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.
On the 14th of August 2016 MES got a nice day with collaborating with a big event of the year for the Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap, there are lots of people from the differences sectors in town to do a fundraising event through cycling which is call Cycling for Environment and Children’s Health, organized by AHC, Cycling for Cambodia…, with 850 bike riders, MES was a part of entertainment for the live music along the way of the cycling and the break points, they are so happy with the big event like this and it was the 3rd years of the fundraising event fro this children hospital.
On the ways they cycling they also had two school to stop by and planting some tree to let other people know that we are need the nature and good environment to live in a green and beautiful world.
Finally the total fundraising are over $15,000 for the hospital, with 54 sponsorship, MES also had a great day and help with the event to reach the successfully through sharing the music.
Last weekend MES got an opportunity to hosted a Khmer Rock ‘n’ Roll Band from Battambang Province they are BATBANGERS BAND, they wish to sharing their music experiences to MES school to learn more about our own rock’n’roll music and how to composing now original song and music for public. They are so amazing performing and so energetic band, MES also have two bands were showed their music as well. MES will do more workshop to let our students can learn some style from these guys soon. Thanks BATBANGERS BBAND for interested in MES for collaborate in music appreciation this time.
MES got many differences students from every where in town and countryside including the Chines friends came to learn guitar to entertaining them self after their working and I used to learn Chines from teacher Wang Suping as well while she been learning guitar in MES from about 3 months, after they leaving Siem Reap one of our Chinese friends was donate her guitar to our school to let us use for other students who doesn’t have a guitar to learn more in MES. We are so thankful for the kindness, not just a guitar but she also donate many of her used stuff like cloths, cooking stuffs…. and books.
Last week MES got 15 of English volunteers through Indochina Tour Agencies company who is arranged to send us those volunteers to help MES in Arts, Dance Music and Reading classes, they had very nice three days to teach variety activities.
The end of the day they been cleaning the back yard gardening and finished their arts and have been done dome performance with the MES Students, had a great morning together and had a very hard say good bye words.
Thanks to Indochina Tour Company to arranged all the volunteers to help MES fro three days, we hope that we can have more volunteers in the futures.