Trained youths are performing the Pinpeat music
Poor youth are making income to support themself for pursuing education at the university level and contribute partly to families’ burden. Through playing the traditional music, Pinpeat, in hotels, various festivals, and other ceremonies, each of trained youths has been paid at least 80,000 riels (20 US dollars) per performance after they got trained for 6 months in SCC music class. The income they earned is very mean to their life and it will provide them with a better future. It is proud of their respective youth's family.
For almost 10 years, SCC Siem Reap Branch has opened vocational classes on the traditional music to young people living in poverty, orphaned youth, vulnerable youth, and youth living with HIV, and youth to provide them with opportunity and hope for a better future. SCC trains the youths at the organization's location facilitated by the teachers from the Department of Culture and Fine Arts of Siem Reap. The evening classes are 2 hours long from Monday to Friday. At the moment, we are providing the training course in the traditional music to a total of 10 students of which 4 girls range age 13 to 24 years old.
Some young people want to become experts in the traditional music which belongs to Cambodia for a long time while others wish to make money from music to continue their education and share some income with their families. In particular, some commit to becoming a teacher of music and doing business in this field with love.
Currently, our musical instruments are too old that it is hard to provide the training. We are deeply grateful to you for your ongoing generous support to make shape the poor children and youths' future. We do hope you will join us once again.
Trained youths play traditional music at ceremony