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Bringing Hope to Genocide Survivors Around The World!

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Meet IKARE’s new Executive Director

  From Year Zero to Success in America.  Her Biography and experience in community development qualifies her well as Executive Director of IKARE and the National Khmer Legacy Museum.  My name is Sokunthea Bentley.  I resettled in the United States as a refugee at the age of seven.  In mid-April 1975, my father was murdered […]

Party to protect street children

When Ouk Vanday reached out to us to sponsor street children to have an education at his Coconut School, we couldn’t say no.  Instead of handing 4000 Riels ( about $1 ) to children on the streets, the Coconut School approach would offer English and computer skills training without charge. Would you say NO to […]

Managing Director of IKARE Testify to include Khmer as a Holiday!

Managing Director of IKARE testifying for inclusion of the Khmer people as a Holiday in Minnesota at the Capital.   Share This:

Learning Khmer has never been easier — ONLINE!

Yan Roeun is a Khmer American with a dream.  A dream of reviving the Khmer language to Khmer children living Abroad and those who survived the genocide without the opportunity to learn the Khmer language.  Yan is also an IKARE volunteer who seldom misses a day to be a part of bringing hope to vulnerable […]


Joe and George from the U of M Holocaust and Genocide Studies Center came for a visit yesterday. Topic: Collaborating with the University on genocide conversations.  Coincidentally, Wanny Huynn, a motivational speaker and author also stopped by. Topic: How can we bring hope to those without?   Share This:

IKARE 2018: How we grew from 300 to over 1 million!

From all of us at IKARE, we wish you a happy new year! Please find below our end of year report for 2018: In English Language: ជាភាសាខ្មែរ។ Share This:

Giving Back to Children and families living on dumpsites

Some of these children have never received a Christmas or Holiday gift in their entire life.  Most have not had a clean meal to eat.  Perhaps the filthiest and poorest place in Cambodia, Steung Meanchhey was where Eam Vanny, Yorn Young, Khan James, Sou Siryka, Prak Kounthea, Leng Vengna, Marain Sophea, and orphan musician volunteers […]

One Day Smiles with Khem at KuntahBopha Hospital

Khem felt hopeless after failing his VISA interview 8 times. “My dream of visiting the United States was over. Nobody fails 8 times!” he shared with fans and family. However, in Summer 2018, the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia approved his visa for the purpose of helping the IKARE to promote the National Khmer Legacy Museum […]

2018 One Day Smiles With Jane Saijai

Jane Saijai is no stranger when it comes to building communities and doing charity works. After her USA Tour, she returns to Cambodia to continue her works with the IKARE One Day Smiles program. This weekend, she and volunteers from IKARE, Poipet, Svay Sisophon, Samrong, and Oddar Meanchey helped to bring smiles to 500 students […]

A successful 2018 Giving Tuesday

Thank you all friends and supporters for making this GivingTuesday special for us. WE received almost $20.000 in donations and we hope to have every dollar matched by Facebook and PayPal. Share This:

The Father of Khmer Refugees At the Museum, Nov. 24, 2018

The Khmer community packed the house to say “Thanks for sponsoring thousands of Khmer refugees to America!” to Mr. Koy, Chhoeurn as the IKARE presents him with a Lifetime of Services Award. Share This:

Heaven On Earth

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – Nov. 1, 2018 EXPERIENCE HEAVEN IN HAMPTON, MINNESOTA THOUGH THE EYES OF CAMBODIAN AMERICANS AN EXHIBIT OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ABOUT THE MUSIC, CULTURE, PEOPLE, AND KHMER RELIGION. The National Khmer Legacy Museum, in collaboration with Wat Munisotaram, is pleased to present Heaven On Earth- An educational exhibit about Peace and […]

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