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