Khmer Cultural Development Institute

The mission of KCDI is to protect, preserve and develop Cambodian traditional arts and culture for future generations through education, training and awareness raising and to care for and heal vulnerable children.
Education/Arts Orphan, Disabled Children Cambodia
 
This project will help up to 25 orphans some with HIV and epilepsy, as well as blind children. By living at our school, this allows them to receive full time care, scholastic education with Braille, traditional Cambodian performing arts training, as therapy and vocational training. The children (except for the blind) have no parents, no extended families and have no alternative care except for our school; We work with the Ministries of Culture, Education & Social Affairs and local authorities. project reportread updates from the field
Free Arts training for 400 children in Cambodia
 
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. project reportread updates from the field
Help Somnang receive urgent medical care for HIV
 
Somnang is a little boy of six years old and lives at our school. His mother and father died from AIDS. Somnang has had level 3 HIV and although his health's improving he has Lymphoepithellal Cysts on his ear lobes, (a complication due to HIV). He urgently needs medical treatment in Phnom Penh 137 km away from our school. If left too long this complication can become malignant. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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