In the name of MES we are so excited for Mr.Brak Sophanna who had a great friend from Treak Community to help him to know some people in Korea especially Mr.(Joe) Kyung Hee Cho who organized an event to raise money for Sophanna and MES with $500 in the last few weeks ago, they done a great thing for Cambodia not just our music school. We are so thankful for the very kindness of Gold Pasta and Crews in Korea, we wishes you all the best.
Below is a message from them:
Gold Pasta and the crews put in multiple hours to make this show happen for the people of Cambodia and Phanna and his passion for music and music education. We were delighted to see our hard work pay off. We were able to host two nights of sold out shows. We were able to provide the people of our community with music we were proud of and to see people come out to support this great cause to support music education for the less fortunate has been the most inspiring this of all. As a final product we were able to financially support Phanna and Music For Everyone School (MES) with 1,553,000 (Korean Won). I would like to thank Mr. Michael Horton and the Trek Community Centre for being so helpful to this whole process. Mr. Brak Sophanna for his dedication and love for music and music education.
Gold Past & The Crew
Band – Gold Pasta
Vocalists – Skyler Cho, Coline Kim, Carrol Park
Light & Sound – Yoona Ro, Sue Kim
Video Crew – Anna An, Aiden Seo, Steve Lee, Yaeji Yoon
General Support – Henry Ko, Sohee Kim, Julia Lee
New Leaf Cafe is an NGOs partner to support their profit from its business to many of local NGOs in the Siem Reap, MES had i great time to show up our students to the New Leaf lunch brunch event to support MES with 80% of profit will goes to MES they keep 20% for their own staffs and transactions.
New Leaf start to support us for two months from October to November 2016 to let us can have more fund to running our school and can process more music and art classes.
We so excited to help business partner to help us to keep the school running well.
Finally at the ending of the November we got a great gift from New Leaf as we expected.
In the name of Music for everyone school Siem Reap, Cambodia, we would like to say thanks to New Leaf eatery for supporting our music school from the profit of two months, September and November 2016 with $2,959, with this it will help us a lot to keep our school still running and we also plan to contribute our fund from Sir Guitar and Dame to one other Music school in Laos it is MES Laos with $1,000 as they also have a financial problems, so we can share and keep this beautiful project going well together in the future. Thanks to all supporters and sharing us your loves and harts to appreciate us.
This week MES had rent a space for a very cheap price per month to a new couple Sovanna and Sophea to make a small business to support themselves and MES, they sell some drinks and foods. All menus are less then $1.
Fry Noodle vegetable with beef or egg 3500 Riel & 2500 Riel, Sandwich 1000 Riel, Ice Lemon Tea 1000 Riel, Ice Coffee 1500 Riel, Coke 2000 Riel, Water 500 Riel, Bread 2000 Riel…, please come to eat and drink with the clean and healthy foods in MES to support our new small canting.
That is a great opportunity to let our old students can providing their experiences to teach new students in MES, so we decided them to differences instruments they knew, it’s like Bass Guitar, Drum Kit, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Ukulele, Keyboard, Singing. They are happy to help us to teach to other students and they can make more friends.
During last weekend and this week we had such a nice time to do some creative ideas with looking for some old table in school that we don’t use it for useful thing, bring it back to fix and do some painting on it and re-use it for piano room printer table xylophone table after painting, there are some broken chairs are can’t use any more we’ve been take some wooden from home to put the seat on and screw it and paint it to make colorful and mad it for our art class to seat on.
Last 4 months MES was collaborated with Ponheary LY Foundation (LPF) of the music project to create two UKULELE Classes one in Khnar Sanday Primary School in Banteay Srey district and one in Chey Primary School in Siem Reap to let the kids can continue their UKULELE music lessons from volunteers before. MES was involved with LPF for continues their aims to improving the classes, then we worked for 4 months with 26 kids both schools and on 27th of August is the first performance of them to show their talented to their parents and community. It was a great time that they can show up their new experiences to their community through LPF. We hope we can work on the same project next year.
MES now having an art class just to open it for people who are interested in learning how to drawing and painting, we had an art teacher Mr. Bunthai, He is Cambodian and MES use to collaborated with him so far for some art and music festival of MES to do fundraising and performing in town, he is professional artist in Sim Reap got an art education from an art school, he also help a lot to the local children to teach arts, now we had an idea to create an art class in MES to make an opportunity to our students and public people who are really want to learn art and music so they can have choices.
For art class we decided to charge the money from our students within $5/month just to running this new project not for profit for the first step. We will think about charge more when it can be a good class and more people are coming to learn.
Mr. Bunthai also participated in this project because he really want to help MES and want to share his knowledge to other kids to know how to be an artist and can drawing or painting in a right way. Art class is doing for three days a week from Friday to Sunday morning from 9-11 am.
On 14th of August 2014 MES was surprised by some of our former students are celebrated a fundraising event at Love U restaurant where every body who love music and can play instrument can freely play and sharing their talented to other friends during having some drinks and foods, they had started a plan to think about MES where most of them had learn music instruments but never have opportunities to help back to MES so they organized just a small music event to get some donations to help MES as they know that MES is lake of funding and try hard to teach music to lots of people for these four years.
This is just a first trail event for MES, they will do it at least one a month to let more people know about MES and can help through the music events.
We are so thankful to Love U Restaurant owner and crews for helping us so far.