Besides raising money at the event, Love also hopes those who see the photographs he and others took are moved and inspired by the courage of the young children.
New Hope was founded in 2006 by John and Kathy Tucker, an American couple who had long been involved in providing HIV treatment and care to Cambodian children. The center cares for 240 orphans and abandoned children while also providing social services to more than 1,400 other infected children.
in the diaspora, we facing so many issues ourselves and any efforts to help back in the homeland have been centered around poverty, so for the most part HIV has not been talked about at all, he said. will bring about 16 dancers who will Nike Air Max Black And White And Red
Now that he back in Long Beach, home to one of the largest Cambodian populations outside of Southeast Asia, Love wants to continue to help the facility by raising funds with a one day Cambodian art sale and dance show, to the Kingdom of Cambodia, on Saturday.
But Love wasn there as a tourist, and these weren typical kids.
always try to do something that is part of some of the different cultures we have here in Long Beach, she said.
The Long Beach native was there as a volunteer at New Hope for Cambodian Children, a residential facility that houses orphaned Nike Air Max 90 Grey And Orange and abandoned children with HIV. The photos he took were of the center young residents who are infected with the potentially deadly virus, some from birth, others as a result of sex trafficking.
During his first trip to Cambodia earlier this year, Joe Love did what most tourists do Air Max Usa 90
March Beagle, owner of Warehouse 1333, said she often organizers similar events at the vintage store/art gallery to help worthy causes that also reflect the makeup of the city.
It a drop in the bucket in a country that has the highest HIV prevalence rate in Southeast Asia with 64,750 infected Cambodians, including 3,350 children under the age of 15, according to New Hope website.
while traveling. He took out his camera and began snapping photos of the scenery and the people he met in particular, the seemingly carefree kids smiling, playing and even performing some impressive acrobatic moves.
perform four traditional dances. The performance also will include a demonstration to teach people the meaning of the slow subtle dance moves and body gestures.
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Richard Guzman covers Arts and Entertainment for the Long Beach Press Telegram, where he writes about art, theater, music and food. He is a graduate of CSU Northridge with a degree in journalism. Richard grew up in Los Angeles and has written about food, pop culture and art in the area. He has two young children and in his spare time enjoys riding his motorcycle and hiking.
kids, I feel, can do anything. That what has struck me the most, was their internal strength. One of these kids could be the president of Cambodia one day, said Love, a 42 year old yoga instructor and former UCLA gymnast. at Warehouse 1333 in Long Beach and will include a silent auction of the photographs taken by Love and others who were with him during the two week trip, which was part of an outreach program organized by the Santa Monica based Heart Touch Project.
Love went with a group of massage therapists, nurses, physical therapists and holistic practitioners as the organization works with terminally ill patients by providing things like massages and physical therapy. His goal was to teach a few gymnastic moves to the kids, but he came back inspired to do more.
Prumsodun Surya Ok, associate artistic director of Khmer Arts Academy, said that while the Long Beach Cambodian community is active in efforts to help Cambodia, the community has been less active when it comes to that country HIV epidemic.
dance show benefits children with HIV in Cambodia
and auction, as well as funds raised through food and drink sales, will go toward the Cambodian facility. Organizers hope to raise $5,000 through the effort.
kids fear, don feel sorry for me attitude was a testament to their internal strength, wisdom and determination in the face of life constant adversities, he said.
Besides the silent auction, the night will include the sale of other donated items, a traditional Cambodian musical performance by Cheeravath Aphipunyo, food from Crystal Thai Cambodian Cuisine, and beers from Long Beach based Stone Temple Beer Co., which is a Khmer craft beer company. The highlight of the evening will likely be a traditional dance performance by the Long Beach based Khmer Arts Academy.
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