Scholarship Fund to Honour Daughter’s Memory

Four years ago, on May 7, 2013, the world lost a bright, shining light. At the early age of 23, Naomi Laura Tami passed away suddenly due to complications from a congenital heart defect.

Today, the Tami family has established the Naomi Tami Scholarship Memorial Fund to honour her memory.

It is a living legacy of Naomi’s enthusiasm, compassion, connection with people, warmth, and passion for new experiences and adventures.

About the Scholarship:

The Naomi Tami Scholarship Memorial Fund provides full tuition for students studying at the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia, who demonstrate a commitment to excellence, a love of the culinary arts, and who would not otherwise have the opportunity due to financial constraints.

In Memory of Naomi

Naomi Tami had a love for life that was contagious. She was passionate, caring, and an enthusiastic leader. Naomi brightened every room she entered and never held back from compassionately serving those in need. Her contagious enthusiasm for life and her love for food and adventure led Naomi to pursue choose a career in hospitality and the culinary arts. After studying at the Swiss International School for Hotel Management, she pursued apprenticeships at five-star hotels in Lausanne, Switzerland, Shanghai, China, Taipei, Taiwan, and Sydney, Australia, before graduating. Grasping life with open hands

Grasping life with open hands

“For me, starting the memorial fund is the best possible way to honour Naomi, as this help can become the biggest stepping stone for a young person. It will help open up great possibilities for their future. Unleashing their creativity, it will make a difference in their lives. Encouraging others to dream big and step out into the world would mean a lot to our Naomi.” – Simonetta Tami

Support Future Students

Your financial gifts to the Naomi Tami Scholarship Memorial Fund enable Shift360 to expand scholarship opportunities for the Academy of Culinary Arts Cambodia and provide more students with financial constraints the chance for a bright future.


Pierre Tami:
Learn more about the Naomi Tami Scholarship Memorial Fund and download the application package here.

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