Sponsors :

€6000 raised for Elodie’s Canteen

Joel & Cathy, Elodie’s parents, have been organizing events for 2 years in order to support the project initiated by their daughter: Elodie’s Canteen. In October, they hosted a couscous dinner and dancing party which yield over than €6000 profits for the project!
Read their testimony below :

This year, the dinner, organised by our NGO “Le Rêve d’Elo”, was set on October the 15th. Anisy city council, has once more, lend us a local. We thank them for their generosity and investment.
We received 295 guests for a friendly time and a good couscous. Most of the attendees are now regular guests. They support our noble cause and we take this opportunity to give them a feed back on the funds sent to Bayon School.
The members of our association are proud to contribute to the food aid through Elodie’s Canteen. They are inspired by remembering Elodie who would be delighted to see “her children” enjoying a healthy lunch a day.

Thanks to Joel and Cathy, as well as all the supporters of le Rêve d’Elo.



, 2 November 2016

Visit of our japanese sponsors!

On the 11th and 12th of February, Kyoto South Rotary and students from Kyoto Foreign Studies University, that is to say 45 people, visited us at the pastry school and the primary school, with a lot of supplies for our students.

The visit started on Thursday the 11th of February at Bayon Pastry School. Divided into three groups, our Japanese friends spent some time in the coffee shop and tasted an assortment of financiers while our program director introduced the vocational training. Two Japanese airline companies (Jal and Ana) generously donated tableware for the school.

Rotary Kyoto Bayon coffee shop

The visitors met us on the next morning at the primary school where the children were waiting for them for a lively day!

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

Once everyone settled, the children received new supplies: flip-flops, school material, towels and special tableware for the canteen.

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

The children also got a book entirely created by the Japanese students for them: “A strategy for a clean village”. It is the story of a Cambodian village invaded by trash, like it is in real life for many of them. Some little monsters come to the village to eat the trash and scare the children. Thus, the inhabitants decide to clean their village and keep it clean! A great way to raise children’s and their families’ awareness about cleanliness and environment, all illustrated with nice water color pictures!

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

Thanks to some big signs they made, two students told the children the story, via a Khmer translator.

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

After receiving the supplies and thanking the donators, the children had lunch at the canteen and enjoyed an exceptional dessert: the financiers made at the pastry school!

Bayon Rotary Kyoto - financier

The visitors enjoyed Elodie’s canteen too and had a Khmer lunch with rice, vegetables and meat.


A big thank you to Rotary Kyoto South and Kyoto Foreign Studies University for your visit, for having supported Bayon School for several years and for your generous donations. The children had a great day and so did we!

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

Bayon Rotary Kyoto

, 8 March 2016

Grades 1 and 2 supported by companies

Two companies, an American and a Singaporean one, just strengthened their involvement by our sides by becoming each the sponsor of a whole grade.


The grade 1, including 43 pupils, is sponsored by BWR Group, an american company specialized in brand development. Solidiance, Singaporean consulting company, specialized in Asian market, sponsors the 40 children of the grade 2. This one came to Siem Reap for its annual seminar, gathering all its Asian agencies together. We had the pleasure to host its teams in our coffee shop during an evening filled with emotions, in the presence of our president Vincent Robert.


Both companies will regularly receive news and pictures about the life of the grade that they sponsor and the pupils.


Thank you for your great support! solidiance bwr

, 2 November 2015

A race for education!

 Paris, Saturday, September 26th, 2015: people, smiling and wearing tracksuit, arrive to our last fundraising initiative: a race which was attended by several dozens people. At around 10 am, everyone meets on a barge to have a coffee and talk about their summer holidays. At 11 am, they put on their Bayon school tee-shirt and head for the nearby park for the start. Each one sets an objective: 1 lap, 2 laps, 5 laps for the bravest! We’re off! Our president Vincent Robert and Christophe Facomprez, our administrator, cheer on the runnres along the circuit.


After the effort, people get back to the barge for a well-deserved brunch. Vincent takes the floor to review the NGO, the evolution since last year, but also to appeal to our future sponsors’ generosity. It is also a great occasion to welcome and introduce Claire Buisson, the new program manager in Siem Reap, who will stand in for Ange. At about 3 pm, people start leaving the barge and everybody is already thinking about next year!


A positive assessment

Julie Poutrel, who is very involved in our actions, made lots of gifts (calendars, bookmarks, greeting cards…) in the colours of the association. We raise over 300 € thanks to these sales! What’s more, about 20 new sponsors join Bayon school and we benefit from the present companies’ great generosity with over 3 000 €.


We would like to thank all the people who invested their energy during that sunny day! A big thank you to Bnp Paribas Real Estate, and particularly to the president Mr Thierry Laroue-Pont, who made available their barge, waiters and sports club free of charge. Thank you to the company Terreis for providing the drinks. Finally, we thank the companies B&C France and Properteam for their generous donations.

See all the pictures of the race on Facebook

, 16 October 2015

Congratulations Intake 1!

It’s over ! After 11 months of hard work, learning, internships and concentration, we are very proud to announce that all the students of Intake 1 have graduated! Even better, all the students have find a a job less than three weeks after the end of the training! A great joy for them, their families and for us! Education does change lives! Thank YOU for giving them this opportunity!

Final exam

After group 2 came back from their second internship, the students had some time to review all their lessons before the final exams, which included:


▶ Pastry practice exam: the students had 3 hours to prepare a pastry recipe and a bakery recipe. The recipes were defined by a lucky draw. The students were judged by the Executive Chefs and Pastry Chefs of Siem Reap’s biggest hotels and pastry shops.

▶ Theory exams : pastry theory, English, accounting, IT, the different subjects studied during the year were concerned, as well as a job interview in English, conducted by the  General Manager of Héritage Suite Hotel and the Training Manager of Sofitel.

▶ A « behavior » grade based on the student’s attitude throughout the year: school life, motivation and commitment.

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Graduation ceremony

An evening filled with emotion, organized to honor the students, in the presence of their families, their NGO, their tutors as well as the teachers and staff of Bayon School, and to celebrate the success of this first intake!

Bayon Graduation Ceremony

The first job

This is the most important objective of our project: that ALL the students find a job after their training. Mission accomplished, less than three weeks after the end of the training!

The young women will now be able to live an independent life, while supporting their families, with an average salary of 120$/month, which is way higher than the average. But mostly, they will have the opportunity to evolve in a growing sector in Cambodia, with the promise of a beautiful career.

Bayon Pastry School Students, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sokha et Cola ont décroché leur premier emploi !

The success of the first intake proved us the sustainability and positive impact of this project in the lives of these young women and their families.

And it’s THANK TO YOU!! Thank you again for your trust and your support.

But this is only the beginning! A new intake of 18 girls coming from very poor backgrounds and often remote provinces of Cambodia will start their training in a few days.


Continue to support our project and make a real difference in the lives of these young women! We count on you!

, 31 August 2015