Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia

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Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia
Summer Arts Camp for Orphans 2010 - Cambodia

Summary

Arts Camp gives 8 weeks (43 camp days) of fun & friendship to 100 orphan Cambodian children with HIV/AIDS. Dance & music teach self esteem and build life skills that help prevent future exploitation.

$6,940
total raised
32
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years

Challenge

During the 2 month summer break there are few activities for orphaned children who sit idle in the walled compounds where they live. Our Summer Arts Camp provides 8 weeks of friendship and exposure to Khmer dance,music and culture. Daily classes are fun and build self esteem,discipline and life skills. Classes are taught by peer teachers:senior students from Kasumisou Foundation's Apsara Arts Assn. Dance school, several of whom are from disadvantaged backgrounds of poverty, HIV and abandonment.

Solution

New campers learn the basics of dance. Returning campers learn to dance our original "green" play " Our Friends in the Forrest" to learn about the importance of ecology. Children expressing an interest will study traditional voice and music.

Long-Term Impact

Education and exposure to successful peer role models helps breaks the poverty cycle! Campers develop life skills such as self esteem and self discipline that will help to protect them from exploitation when they grow up and leave group homes.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.kasumisou-foundation.info
Metropolis Magazine, Lucy Birmingham Fuji
Lunch Break for Kasumisou-Macquarie Foundation
Tokyo American Club magazine 6/​2009 page 24
NY Times-Nick Kristof Blog March 3, 2010

Organization Information

Kasumisou Foundation

Location: Menlo Park, California - USA
Website:
Project Leader:
Barbara Rosasco
Secretary/Treasurer
Menlo Park, Ca. Cambodia

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