A&K Philanthropy supports Banana Leaves for Laos ·

A&K Philanthropy supports Banana Leaves for Laos

Leading luxury and adventure travel company Abercrombie & Kent has been involved in conservation and sustainable tourism since its inception. Its philanthropic arm, Abercrombie & Kent Philanthropy (AKP), now works with partner communities on more than 40 projects in 20 countries across education, health care, conservation and enterprise development.

AKP’s newest programme is in northern Laos, in the World Heritage city of Luang Prabang, where the organisation has partnered with Friends-International, a well-known social enterprise working across southeast Asia. Friends lends critical support to street kids and marginalised youth and one of their most important initiatives provides these young people with vocational restaurant training.

AKP is supporting the Friends Futures Programme which provides restaurant training and helps put trainees in jobs. In the heart of Luang Prabang, Khaiphaen Restaurant is one of the training establishments and A&K guests visiting the city are encouraged to stop by the restaurant to participate in the newly designed ‘Banana Leaves for Laos’ activity.

After meeting restaurant manager, Anousin, a former trainee, and hearing about the programme and the positive impact it has on these vulnerable young people, guests join the chef in preparing traditional Laos rice treats. Wrapped in banana leaves, these sweets can be offered to monks during the daily alms-giving ritual. The experience culminates in a traditional Laos lunch in the restaurant.

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