Friday, December 26, 2008

Subject: Please Help Spread This on Your Blog

Dear fellow clogger friends,

I hope this message finds you well.

Together with my friends at Cambodian Living Arts (CLA), a project of World Education whose mission is to revive traditional Cambodian art forms and to inspire contemporary artistic expression endangered by over 30 years of civil wars, I want to share with you the story of one of CLA’s most talented and inspiring students, Pheuen Srey Peu, a student of smot from Kompong Speu village.

Srey Peu is one of the brightest, dedicated students working with CLA. She inspires everyone around her with her desire to teach and share what she knows. You can read more about her life HERE: http://www.facebook.com/l.php?u=http://cambodianlivingarts.org%2Fpeople%2Fpheuansreypeu

She was designated by CLA masters and staff as one of the students deserving out of a group of 300 to receive one of three scholarships to study in high school, and during this time, she has blossomed into an remarkable student leader.

Unfortunately, though, because of the crisis in the financial markets, the original sponsor of her scholarship can no longer afford to sponsor her scholarship. We don’t want to pull her out of school and are working to raise $3500 to pay for all of her school; extra English, Khmer literature, and music classes; and living expenses, for the next academic year.

I know that times are tough, but I invite you to consider contributing a small amount to support her studies so that she can continue to learn and grow and to preserve and spread this beautiful Khmer tradition.

If we all can ChipIn just a bit - whether $5 or $10, Srey Peu’s life and prospects for the future will be forever changed. I will be sure to upload video and audio of her performing smot for us all to enjoy.

Otherwise, I would really appreciate it if you could help me post this campaign on your blog.

Thank you so much in advance for your cooperation.

Merry X'mas and happy new year.

Mongkol

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