Working with the street children of Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Arts and Music
M'Lop Tapang works towards raising children's self-esteem through the use of performance and creative arts. We believe that encouraging creative expression is fundamental in the healthy development of each individual child.
Our designated Arts Team offers children with a variety of choices to express themselves, including traditional Apsara dancing, music, circus, theatre, music, crafts, painting and drawing. More than 400 Cambodian children regularly participate in arts activities through M'Lop Tapang's arts program each month.
Public events are held throughout the year that featured children and youth from M'Lop Tapang's arts programs including monthly performances at the Arts Center or Main Center, our annual Carnival and Street Parades, and special performance put on for visiting groups of visitors.
Additionally, on occasion performances by some of the older youth are held for-profit at local Sihanoukville businesses. For each of these performances the student dancers and artists involved receive a small stipend.