Sala is a Cambodian educational platform that provides university and school information for high school students. The platform aims to empower students to make better college majors and career choices by offering educational opportunities and promotions. Sala is the first university and school information portal in Cambodia, and it has been praised for its ability to help students make informed decisions about their future.
Sala offers a range of features, including a mobile app that allows students to seek advice and guidance, as well as take tests to determine their best-fit major and professional career. The platform is designed to be user-friendly, with a clean interface that makes it easy for students to navigate and find the information they need.
At Sala, we believe that every student deserves access to quality education. That’s why we’re committed to providing the best possible resources and support to help students achieve their goals. Whether you’re a high school student looking for information on colleges and universities, or a college student seeking guidance on your career path, Sala has everything you need to succeed.
We’re proud to be the first university and school information portal in Cambodia, and we’re dedicated to continuing our mission of empowering students to make informed decisions about their future. Join us today and start your journey towards a brighter tomorrow!
Why We Do What We Do?
The majority of schools in Cambodia rely on paper forms and Excel in managing administrative work and academic information.
That leads to difficulty and spending a lot of time and increases the workload for teachers and takes away their time focusing on teaching and supporting student engagement.
Without access to high-quality data on individual student performance, attendance, study record, and enrollment history which is essential for schools in Cambodia and linked to effective decision-making on all levels.
Hundred of thousands of Cambodian graduates yearly, face limited access to information and struggle to find their path to university.
Navigating through the Cambodian education system is a challenging affair, especially for people from marginalized communities with poor access to training and relevant skills. Lack of information about career options, the content of studies, entrance requirements, and scholarship opportunities can discourage people from seeking further study.
Relying on information from pieces of paper, friends, and family, who themselves had little opportunities and exposure to modern technology, young people are very limited in their choices and often end up frustrated.
Aren't We Afraid.....?
The undisputed & underserved sector in Cambodia & other emerging countries
- We are convinced that access to information, advice, and support can help young people to make better-informed decisions and be more successful in life while 100+ thousand Cambodian graduates yearly still struggle to find their path to university.
- In 2019, less than 15%(1) of youth in Cambodia were enrolled in tertiary while many of these education providers are not present online or outdated information, including challenges like missing or incorrect phone numbers. On top of that, there are variable entrance and eligibility requirements, tuition fees, and scholarship conditions.
A lot are untested
- We have nailed a few key important milestones but can we do more?
- 18 universities out of 46 in Phnom Penh (120+ countrywide) are our early adopter and the majority is private institutions that required more time and investment to accelerate go into public education.
- There is no publicly available resource where students can find and compare information to make a well-balanced choice while Sala is building ONE.
We are doing something NEW
- Lots of "legacy" institutions in our space will likely see us a threat to their business.
- We make a lot MISTAKES, try and fail and learn as quick as possible.
Sala’s journey from its inception in 2019 to the present day has been marked by continuous growth and improvement. The platform has evolved to meet the changing needs of students and has expanded its offerings to include features such as a mobile app that allows students to seek advice and guidance, as well as take tests to determine their best-fit major and professional career. By leveraging technology, Sala has reached a wider audience and provided personalized support to students on their educational journey.
As Sala continues its journey, it remains committed to its mission of empowering students in Cambodia to make informed decisions about their future. By providing access to reliable information and resources, Sala aims to bridge the gap between high school and higher education, enabling students to pursue their passions and achieve their goals.
The University of Puthistratra
Sala was established and launched its first flagship product, Sala.tech. The aim of the product is to help schools effectively manage student data and academic operations. The University of Puthistratra was the first strategic customer of Sala, providing both financial and expertise support.
Ministry of Education Youth and Sport
Sala is proud to contribute its expertise in supporting the Department of IT, the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport (MoEYS), to secure and scale up the most attractive web portal millions of people visit annually.
Flagship product Sala.co
Sala has launched its second flagship product, Sala.co. The product aims to empower recent graduates to find a university program that matches their skills, preferences, and financing options.
This is a significant milestone for Sala. We are proud to be a technology partner to support and achieve the Institute of Banking and Finance's vision of building sustainable finance through capacity building by implementing the online learning and examination platform to facilitate the exam and assess the learner's competencies.
Pour un Sourire d'Enfant
At Pour un Sourire d'Enfant (PSE), Sala implemented Sala.tech, a school management system that supports academic and administrative operations and offers a digital solution for 6,500 students.
Sala signed MOU with MoEYS
Sala signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport (MoeYS) to support and co-organize public outreach activities aimed at promoting the use of technology to raise awareness of the importance of higher education, technical and vocational education and training (TVET). The initiative seeks to help students make informed decisions about their career goals by highlighting the benefits of pursuing higher education and TVET, which can lead to better job opportunities and a sustainable income in the near future.
MOU with 18 Universities and Colleges
Sala signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with 18 universities and colleges to promote career awareness and increase the number of students pursuing higher education.
Partnered with the The Institute of Banking and Finance
Sala partnered with the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) to expand its platforms that allow students to find their passion and connect them to the latest job opportunities exclusive to the banking and finance sector.
Partnered with the USAID Digital Workforce Development
Sala partnered with the USAID Digital Workforce Development (DWD) to equip skill, attributes, mindset, and endless opportunities for all students - better access to internships, scholarships, and job opportunities toward digital career pathways.
Professor Ian Findlay, President and Vice-Chancellor
We worked with Sala from 2018 to 2021 to develop a School Management system. The purpose of the management system was to automate enrolments, timetabling, student/staff attendance, financial systems and reporting, documentation, etc.
We were very happy with Sala. They took the time to genuinely work with us in a collaborative way to develop a system together, and both sides learned a lot. In fact, for some time several of Sala’s employees were based at UP to learn university processes. I would therefore be very happy to strongly recommend Sala.
Visal Sou, General Manager
Sala has been contracted as a Service Provider to use its best abilities to provide the deliverables in a timely manner as agreed in the Implementation Timeline.
They provided the Services with the care and professionalism that is expected of a Service Provider in this industry responded to support requests and take steps to escalate and resolve issues in a timely manner, and maintain communication with IBF’s contact persons on a regular basis.
Education and Industry Experienced Managers
Consist with one team leader to oversee the team, set priority & direction, and unblock critical incidents if needed. Lead by a senior IT Project Manager with many years of experience managing local and international educational technology projects (ministry of education, university, and school).
The full-stack engineering team has many years of experience developing and deploying learning and school management systems in Cambodia. The individual can communicate in English and is familiar with the project management tool, and last, but not least, they are equipped with Linux infrastructure and AWS cloud environment skillsets.
Process, Workflow, and Capacity Development
Sala will integrate your organization's process and workflow into the proposed team by making sure the training is in place and relevant information is documented.