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Senior Scholarship Students Return to ACAC

Students, including scholarship recipients, return from internship to finish their last series of classes at ACAC. As seven scholarship students returned from their first year internships and settled back into classes at the Academy, one thing was evident: they all...

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7 New Scholarship Students Start at ACAC

“I am happy to be here. I see so many new things! My dream is to be a chef in a hotel. I want to have experience, and then start my own business. I have big dreams.” – Sok Panha  Sok Panha is a scholarship student who just began her first semester at the ACAC on...

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Pierre Tami Talks Social Entrepreneurship at Smart-Up

Pierre Tami is interviewed about social entrepreneurship by Swiss TV moderator, Sonja Hasler at Lucerne University's Smart-Up. Every month key leaders in the start-up sector in Lucerne, Switzerland, gather together at Smart-up – support for start-ups. The gathering is...

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Shift360, ACAC Celebrate Swedish National Day

Mr. Magnus Saemundsson, Sida Senior Education Advisor (right) with HE Hang Chuon Naron, Minister of Cambodia's Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport which sits on the governing board for ACAC (centre) and ACAC Founder, Pierre Tami (left).   June 6 was Swedish...

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ACAC introduced to World-Famous Basque Culinary Center

Left photo: Markus Kalberer (far left) and Pierre Tami (far right) with leaders of the world famous Basque Culinary Centre | Right photo: 4th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) World Forum on Gastronomy Tourism. The Academy of Culinary Arts, the ‘new baby’ on the...

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Skills Training Benefits Everyone. Here’s How.

  Skills training doesn't just benefit the individuals who are directly learning those skills. There is a positive spillover effect that happens when people gain new skills and apply them in the community. In short, everyone benefits. Donate to the Naomi Tami...

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7 Scholarship Students Start Their Internships

As a new semester started at the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia, seven scholarship students began their internships at some of country's finest restaurants. For most students, it is extremely challenging to integrate socially and academically since 90% come from...

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3 New Scholarship Students Begin Studies at ACAC

Somaly, Kim Fong and Monireth just started their culinary journeys at the ACAC on scholarship.   As a new semester launched at the ACAC, three new scholarship students, Somaly, Kim Fong and Monireth, took their first steps towards future careers as chefs. The...

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Naomi Tami Memorial Scholarship End-of-Year Campaign!

Dear Friends, Today we are launching our 2017 Year-End Fundraising Campaign for the Naomi Tami Memorial Scholarship Fund. This is a very exciting opportunity to help us raise funds to send Cambodian students to the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia for a...

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Thank You! A Naomi Tami Memorial Scholarship Update

Mao Davin with Pierre at the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia   Dear friends, Thank you for your generous contribution to the Naomi Tami Memorial Scholarship Fund this year. Your donations have made a big difference in the lives of Cambodian students. As we near...

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Seven New Students Study At ACAC Through Scholarship Fund

Seven students studying on scholarship at the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia   In September, seven students began studying at the Academy with the Naomi Tami Memorial Scholarship Fund. Donate to the Naomi Tami Memorial Scholarship Fund (via PayPal) today and...

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New ACAC Cohort Begins Culinary Education

A new group of students has just started their culinary education journey at the ACAC. Last week 51 students (29 women and 22 men) began the the 2-year diploma program. Watch the video here. The Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia is one key way Shift 360 invests in the...

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World Bank Visits ACAC

From June 19-23, a team from the World Bank conducted a Jobs Diagnostics Mission in Cambodia and during that time the group met with Mr. Pierre Tami to learn more about the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia. The objectives of this missions were to: Identify the...

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Scholarship Fund to Honour Daughter’s Memory

Four years ago, on May 7, 2013, the world lost a bright, shining light. At the early age of 23, Naomi Laura Tami passed away suddenly due to complications from a congenital heart defect.Today, the Tami family has established the Naomi Tami Scholarship Memorial Fund to...

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Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia Hits High Note

Ministry of Tourism delegation. H.E. Dr. Thong Khon sixth from the left; Mr. Pierre Tami, CEO of Shift360 to his left   H.E. Dr. Thong Khon (right) and Mr. Pierre Tami (centre) interviewed by Khmer media Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia Hits High Note In a visit...

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World Economic Forum visit Phnom Penh

Above: World Economic Forum delegation with Senior Minister Sun Chanthol (fifth from the left) and standing next to him Dr. Rösler at the Ministry of Commerce. Below: Dr. Rösler (right) and Pierre Tami, CEO Shift360. October 19, 2015 Phnom Penh, Cambodia – New...

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ACAC – SHL Partnership

Pierre Tami (left) of Shift 360 - with Timo Albiez, Vice Director of SHL in Luzern, Switzerland   Phnom Penh, Cambodia – Youth in Cambodia are one step closer to gaining professional culinary experience and expanding their work opportunities. With the Academy of...

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Jim Kim President Of The World Bank On Poverty Reduction

End Poverty, Build Shared Prosperity: Let’s Get to Work A news article  by Jim Yong Kim, President World Bank  Just last week, leaders committed to a target of ending extreme poverty by 2030. They also backed a second goal that didn’t get as much attention –what we...

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What Is It The Greater Mekong Subregion?

From the soaring heights of the Tibetan Plateau in China’s Yunnan province, through the lush lowland plains of Vietnam where the Mekong spills into the Gulf of Thailand, the Greater Mekong Subregion encompasses limestone mountain formations, broad river valleys,...

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What We Need And When, On Youth Unemployment

Extract from Meeting Grand Challenges for the 21st century WEF, Dubai 2012 By Charlotte Petri Gornitzka, Director-General, Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Sweden “We need you to pay attention, take action and provide ideas because we...

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Pierre Tami: Aid Mentality Creates Welfare Atmosphere

To compliment the IBC's Investment Conference: "Global Challenges, Cambodia's Response", the Phnom Penh Post ran a special section highlighting various entrepreneurs and community members who have had a long-standing presence in Cambodia. Pierre Tami was among those...

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Announcing the Launch of the PovertyCure network

Shift360 is excited to be a partner of PovertyCure, a new initiative that champions the creative potential of the person and seeks to unleash the entrepreneurial spirit that fills the developing world. PovertyCure seeks to shift the emphasis: From aid to enterprise...

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Cambodia’s First Social Enterprise Conference

The end of August saw Cambodia’s first Social Enterprise conference, organized by the Royal University of Phnom Penh, University of Bradford and Friends International. “Social Enterprise: Developing the social economy and generating sustainable and creative solutions...

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Starting Shift360: An inspiration from Jericho

Looking back over the past twenty years in Cambodia working with some of the most vulnerable and marginalized has brought to mind the famous story of the Good Samaritan on the Jericho Road. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the story let me explain. First, some...

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An Introduction to What’s in Our Head

I thought to introduce a place on the website where I can share the topics that are at the heart of SHIFT360.  This will be a place to post how we think, what we think, and why we think that way. I’d like to expose the current issues and debates – get them out of our...

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H.E Sam Promonea, Secretary of State of Ministry of Tourism and H.E Dr. Pich Sophorn Secretary of State of Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training and President of the NPIC Board sign the MoU   This morning an MoU was signed between the Ministry of Tourism and...

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MoU Signed

Shift360 is pleased to announce the official signing of an MoU between the Royal Government of Cambodia and Shift360 Foundation. The MoU signifies the partnership between the two entities as they start the Royal Academy of Culinary Arts. Please find the official press...

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Video

Pierre Tami shares with Global X a piece of advice: “The world is over-managed and under-led. We need vibrant leaders who go out with great passion.”

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