Cambodia has made significant economic progress over the past decade but it’s still very far behind when compared to other countries. Almost 70% of the population doesn’t have piped water, and a large percentage of residents still live below the poverty line. But the biggest thing standing in the way of combating these issues isn’t what you might think…it’s the lack of practical education, which leads to a shortage of skilled workers.
AngkorHUB Academy, which will launch this fall, has the mission of developing participants into capable freelancers who can compete for higher-paying remote work positions on sites like UpWork, Fiverr, and Freelancer.com. The free job skills trainings we provide will help Cambodians to earn a livable income while staying in their home country with their families and stimulating the local economy. Also, since motivation is a common issue and major obstacle to progress, by giving the participants milestones and holding them accountable for completing deliverables, we’ll be helping to develop them into high-quality professional workers, too.
The project will focus on the Siem Reap area initially, with the goal to grow it to extend its impact to all of Cambodia – and beyond.