Journeys Of Change is a project started by 13 young Cambodian students, giving tourists in Phnom Penh the chance to enjoy the authentic Khmer experience.
All of the students are from Liger Leadership Academy (LLA), and Journeys of Change hopes to provide positive employment, allow students to share the daily life of Cambodians, and hopefully make a positive impact on tourism in the country.
The young entrepreneurs have created a bicycle trail encompassing a visit to a pagoda, food stops to taste local delicacies, experiencing Cambodian culture and even biking through the countryside. Speaking English and with great knowledge of Cambodian and their communities, the young guides provide insight on the ever-changing country.
The students, aged 14 to 16, were taught how to create businesses that will support the local economy, and trained on responsible tourism and nurtured to provide cross-culture learning. The tours provide funding for their future education.
LLA is a residential academic programme that provides a full scholarship for economically-disadvantaged Cambodians. Through projects like Journeys Of Change, Liger students hope to empower young Cambodians to be the young entrepreneurs of tomorrow.
Source: Geek in Cambodia – THE YOUNG ENTREPRENEURS OF CAMBODIA: JOURNEYS OF CHANGE