Kasumisou Foundation

To assist the poorest of the poor by providing essential living support to families and children impacted by extreme poverty and/or HIV-AIDS in Cambodia.
Summer Arts Camp 2016 for Disadvantaged Youth
We provide a " Summer Arts Camp" for disadvantaged children,offering free drawing, music and dance instruction for the 8 week summer break in August and September. Unlike the US, there are few activities for kids during the break. We can host 100 camperss. Most are local kids or from our AIDS Patient Family Support Program. If funds are available for transportation,we will also invite 30 medically fragile kids from the Phnom Penh Municipal Orphanage. Average cost $1.72 per child per day.
Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids
The AIDS Patient Family Support Program (FSP) provides housing, food and active mentoring and social support to homeless mothers suffering from AIDS so that they can properly care for their children. In addition to our goal of keeping fragiles together, we focus on keeping the children in these families in school, with a goal of helping them to break the cycle of inherited poverty. project reportread updates from the field
Arts for Cambodian Children & Orphans at Champey
Champey Academy of Arts has grown from its original summer program and now provides year round fun,education and friendship to disadvantaged children and to orphans,building self esteem through classes in painting , drawing and in traditional Cambodian dance and music. The camp/academy now has dozens of year round neighborhood kids attending 3 hour morning or afternoon sessions 6 days per week. We will still offer a special summer program for children for the 2 month school break project reportread updates from the field
Build dreams! Send Cambodian Students to College!
Few Cambodian students go on to college. For years we have nurtured and urged Kasumisou Foundation programs' students to dream of college. Now dreams are coming true! We started with 4 brand new High School grads from our Rural Assistance Program. Now there we have 12 students entering college and more on the way. All dared to dream of college. It's taken years to get these kids through school. Help us send them to college. Let's build some dreams by providing scholarships to help these kids! project reportread updates from the field
Rural Assistance Program Prey Veng (RAP) ,Cambodia
Small farmers dependent upon a single annual rice crop live a subsistence life and face financial disaster and forced economic migration when the rains and rice crop fail. Since 2000, to combat this, RAP has educated farmers in the benefits of diversification for income stability,chemical free farming techiniques to increase yield and reforestation. RAP has also drilled nearly 500 water wells to provide reliable access to drinking water for farming families in the months long dry season. project reportread updates from the field
Jobs for Cambodian Youth 2015 - Part 2
This project,started Dec. 2013 has grown and provides a job track for 13 teens/young adults, Our youthful workers include a dance program graduate,new college graduate,6 college students from rural Prey Veng,two apprentice " practice" dancers and a high school student. These young people are eager to work in administrative or maintenance work , or by filling in as a practice dancer in classes.This work provides needed income to help students to support themselves while attending college. project reportread updates from the field
Educate Cambodian Kids Impacted by AIDS
This project will provide funds for education for the children in the Help Destitute Moms with AIDS Care for Their Kids whom we provide tutoring ( $ 15-mo) We buy school supplies and uniforms ($ 25 per child) We provide the small fees students in public school must pay to the teacher. Without these funds, many students are ridiculed, ignored or given failing grades by the teacher, so these fees are essential if students are to successfully access so called " public" education. project reportread updates from the field
Jobs for Cambodian Youth
This project provides a job track for 6 talented dancers from our previous dance school program. All six are under age 24, and have an average 10 years of intensive classical Khmer dance training. They are eager and able to serve as part time apprentice teachers for our Summer Arts Camp program and its newly developed growth into a year round program for dozens of local children. It also provides part time jobs for 3 of our college students who do various jobs at the school. project reportread updates from the field

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