Six California Kids Build a School… One Cambodian Dance Step at a Time.

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Six local fourth graders build a school — one Cambodian dance step at a time!

President Obama isn’t the only one learning about Cambodian culture this weekend!

Six Larkspur/Corte Madera fourth graders raised $300 on Friday, November 16th to support construction of the Khmer Hands School of Art and Hospitality, a self-supporting vocational school for impoverished and at-risk youth being developed in Kep, Cambodia.

The girls dressed in Cambodian costume and learned traditional dance moves from Naome Pich, a trained classical dancer from Phnom Penh, and director of performing arts for the Khmer Hands School.


With their smiles and elegant dance moves, the girls did a wonderful job of performing a traditional Cambodian blessing dance, and of kicking off fund raising for this vocational school.  The school, half way around the world, will bring opportunity and a secure future to disadvantaged kids the same age as these six girls. Kids bringing hope to kids. That’s awesome! For more information on the Khmer Hands School and future fund raising events please email Kris Warner at To see a full video on the Khmer Hands School of Art and Hospitality:  Click here to watch now.


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