Performances, Parties and Philadelpha
September has been a massive month for Tiny Toones, both inside and outside of Cambodia. We have been involved in a plethora of events from film festivals to dance classes and we were glad the month ended with the Pchum Ben holiday so we could all get a well deserved break!
In Long Beach, California, the first annual Cambodia Town Film Festival took place during September. The 3 day celebration of Cambodian culture and talent kicked off on the 14th of September and Tiny Toones was featured, with a screening of the song and music video ‘Anakut’.
Over on the other side of the USA, Tiny Toones dance teacher Fresh flew to Philadelphia to attend the annual Beyond Sports awards ceremony. The Beyond Sport awards exist to celebrate organizations providing empowerment and social change through sport and Tiny Toones was nominated and shortlisted for the second year in a row. Unfortunately we didn’t come first, but we would like to congratulate the winners Skateistan, who are doing amazing work with children in Cambodia and Afghanistan.
Back in Cambodia, and we have been working very hard to try and raise money for our September Dance School Challenge. We set a fundraising goal of $4000 and have been campaigning to try and meet it so we can continue our work here at the Tiny Toones center. We held a party at Showbox (photos on the website now), have been running dance classes every Saturday and have been collecting donations through our global giving page. For more information on the Saturday dance classes and to keep up to date with all the Tiny Toones news, please like our Facebook page.