Thanks to everyone who joined us yesterday! Children’s Day is always a highlight of the Angkor Photo Festival, and a good day of fun, laughter and creativity. Of course, it was extra special this year because we had it at the circus!

RONY6605The event started with the Phare performers teaching the kids fun circus tricks such as juggling and acrobatic tricks, followed by a buffet dinner.

One of the highlights of the day is the slideshow projections of the children’s works throughout their workshop with cameras on kind loan from iQlick Canon.

The kids were thrilled to see their hard work pay off, with the audience cheering as their photographs played to jaunty music. Grouped into themes, it displayed a remarkable sense of seeing from the kids.

RONY6884“The workshop was great. The teacher teach us how to take photos and how to be creative,” says one of the Anjali participants, Vireak, 18. “The evening was very special for everyone, and for me too. It was nice that a lot of people came to visit.”

“I think it’s nice to have a workshop with the children. Photography is a tool to show your point of view, and it can teach the kids how to use it as a form of creative expression,” said a festival-goer, Wei Chang.

RONY6570A big thank you to the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) for their kind support in making this happen. “We have a lot of programmes that promote social inclusion and peace. Cultural dialogues and creative expression help to strengthen these objectives. And the festival does this beautifully. We are happy to have the opportunity to be involved with a festival like Angkor Photo Festival,” says Regine Meyer, the SDC representative in Cambodia for the event.

Thanks also to Phare for being an outstanding official venue. As usual, they gave a great performance to end the day.

Thanks to one and all for supporting our efforts with Anjali House!

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