PHNOM PENH (Khmer Times) – Over six hundred young audiences sang their hearts out at the Met Yerng Charity Concert on Sunday afternoon. The concert looks to raise funds to help out children in need in Kampong Speu Province.
Following its huge success last year, the second Met Yerng Concert was held at the Cambodia-Korea Cooperation Center (CKCC). This year, the Met Yerng Concert will run consecutively for two weeks to raise funds to help children in the Ang Preah Pean Primary School, Daun Pov Primary School, PSE and an orphanage called Pteas Bay Koma in Kampong Speu Province.
Not only held to raise funds for charity, the concert also promotes talented young Cambodian performers, who participated simply as volunteers.
“I can see a huge impact from our event,” said Mr. Sitaro. “From our help at Daun Pov Primary School [last year], our activities have contributed to their studies. As education is an important factor in developing a nation, we highly support all related-educational activities.”
Last year, the first Met Yerng Charity Concert and its official partner, Smart Axiata, raised funds and donated 800 sets of reading materials to PSE, 500 sets of reading materials to Doun Pov primary school and the renovation of three restrooms to Russey Srok School.
Thomas Hundt, the CEO of Smart Axiata, said, “Smart’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program focuses on education as one of our priorities. We believe by having access to good education young Cambodians will have an opportunity for a better life and career.”
Tickets for the second Met Yerng Charity Concert on September 6 are $5.
The audience at the concert. (Clay Frame Photo: Mr. Sana)