Artisans Angkor


Artisans Angkor as a social entrepreneurship  helps create jobs for artisans from the rural areas. It is also a cultural project aimed to re-build the country after (the war) by training young people to master Cambodian crafts from silk weaving and stone carving to brass plating.  

By using workshops and trainings as a means for economic integration, Artisans Angkor has made positive contributions not only in cultural preservation but also towards improving Angkor’s social conditions. By providing free regular trainings to young Cambodians, 14-25 years of age, this venture is providing opportunities for locals to be part of the country’s economic growth.  Impact sourcing has always been the key to poverty alleviation in grassroots communities, provided that projects are being ethically implemented.

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Persons with disabilities make up 5% of the Angkor Artisans’ workforce.


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this giant hand carved buddha will grace the Cambodian airport in 2015.


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Crafts apprenticeship lasts up to 9 months.  They have to pass motivational and manual tests before they are granted the title/status and recognised as “artisans”.

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2 Responses

  1. iamdabawenya December 20, 2014 / 11:20 am

    How come I have not known this place? Been all over Siem Reap when I was there? Could have tried doing what they are doing… :(

  2. 13thWiTCH December 20, 2014 / 11:28 am

    —because you went there without me. tagem! :P

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