Three decades of war at the end of the last century ravaged Cambodia’s art and culture. The Royal Government of Cambodia is working together with selected NGOs to preserve and improve the rich culture and history of Cambodia by training and delivering lost art and cultural skills to new generations.
At Mith Samlanh we believe it is import for current and future Cambodian generations to know and understand their art and culture. Through knowledge and understanding the students not only form a sense of their national identity, they also gain strong personal identities. At Mith Samlanh art and culture is viewed as a very important part in physical and psychological recreation, healing, and development of our students specifically those affected by HIV/AIDS, domestic violence, drug, and poverty.
Last month our students were honored to perform in the National Art Competition organized by the Ministry of Culture and Fine Art. After months of hard work and preparation our students performed in front a large audience and on March 3rd were awarded with third place – a wonderful achievement for all involved as 52 teams took part in the competition.
Mr. Ratana Hem, Mith Samlanh Cultural Manager said “I am really impressed with the talent of our students. We are actually art and cultural lovers, we are not professional artists but we have passion for our national art we have been able to perform and display our talents to achieve 3rd place. This was made possible by the student’s passion, the cultural team’s patience and passion in guiding this new generation and the management team of Mith Samlanh for their support and encouragement.”