"He who opens a school door, closes a prison."
- Victor Hugo
ABOUTAsia was founded with one aim: to no less than change the lives of its guests and the communities in which they travel.
Profits from ABOUTAsia Travel support local communities through education.
By choosing to travel with us, you'll be helping to support the following programs run by ABOUTAsia Schools, which has supported nearly 53,000 Cambodian children across 110 schools since its inception.
We are now working in partnership with École d'Hôtellerie et de Tourisme Paul Dubrule to provide scholarships for students who would not otherwise have the opportunity to go on to higher education. Starting in the 2020 academic year, these scholarships will provide students with the necessary skills in the Hospitality and Tourism industries to be able to get a job in Siem Reap with greater earning potential than would have been possible previously, having a wider reaching impact on their lives and the lives of their families.
Currently running 16 classes daily, our English Program employs Cambodian English teachers to deliver free English tuition for Primary Students. It also facilitates learning through equipping the teachers with curriculum textbooks and the means to monitor and assess the student's progress. With tourism the main industry in Siem Reap, this grounding in English Language is vital to enabling a student's future chances of employment.
Based on our research of factors pertaining to educational success here in Cambodia, access to reading materials and course textbooks was found to outweigh everything else. We decided that by bypassing school corruption through taking a community centered approach we would be able to ensure greater accessibility for all. As well as access to key textbooks, AAS learning centers provide reading materials for leisure, craft activities, sports equipment and a venue for community workshops and events.
Peerless service standards and local positioning have made us the tour operator of choice by international luxury travel groups and discerning independent travellers to Angkor Wat, Cambodia and Southeast Asia.