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Countryside Class is a community organization inside Battambang Province, Cambodia, dedicated to developing Cambodia's future through educating and inspiring today's children. Our mission is to teach positive attitudes and values to children through teaching, reading, and community bonds, so that all Cambodian children will be educated and have good character and be able to lead their country and people forward to development.

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Khmer New Year at Kampongseyma Pagoda

Over Khmer New Year, April 14-16, 2014, our students wanted to continue our tradition of putting on entertainment for our village and the surrounding villages. Each night about 400 community members came to watch our students sing, dance, and perform. They were able to take part in traditional Khmer games sponsored by World Vision, spend time socializing, and watch live entertainment from 7-10pm.

Countryside Class's entire philosophy is concentrated on improving our own community, so our activities are focused on Khmer helping Khmer. And the community has begun responding.

This year Countryside Class also included an environment component in which we did a community clean up a couple days before the holiday, hung signs throughout the pagoda, and spoke about keeping our environment clean and reducing plastic waste. The community clean up sparked further interest in our students and our school, so attendance and donations increased this year. We were also able to continue our partnerships with World Vision and Phare Ponleu Selpak.

Around 30 of our students helped in the clean up, preparation, and performances. They were able to have a lot of fun while having an experience that very few children in Cambodia are able to have. And they continue to inspire their community. We're very proud of all of them!

You can watch their performances on our youtube channel; we particularly loved this song.

And you can find pictures in our facebook group.

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