Promotion of the Kampot Traditional Music and Dance School for Orphaned and Disabled children, Khmer Cultural Development Institute (KCDI) | Projects

Promotion of the Kampot Traditional Music and Dance School for Orphaned and Disabled children, Khmer Cultural Development Institute (KCDI)

The Kampot Traditional Music School, founded in 1994, provides cultural education, focusing on Khmer traditional music and dance and vocational training to approximately 30 underprivileged and socially vulnerable children as well as 170 children from the local community in the town of Kampot in Kampot Province.

In March 2009, ROTA approved a project proposal from the Kampot Traditional Music and Dance School.  As a result, ROTA is currently covering the salaries of the School’s 16 teachers and support staff. Simultaneously, ROTA is financing a consultancy aimed at supporting and empowering the school’s administration, staff, and children in identifying interesting income generation projects, ideally allowing for the school to secure its long-term financial autonomy and self-sufficiency.
 

Project Facts

 

Implementing Period: 
 

March 2009 – September 2010
 

Extensions: February 2011 – February 2013

 

Project Partner:

Kampot Traditional Music School for Orphaned and Disabled Children, Khmer Cultural Development Institute (KCDI)

 

Objectives:

  • Support the School Management in integrating Cambodia’s Policy on Alternative Care for Children (ratified in 2006) and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into the School’s policies.
     
  • Assist the School Management in tackling institutional weaknesses prevailing in the current School structure.
     
  • Identify and implement feasible income generation projects based on a thorough business plan and investigation of needs within the local community and amongst relevant stakeholders.

 

Expected Beneficiaries:
 

Direct Beneficiaries:   200 children and 16 teachers/support staff
 

Indirect beneficiaries: 500 family members

Kampot music school students