The sun rose over Angkor Wat as the runners took off from the start line, beside centuries old lakes and trees, over bridges and under arches, and past seemingly endless lines of local children calling out for a sweaty high five. Less than 3 hours later, all the catalysts had crossed the finish line to rousing cheers and hard-earned congratulations.
22 Catalysts completed the half marathon, 9 finished the10km challenge and 2 took part in the 3km fun run. A number of catalysts who couldn’t compete that day still pulled their weight, helping in any way they could and acting as cheerleaders to the runners.
The goal of the run was to raise SGD$50,000 for the Sala Bai Hotel School – almost two months’ operating budget for the school.
Sala Bai Hotel School
Training School for Disadvantaged Youths
Sala Bai is a Hotel and Restaurant School created by the French NGO Agir pour le Cambodge in October 2002. Each year the school trains – free of charge – about 100 young disadvantaged Cambodians. During the 12-month training program, the school covers all the training fees (lessons, school supplies, books, uniforms), and daily expenses (accommodation, food, bicycle, insurance and medical expenses) for the students.
In nine years of operation, 803 Sala Bai students have been trained for careers in the growing hospitality industry, enabling them to achieve economic independence and improve the living conditions of their families.100% have obtained jobs in the local hospitality industry earning on average 3 times the household income of their families.
The TCRP 2012 initiative raised over SGD$50,000 for the Sala Bai Hotel School.
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Lim Wei Ming
Sim Moh Chean
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Jeff Rey Floro (Video Production)
Yian Huang (Photography)
Teo Pok Zin (Photography)
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