Tag Archives: Cambodia

Orphans International Announces New Director for 20th Year

New York, N.Y. The Board of Directors of Orphans International Worldwide (OIW) announces with great pleasure the hiring of Luisa Duarte-Silva, Ph.D. as Executive Director. She will be the third permanent E.D. since the charity was founded nineteen years ago. Luisa has two adopted boys from Vietnam, has worked extensively with orphanages in Asia and […]

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From Cambodian Refugee Camp to Best U.S. Chef Contender

Washington, D.C. Seng Luangrath may have been born to cook. She started when she was a 7-year-old girl in Laos, learning from her grandmother. “My mom was too busy working,” she told VOA in the kitchen of her Washington, D.C., restaurant. “So, I had to cook for my three other siblings. I remember it was […]

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Viewpoint: Did I Donate to a Bad Charity?

Greenwich, CT.  Have you ever felt that nagging question: Did I donate to a bad charity???? The short answer is probably not. This question came up because a good friend stopped by a Cambodian NGO fundraiser recently and left a check for $500. They were surprised not to see me at this fundraiser; they know I […]

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Southeast Asian Opening for Asia Contemporary Art Week

New York, N.Y.  On view at the Sundaram Tagore Gallery in Chelsea, NYC: Cutting-edge work by emerging and established artists from Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines. Ten innovative artists use photography, video, painting and installation to articulate their experiences navigating the complex social, historical and political legacies of their respective communities. A catalog […]

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Big Ambitions for Model School Program in Cambodia

Phenom Penh, Cambodia. On a leafy campus near Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, a group of fifty schoolchildren are benefiting from a bold educational experiment with a dual aim: to turn out youngsters who can improve the country, and to develop a model program that can be replicated internationally. Students work on creating a website during […]

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David Beckham: “Every Five Minutes a Child Dies Because of Violence”

New York, N.Y.  UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham traveled to Cambodia to meet with children affected by violence and hear their stories – read more about his trip: http://uni.cf/1FiEmI3 “It is shocking that every five minutes a child dies because of violence somewhere  in the world. This has to stop.” – UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham. Tweet

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Concert to Celebrate Diversity with World Heritage Cultural Center

“I kind of view everybody like a rainbow. Everybody on the planet has all the colors of the rainbow inside.” – Actress Alexia Fast Danbury, CT.  The World Heritage Cultural Center (WHCC), soon to open its new offices and studios at 155 Main Street, Danbury, CT, will celebrate diversity and recognize leading individuals, partnerships, or organizations […]

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Promoting Social Entrepreneur Ventures

New York, N.Y.  People often ask, “what is the difference between a social entrepreneur and a regular entrepreneur?”  The basic answer is what they do with their profit.  Traditional entrepreneurship is about providing goods or services and making a profit on the transactions.  A social entrepreneur uses part of their profit, such as the company […]

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