Organisers of the Met Yerng series of charity concerts said their target for the third and final show on July 23 was to raise money to purchase 10,000 books for children. The first two shows were held on July 9 and 16.
“The main focus of this series of concerts is to raise funds for education and children’s health,” said Ratha Sophany, 23, who cofounded Met Yerng with a group of friends in her student days.
“Met Yerng 1 and 2 were successful, raising funds to build sanitation facilities and purchase about 2,000 books for the PSE orphanage, but their targets weren’t as clear as the goal for the third event, which aims to purchase 10,000 books for children in a campaign titled ‘10,000 Books Mission,” Ms Sophany said ahead of the final show, which was to be held at the Institute of Foreign Languages.
“Besides His Excellency Hang Chuon Naron, many other people have made donations to our charity, and we believe we will succeed in our mission,” Ms Sophany said.
Rithy Lomorkesor, vocalist for the pop group SmallWorld SmallBand, said she loved children and was really happy to be a part of this event, because it gave her an opportunity to help provide quality books for children to read.
“I really love the concept of this year’s event, because too often the importance of reading is forgotten. It’s easily affordable for us to buy books, but for many kids that’s not the case,” Ms Lomorkesor said.