fbpx

Support in setting up a social policy impacts analysis for a social business

To train AA’s team on how to conduct an efficient social policy impacts survey, in order to better communicate on its social policy to the public. Artisans d’Angkor is a social business according to criteria defined by Muhammad Yunus – the founder of the Grameen Bank - , that “sustainability of the company indicates that it is running as a business, but the objective of the company is to achieve social goal/s.” However, Artisans d’Angkor’s communication on its social goals and achievements is poor. At present, Artisans d’Angkor is producing an annual social report for its investors. However, such communication could be based on more robust measurement of social impact through specific indicators in order to bring clear evidence of social progress within Artisans d’Angkor’s beneficiaries (craftsmen and their families). Moreover, Artisans d’Angkor would like to communicate about its specific social policy to a wider public. Therefore, Artisans d’Angkor would like to receive support on how to conduct an efficient socio-economic survey, and how to analyze the results. The analysis will subsequently help Artisans d’Angkor to reflect its social policy impacts in order to better communicate on its social model and support its decision-making.
Read More
Read More
OUI
Read More
Congé solidaire
Read More
Artisans d’Angkor’s Human Ressources team
Read More
4
Read More
The training will be organized for Artisans d’Angkor’s Human Resources team and one member of the Finance department. They’re between 20 and 35 years old. They all already have some knowledge in mathematical calculation, statistics measurement and analysis, but would need support from someone with a strong financial background and good knowledge of businesses models, to support Artisans d’Angkor in analyzing its social policy impacts data.
Read More
Artisans d’Angkor is a Cambodian semi-public company that was originally created as an association in 1992 to help young people with limited education find jobs in their home village and thus increase their families’ income and slow down rural depopulation. It provides them with a 9 to 12 months high-skilled training and a career from which they can make a living. This mission continues today. In 2012, Artisans d’Angkor trained over 100 young craftsmen. The company currently employs 1100 people, including over 700 craftsmen. 48 workshops operate in Siem Reap province. Artisans d’Angkor promotes traditional Cambodian Fine Arts and Crafts: stone and wood carving, polychromy-lacquering-gilding, silk weaving, silver plating, ceramic and jewelry making. At the beginning of the 1990s, Cambodia was facing the challenge of rebuilding its economy. In order to enable economic integration of young rural people who had a lack of opportunities, the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and the Ligue Française de la Formation Continue et de l'Enseignement (French League for In-service Training and Education) decided to design a development program tailored to the country’s culture and tradition. The approach was simple: helping young rural people by giving them a job that would enable them to earn a living with dignity. With the growing number of tourists coming to Angkor, craftsmanship revitalization was rapidly viewed as a potential niche training which would meet trainees’ needs and aspirations. In 1992, the Chantiers-Ecoles de Formation Professionnelle (CEFP) were created to provide young Cambodians with professional skills that could meet the market needs and would thus allow them to find an interesting occupation. Between 1998 and 2001, a program implemented by the European Union, called “REPLIC”, supported the development and sustainability of the CEFP. It created a workplace which would provide jobs for the young craftsmen that had been trained at the Chantiers-Ecoles. This is when Artisans d’Angkor was founded. Since then, Artisans d’Angkor has committed itself to the preservation of traditional skills that are rooted in the Khmer culture. Currently, in accordance with needs, Artisans d’Angkor trains its new apprentices for craft work. The National Silk Center (a unit of CEFP) provides training for the silk sector. In both cases, the apprentices receive a living allowance during their free of charge vocational training period. After completion of this training, the young apprentices are granted the status of craftsmen and are given the opportunity to be hired by Artisans d’Angkor if they wish. Learning new skills, experiencing field practice, understanding the raw materials and being proud of good quality work are at the heart of the training method. Developing self-awareness and promoting personal development also takes an important part of the process. Artisans d’Angkor has become a powerful tool for the economic integration of newly trained apprentices. The company is now the largest employer of the region and is proud to have kept Education and Training at the core of its mission. Futhermore, Artisans d’Angkor has pioneered a new social policy in Cambodia with a decent salary level along with social and medical benefits, and 4% of its craftsmen are people with disabilities. The craftsmen have formed an association which holds a 20-percent share in the company. The turnover of the company is reinvested for social purposes, such as the setting up of new trainings and the opening of new workshops in rural villages in Siem Reap province. A workshop opening means more employment in disadvantaged rural communities and therefore an improvement of social conditions and poverty alleviation. Artisans d’Angkor strives to promote fair trade in Cambodia. Artisans Angkor is self-funded. It has shareholders who do not take any dividends from the profits made by the company as they are all reinvested in the company’s development. The shareholders are the artisans themselves through the association they have formed and own, the Cambodian government through the Apsara Authority (Cambodian institution in charge of the Preservation of the Angkor site and Siem Reap province) and two private partners. Health services are available for all employees, they can also consult the permanent doctor working for Artisans Angkor if they require it. Moreover thanks to a partnership with a French medical association, named A.I.R. Khmer, Artisans d’Angkor offers a free medical check-up of the artisans’ health. These general practitioners work alongside a medical team including a dentist, gynecologist, dermatologist, physiotherapist and ophthalmologist. They all complete the employees’ health check on a voluntary basis. They also make health and hygiene recommendations that are used by human resources department in their regular artisans meetings. These meetings are held every 6 months to raise awareness about the benefits of adopting the right postures and gestures at work. This long-term campaign is intended to give helpful advice for artisans who work on heavy pieces for example. http://www.artisansdangkor.com/
Read More
The volunteer will be welcomed at Siem Reap airport by the partner.
Read More
Siem Reap [Angkor]
Read More
The volunteer will stay at a local hotel in Siem Reap . The volunteer will have his/her own private room with private bathroom, access to WIFI and AC. The volunteer will be able to eat in local and international restaurants in Siem Reap, close to Artisans d’Angkor’s office.
Read More
whiteboard, paperboard, video-projector, Internet connection Artisans d’Angkor could make an extra computer available for the volunteer if needed.
Read More