Human Trafficking

Sala Baï is a model solution to alleviating poverty and its consequences through the use of education to break the cycle of human trafficking in Cambodia.

Sala Bai Hotel School

Created in 2002 by the French NGO Agir Pour Le Cambodge, Sala Baï is a free hotel school based in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Each year, the school, trains 100 young disadvantaged Cambodians to the four main professions of the hospitality industry: restaurant waiter/waitress, cook, receptionist & housekeeping attendants. Sala Bai is a model solution to alleviating poverty and its consequences. In 13 years, the School has graduated more than 1200 students (70% women, aged 18-22) from its free, 11-month training program and secured 100% employment at minimum 3 times previous annual household incomes.

In 2014, Sala Bai broke ground on its new school, and training hotel and restaurant in Siem Reap. Completed in November 2015, the new school will increase student intake by 50% to 150 annually, while increasing sustainability to 50% of operating expenses through revenues earned by the training hotel and restaurant, and alumni association.

Impact To Date


students supported


total funds raised

Scale Of The Problem



Sexual exploitation

22% of human trafficking victims are
trafficked for sexual exploitation.

Ranked 14th

in the world for modern slavery, Cambodia is a source,
transit and destination for human trafficking.

What We've Done