Education on food security by supporting the Better Life of Children Foundation
Submitted by: Helen Lock, Senior Corporate Responsibility Coordinator, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited
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Introduction to the project
The project was carried out in 2017 as a one-off training intervention.
In 2017, the Peninsula Bangkok provided one-off food hygiene and safety training to a primary school for Cambodian refugees in Bangkok.
Share our expertise in F&B to a school that caters to young refugees from Cambodia.
- Support/buy-in and openness of F&B teams and the GM, The Peninsula Bangkok
- Partnership with relevant NGO
Foundation for the Better Life of Children
Results of the Good Practice
Trained staff at a primary school in Bangkok.
How the project meets the GCR Objectives
Objective 1: Ease the pressures on host countries
- Contribute to burden and responsibility sharing: Sharing our expertise in food safety to a primary school in Bangkok that caters to young refugees from Cambodia.
- Have the potential to be adapted, replicated, and/or broadened in scale: To encourage private sector actors to act more actively in providing various types of training (e.g. food safety) to educate the refugees. This particular example also helps to demonstrate the variety of activities that can be undertaken by private sector entities at little cost to the benefit of many.
Objective 2: Enhance refugee self-reliance
- Respond to the needs of refugees and host communities, yielding sustained and positive benefits for them: The training not only provide a better knowledge on food safety for those refugee children to prevent possible illness but also help relieving the financial burden of the local government and NGOs.
- Be developed in partnership with other stakeholders, including refugees and host populations: Partnership with an NGO to support the better life for young refugees from Cambodia.