More than 100 home-based makers spread all over Cambodia. They are part of a social workshop committed to training them in the production of their craft, allowing them to grow and develop socially & financially.
Cambodia’s rich culture dates back to the Khmer Empire (or Angkor Empire), the Hindu-Buddhist empire that grew in South East Asia from 9th to 14th century with impressive art and culture, architectural technique and aesthetics achievements. If you've been lucky enough to visit the stunning Angkor Wat, then you've seen it first hand.
Good for people:
The social workshop ensures employment with fair wages and a safe work environment where the workers have the opportunity for professional development. Due to this, these families are able to support themselves, send their kids to school and grow socially & financially.
Here Thorn Raksmey, Jeweler, from Phnom Penh. Raksmey worked in construction and cleaning until 2003, when he began to get training as an artisan. Today Raksmey is a skilled artisan and knows how to work with platinum and landmine materials. In the future he would like to have his own family business.