Support the Dance Event 2009
On Friday 27th February 2009 at 17h30; and Saturday 28th February at 17h30. A select group of 38 young dancers from Banteay Srey will perform in Phnom Penh for the very first time at the invitation of the Hotel Royal.
From the shadows of the delicate pink temple of Banteay Srey these children
from humble backgrounds whose parents in 1999, when NKFC first began to
work in the region, numbered amidst the poorest of the poor, living under
the stronghold of the Khmer rouge, have flourished into proud and dedicated
exponents and defenders of Khmer culture and tradition through traditional
classical and folk dance.
In order to restore their dignity and leading them to the path of a
sustainable future the NKFC initially worked with seven settlements of
displaced refugees (1181 families) and at the end of 2003 expanded to
another seven villages (1353 families). NKFC has implemented a rolling
programme of education in hygiene, basic healthcare, vaccination, malaria
prevention and aid awareness; agriculture and animal husbandry; water
policy and distributing wells and latrines after training. NKFC has also
built 3 schools (9 classrooms) to provide parallel programmes for both
parents and children.
Two years ago NKFC expanded their work to include vocational training
for adults and children. The first dance school with 128 dancers was sponsored
by NKFC France and proved to be a great success, beyond all expectations,
transforming little muddy children into elegant and gracious creatures
dancing with their soul.
WE NEED YOUR HELP
We are raising funds to build both a music school and another dance school
for the other seven villages in 2009
“From the bottom of my heart I would like to thank you for
your generous support in making the dreams of these children come true.”
Ravynn Karet Coxen, NKFC Founder Chairman
THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP
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