Category: Launches and Openings

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Renovations & Re-openings In Siem Reap!

We’ve received an update on the recent exciting happenings in the Kaliyan Mith program, Siem Reap, Cambodia, from the FI Technical Coordinator there,  Laura. She says – “Our training beauty salon, Phka Kravan, re-opened...

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Together, building futures… with ‘Futures’!

‘Futures’ is an exciting new initiative and approach for Cambodia, powered by Friends and implemented by partner NGOs  Mith Samlanh and M’Lop Tapang with the tagline – “Together creating employment and entrepreneurs”   ‘Futures’ is about...

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3PC Phase 2 – Enhancing Child Protection In Cambodia

On Thursday 30th April representatives from the Royal Cambodian Government, Friends-International, UNICEF and 14 partner organizations met to formally launch the second phase of the groundbreaking 3PC program. 3PC, which is an acronym for...

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‘THINK!’ Photo Exhibition Siem Reap Launch Event

Last week saw the very successful launch of the ChildSafe ‘THINK!’ Photo Exhibition Siem Reap. The grounds of Marum training restaurant in the city saw around 130 people attending the launch event, who were...

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Begging Children – An Exhibition To Make You ‘THINK!’

From 26th November 2014-31 January 2015 the Friends-International (FI) Kaliyan Mith program in Siem Reap will be running a thought-provoking exhibition of images addressing the issue of giving to begging children. Our acclaimed training...

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Friends ‘N’ Stuff Comes To Bangkok!

Friday was an incredibly exciting, emotional and exhausting  day for the Friends program in Thailand, as the brand new ‘Friends ‘N’ Stuff’ shop opened its doors for the very first time in a grand...

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Our students open up about working with Marum

As our students and teachers were busy preparing for the opening of Marum, we took them aside (very quickly!) to ask them what is was like serving customers during the restaurant’s soft opening and...

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Marum – ‘Tree of life’ opens in Siem Reap

Today Marum, our new training restaurant in Siem Reap, opens its doors to the public. Restaurants and Friends are inextricably linked – back in August 1994 Sebastien Marot was leaving one in Phnom Penh...

Coloring Book launches at Mith Samlanh Fun Fair! 0

Coloring Book launches at Mith Samlanh Fun Fair!

‘Cambodia’s colorful culture’ is the theme of this Saturday’s Mith Samlanh Fun Fair, and to add to the celebrations the latest Friends-International publication is launched on the very same day! The ‘art15 Friends coloring...

The bees have been released!

It was 11 months and 6 days ago when our cookbook team began working on the new Lao cookbook – ‘from Honeybees to Pepperwood’. Tonight (June 2nd) all of that hard work came to...

Back to Laos on Monday 0

Back to Laos on Monday

Ghislain and have been back in Cambodia for three weeks which seem to have flown by, leaving us with less time than we’d have liked to work on the cookbook. There has so much...