We would like to invite you to the “Children of Cambodia – a rising generation” Photographic Exhibition with photographs by Stacey Simpkin. The exhibition is proudly presented by the Cambodia Charitable Trust and hosted by Theresa Gattung.
Auckland photographer Stacey Simpkin showcases a collection of brilliant photos she took on a visit to Cambodia with the Trust team. This exhibition celebrates a rising generation of children, the transformative power of education and the gift of charity. A whole generation of artists, intellectuals and teachers was lost to Cambodia at the hands of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s. Many families in Cambodia still live in desperate poverty but the country is gradually taking charge of its future, one child at a time.
On the night, as well as hearing from Denise and Theresa, we are honoured to have Soeun Ouch, Country Manager for the Cambodia Charitable Trust, and Penglong Ngor, Cambodia’s Director of Teacher Training, visiting New Zealand and joining us for the event.
Soeun will share his story of growing up under the brutal Pol Pot regime, including his time as a child in the Khmer Rouge working gangs and how he started his education at 16, after the country was liberated. Penglong will speak about challenges the country faces in educating its children and how the Tauranga-based Cambodia Charitable Trust is helping to overcome some of these.
Ms Chhunchhay Koir - from the Cambodian Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport, is also visiting and will be available to speak with guests throughout the night.
Event : “Children of Cambodia – a rising generation” Exhibition
Where : Studio 541, 541 Mt Eden Road, Auckland
When : Friday 22nd September 2017
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm - Light refreshments provided
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible as numbers are limited.
We look forward to seeing you there.
All the best - Nā mātou
Theresa Gattung, Chris Woodwiss, Barbara Gabler, Lindy Nelson