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Losing sponsor, Tiny Toones strive to make fund raising tour
Tiny Toones is home to many of the most disadvantaged youth in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. They come from backgrounds of extreme poverty, drug and alcohol abuse, prostitution, labour exploitation, gang involvement, family violence, and single or no parents.
Tiny Toones teaches hip hop dance, music, art, English, Khmer and computer skills, as well as hygiene, HIV, drug and sex education.
They also learn life skills they never received from families, and receive love, friendship and respect, thanks to the dedication, commitment and determination of Tuy Sobil, lovingly called “KK” and now number 23 on CNN’s Hot List of People to Watch.
KK wanted to teach children to learn from his mistakes and volunteered as a drug outreach worker, spending his days meeting young children and teenagers in the tips and slums in and around Phnom Penh.
This year, Tiny Toones was supposed to go to Australia for a fund raising tour in which there will be showcased Tiny Toones true-life stories through acting, music and dance.
The tour would support Tiny Toones vital work with the most disadvantaged youth in Cambodia, giving them chances to see a world beyond the streets of Phnom Penh. All was set to go but unfortunately, last week the funder pulled out and left the tour $20,000 short of the budget needed.
The tour is set for Jan 6-20th 2012 but in order to go, Tiny Toones should raise at least $10,000.
They need our help.