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‘An Exciting Painting Fun’- Mural Project in Cambodia!

In Cambodia, Chris Peterson collaborated with the students at Kravanh Bright Future Center to create a mural.  The experience allowed the students to tap into their creative side, show their individual interests through art and share their vision of Cambodia with the world.  The smiles on their faces next to the finished painting say it all!

During the busy days of Chris’s trip to Cambodia, all the students in Kravanh Bright Future Center had a very exciting painting task. They enjoyed painting very much. We got such a nice painting which is hung on the wall now. The students hadn’t thought they could do something like that. All of them liked it and enjoyed taking photos in front of the painting.

They also want to show the painting to the world. The painting can show the world what Cambodian children mostly think about. It describes the landscape of their country as well.       – Sokvorn

It will be exciting to see what future artistic projects the students embrace in the coming months, now that they see what great talent they have!

Great job, everyone!



February 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm 1 comment

Recognizing Outstanding Students & Computer Class Graduates

Sokvorn, the head teacher at Kravanh Bright Future Center, shares highlights from the outstanding student award ceremony, which serves to acknowledge the students’ efforts in the variety of classes they enjoy at the center.

In Kravanh Bright Future Center (KBFC), all the students can join extra classes which are Math, Chemistry, Physics, Khmer, English, French, and Computer Skills. To motivate the students to study hard, we provide awards to the outstanding students, based on scores and class performance. Doing that, they gain face and the other students would like to follow in their footsteps. All the awards are school supplies like dictionaries, pens, rulers, notebooks, pencils, and erasers.


February 17, 2010 at 2:53 am 1 comment

Message from Cambodia- Focus on Education!

Our Vision:

We want to see children live in peace and security with access to education and opportunity to succeed.

Our mission:

To support the right for vulnerable children to achieve an education and develop their full potential.

Trivani projects in Cambodia were started February 2008 and focus on the quality of education. Quality of education is very important for this country because the entire education system was destroyed in the war, and many well-educated people were killed. These factors contributed to high illiteracy and widespread poverty.

These days, poverty is one of the main causes for children dropping out of school. Poor parents cannot send their children to school because they need the children to stay home and help the family generate income. Moreover, parents cannot afford to buy the study materials and bicycles that their children need to get to school. Additionally, there are very few schools in the district and they are located very far from people’s homes, especially the secondary school and high school. Normally, the students have to spend one or two hours each way traveling to school by bicycle.

The quality of education is poor. Being a state-school teacher is not a well-paid job, so most teachers have to teach private classes to earn extra income. As a result, teachers are careless at their regular state-school classes. If students want to learn more, get good instruction, and succeed on their tests, they have to pay the extra money for private classes. In total there are 15,095 students, including 7140 females, studying in 56 schools in Kravanh. And now just about 600 students are benefiting from the projects, so there are so many students waiting for our urgent response.

In our projects here, Trivani Foundation (TF) partners with Sustainable Cambodia (SC) to change and improve the children and parents’ life.

SC plays a very important role in community development projects (home life) and TF focuses on improving the quality of education (school life). As a result of our efforts, in 2008-2009 we saw the benefits of this vision: students who come to school every day and the families who get more income with hope.

After studying the real situations and difficulties, we came up with an idea to solve these problems by starting the priority need first–a school construction project.

But more about that later.

Chandimang Hing,

Trivani Cambodia country manager

November 20, 2009 at 9:51 am Leave a comment


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