The Shinta Mani Foundation is firmly committed to improving the lives and economic conditions of people in the communities where we operate, equipping them with the necessary tools to break free from poverty. Our commitment also extends to environmental preservation and conservation, ensuring the communities we serve can sustainably coexist with their natural surroundings.
Our community engagement activities commenced in 2004 with the inauguration of the Shinta Mani School of Hospitality, nestled within the grounds of the Shinta Mani Angkor Hotel. This pioneering program, which garnered international acclaim, offered free-of-charge training in hotel operations to underprivileged Cambodian youth. This empowering initiative equipped them with the skills necessary to secure employment and envision a brighter future.
Our unique blend of a non-profit/for-profit business model garnered significant interest and support, enabling us to expand our community outreach by 2006. We instituted community development programs aimed at rural families, fostering empowerment and self-reliance. To date, Shinta Mani guests have sponsored over 1,000 piglets, 10,000 sets of school supplies, 3,900 bicycles, 1,700 water wells, and 120 homes, provided dental care to over 16,000 students, and seen 297 hospitality professionals graduate from our program.
Within its initial years, the Foundation has made tangible strides in education, livelihood assistance, and environmental preservation, effecting significant changes for individual families and the broader community.