2016 was another huge year for us here at Tiny Toones. As well as continuing to support our kids at our Chbar Ampov centre, 2016 saw the launch of the Cool Lounge.
You can read all about it along with all our other news in our Annual Report 2016.
Tiny Toones were visited in 2016 by Optical Films from Singapore who produced this video about our work on behalf of the Singapore Management University.
Welcome to our new website!
It’s been a while since we’ve updated you on what’s going on here at Tiny Toones but we’re still working as hard as ever in our Chbar Ampov centre. We currently have over 100 kids attending daily and with the help of their inspirational teachers, they’re continuing to develop their dancing and academic skills whilst most importantly, still having fun doing it.
We’re also proud to say that we continue to help our kids through our scholarship program. This has enabled us to support them in accessing the public school system, some of them for the first time, and they’re now working hard towards a brighter future.
These are exciting times for us as July 2016 saw the opening of our new social enterprise, The Cool Lounge in the Russian Market area of Phnom Penh. This is a food and drinks venue staffed by former Tiny Toones students and includes recording and dance studios on the first floor. Tiny Toones would like to say a big thank you to the Global Fund for Children, without their funding and support we wouldn’t have been able to make The Cool Lounge a reality.
Soon we will be launching hip-hop dance classes for the general public here so keep your eyes on the website for more information. Profits from The Cool Lounge will help to sustain our work here at Tiny Toones. If you’re in town we’d love it if you come down to see us, check out our Facebook page for more information.
We continue to be humbled by the support we receive from around the world. We were recently contacted by Alex Ciuro, a student from the UK who has been inspired by the work we are doing at Tiny Toones. Alex took part in the Siem Riep half marathon on December 4th and is donating all of his sponsorship money to Tiny Toones. Once he’s had a well-earned rest, Alex will update us all here on how he got on.
As ever, we’d like to thank you all for your continued support of the work that we do at Tiny Toones, we couldn’t do it without you.
We would also like to give special thanks to Stephane Ellis, our talented web designer from Vendelis who volunteered his time to help build the website. We couldn’t have done it without him.
Please take some time to look around the site and if you have any feedback, do let us know.
There was a special surprise at Tiny Toones today as BeeSide from Long Beach, California came to our centre today with food, drink and bags for each of our kids. These were donated by BeeSide and their supporters and we’re very grateful for their support. Thanks to their generosity, the kids went home full and happy!