Category: Restaurants and Shops

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Chenda Builds A Future Thanks To Friends

“Some days are so difficult. But when I just don’t think I can survive, I wait by the side of the road. After 10 minutes, I see a Friends Social worker drive past, without fail....

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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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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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Take the Friends ‘N’ Food Challenge!

Here at Friends-International we’re famous for our award-winning training restaurants, but now we want you to be our head chef! Our supporters around the world are taking the Friends ‘N’ Food Challenge – holding...

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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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A New Career In A New Town

From our Friends Laos team This week, Buavone, case management supervisor and Peuan Mit trainer updated the teams about a young graduate from Makphet, who, after completing her training in 2011, is enjoying a...

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On The Road

This story comes from our Peuan Mit team who are based in Vientiane in Lao PDR, and highlights an issue that is very much in the news across SE Asia – road safety. Peuan...

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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...