siem Reap to use as a base from which to explore the wider area.
However, for local people the beautiful external story hides deeper troubles. Multi-dimensional poverty issues affect the indigenous people of both the city and more rural areas, complicated by the tourist industry which has driven up prices of produce and trade for local people.
The mismanagement of tourist volunteer programmes by some external NGO’s has complicated community responses to poverty issues and had a detrimental effect on local ability to develop economically and socially in accord with their indigenous ideas and culture.
SAFE have embarked on this new project with local partner organisation NFPO (New Future for the Poor Organistion) to improve access to education and employment for children and young people of the local community.
- Millennium Development Goals
- The Siem Reap, Cambodia project is helping to work towards these Millennium Development Goals. Find out more here.