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Free Arts training for 400 children in Cambodia

 
$9,572
$10,428
Raised
Remaining

Summary

The war from 1975-79 decimated the Cambodian arts, with few masters of the traditional arts forms surviving the terrible period of the Khmer Rouge. Since 1994, KCDI has been working to revive and now protect and promote the traditional arts. This project now supports 400 primary school children, aged 7 - 12, from the surrounding communities to receive free quality tuition in the arts also as vocational training. Children from very disadvantaged backgrounds receive additional support.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

During the Khmer Rogue period, nearly 90% of artists were killed. The once rich and thriving culture is in danger of disappearing, forever. There is little knowledge about or chance to learn about traditional art forms and young people risk losing an important part of their own culture and identity. As Cambodia develops, it is vital it does so with a clear self-identity, one that is fostered by a strong and diverse arts sector. Its also important that these ancient art forms are taught properly.

How will this project solve this problem?

The project will be provide free, high-quality training for over 400 very poor children from rural areas in Kampot who attend local state schools. Tuition will be given in five traditional art forms: Yike, Mahori, Pin Peat, classical and folk dance. By providing training and awareness raising, KCDI will help reconnect young people to their culture. It will also provide a path towards future employment and as a form of therapy. The tuition of the arts is given by highly trained Cambodian artists

Potential Long Term Impact

This program is scheduled for both 2014 and 2015. The last annual year budget as nearly been met and the new budget has now been raised to include the coming year 2015. Children who study at KCDI will have more opportunities for their future. The teaching program provides a vocational track to becoming a professional artist, as many previous KCDI students have done. With more students training in the traditional arts, the greater the awareness & preservation of these ancient traditions and music

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $9,572
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $10,428
Total Funding Goal: $20,000

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

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Organization

Project Leader

Catherine Geach

Founder
Kampot, Cambodia

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