Mith Samlanh centre in Phnom Penh presently has 10 vocational training programs on offer for its students. These students are disadvantaged youth that have been earning a living on the streets of Phnom Penh selling books and flowers to tourists. This street working and living lifestyle deprives these young people of gaining skills for future employment, which is what Mith Samlanh centre offers. In their training they can select from hairdressing, hospitality, electrician or tailoring to name a few.
Friends International, with Sabay & Silk Air Airline identified basic computer skills are becoming increasingly valuable to employers in today’s environment in Cambodia. In March this year, Sabay donated 12 brand new computers complete with accessories to Mith Samlanh and Silk Air donated funding to employ a teacher for 2 years so all youth studying a vocational program now have computer basics class added to the study plan.