The Malut Ceremony celebrates the birth of the Prophet Mohammed and is the most colorful of the festivals in the Cham community. During it special cakes are baked by the women and these are arranged and decorated into amazing sculptures. They are brought to the mosque in procession and after worship a feast is held.
Mr. Ysa has been the heart, legs, hands and brain of the Cambodian Village Scholars Fund within Cambodia since its inception in 2005. His leadership in managing the “on-the-ground” aspects of all phases of the project has been the key to its success. Recently Osman was chosen to come to Seattle to participate in a Leadership
This past week, Ysa Osman completed his two week leadership program in Seattle in the SALI Program. Dick Geist, our Board Chairman, flew to Seattle to meet with Osman and to discuss multiple facets of the program. There were wonderful gifts from Cambodia, a plaque, a beautiful embroidered table runner, letters from each of the
If you’d like to be happier, research has shown a surefire way to achieve that – give a gift. Canadian psychology researchers have just published a study showing that people are happier after spending money giving a gift to someone else than they are spending the same amount of money buying something for themselves. This
Our volunteer, Mr. Ysa, who coordinates all of our Cambodian activities, has been chosen as one a dozen current and emerging social leaders from Southeast Asia to participate in the iLeap program (“Inspiring Social Leaders, Igniting Social Change”). He has received a full scholarship for the first cohort of this two week “SALI” program in Seattle, whose intent is