Karuna Gala Concert

Monday, 11 July 2011

Classical met Jazz, Saturday 14 May

Her Excellency, Prof. Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of NSW hosted a wonderful
gala event in the stunning surroundings og NSW Government House. It was a privilege to have experienced classical piano and jazz performed by
two virtuosos & renowned pianists Simon Tedeschi and Kevin Hunt.
The music featured Bach, Debussy, Rachmaninoff, Duke Ellington and had us all mesmerised. Kerry O'Brien did a fantastic job as MC and everyone seemed to enjoy themselves immensly
The pianos , a beautiful Stuart grand complimented a grand old lady of jazz, a 90 year old Steinway donated for the evening by the Erlins

The Foundation was delighted with the audience numbers and All proceeds from ticket sales and pledges wentdirectly to our programs in Cambodia to build a new facility for the older kids going to Siem Reap to high school, develop Solar panels in Varin and establish scholarships for the children's education.

Thanks to all those who attended

Other news

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Thursday, 21 March 2013

Karuna visits Mt Kulen
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Friday, 15 March 2013

Solar Power for Varin
Solar power has finally come to the Children's Centre in Varin
Tuesday, 4 December 2012

July 2012 Report
Here is the report sent to all our members and friends
Monday, 29 October 2012

Scholarship Program commences
The scholarship program provides funds for the older children to live in Siem Reap in our new home.
Tuesday, 14 December 2010

The first Newsletter of the Karuna Children's Centre is now online To see it in Graphical format go to or read it in text form below
Wednesday, 16 June 2010

English lessons for all!
During the hottest months of February, March and early April 2010, Cathy ventured up to Varin to establish a program of English lessons for the different age groups at the centre and spent time in the local schools as well teaching English to over 200 children.
Friday, 23 April 2010

Children learn Khmer dancing skills
Karuna children are learning how to dance traditional Cambodian movements
Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Rice Bank
A Rice Bank has been established for the Karuna Children's Centre thanks to the generous donations of the people of Gymea.
Wednesday, 21 April 2010