Who We Are

Our Mission

EGBOK (Everything’s Gonna Be OK) enables underserved young adults in Cambodia to be self-supporting by providing education, training, and employment opportunities in the hospitality industry and utilizing a comprehensive approach with an emphasis on life skills development.

Our Vision

We envision a Cambodian community where everyone has equal opportunities and has the independence and ability to shape one's own life.

 
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Our Values

 
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COLLABORATION

among students, team members, and partners where ideas are listened to and valued

 
 
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HONESTY & TRANSPARENCY

in information, communication, and financial reporting

 
 
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EAGERNESS

to learn and grow, to be creative, and to put one's ideas into motion

 
 
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ACCOUNTABILITY

for our actions, for seeing through our ideas, and for fulfilling our responsibilities to achieve EGBOK's goals

 
 
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Over the years, EGBOK’s Founder, Ben Justus, has been given the opportunity to spread the word about EGBOK by way of TEDx Talks.

He has given them both in Hong Kong and at Cornell University.
Watch his talk at Cornell University.

 
 

Volunteer Program

 

EGBOK is an organization that was built by dedicated volunteers from around the world. We are proud to share that we now employ a nearly full Cambodian team who are passionate and committed to EGBOK's work.

Although we are flattered by your interest in volunteering with EGBOK, we do not accept short-term volunteers here in Cambodia.

HERE'S WHY:
  • EGBOK employs and empowers the local community for our daily operations of the organization.
  • When working with EGBOK students, it is important to create long-lasting relationships, rather than having our team changing consistently. We want to have a positive impact of students’ social and emotional development.
  • It takes time to adjust to living and working in Cambodia. We want to give volunteers a chance to get comfortable living in a new environment.

However, should you have a specific skill or expertise that you could provide to EGBOK and you are interested in volunteering long-term (minimum 3 months), we would love to hear from you. Please be aware that EGBOK conducts thorough interviews and background checks with all prospective volunteers to ensure your time here would be meaningful and productive.

 
 
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Fundraise

Consider running a charity race for EGBOK, hosting an event, or dedicating your next birthday to EGBOK. Please contact Desmond for ideas on how to fundraise for EGBOK

 

Want to learn more about EGBOK?