"You must be the change that you want to see." -- Mahatma Gandhi
Please, Help Us Continue the Khmer Legacy!
The Killing Fields took almost 3 million lives in Cambodia between 1975-1979. Leaders, artists, educators, and professionals were exterminated.
Today in America, children of genocide survivors lose confidence and hesitate to identify themselves as Cambodian due to lack of heroes and role models in local communities. In Cambodia, children as young as 5 years old must scavenge for food on streets and dumpsites or become domestic servants to support their family with no opportunity to receive education to reach their full potential in life. Did you know that 1 in 4 children under 5 die from unclean drinking water in Cambodia? That's 22.9%!
With your help, the IKARE and National Khmer Legacy Museum can continue to protect, preserve, and promote next generation heroes and role models so that survivors and their children can feel proud of their identity no matter where they live.