The children and young people at The Peaceful Children’s Homes in Sre Ampel and Battambang, as well as the organizers and musicians of “In Concert for Cambodia” (IC4C), would like to thank all of the sponsors, donors and patrons who made this Eleventh Anniversary Concert such a success.  With your help, we raised over $6,500 for the Homes!  

Hosted by CBC-Radio’s Alan Neal, the event celebrated the musical contribution of young people to supporting their peers half a world away.  The concert was opened by Rev. Peter Woods of MacKay United Church on jazz saxophone, accompanied by James McGowan on piano. On a more classical note, University of Ottawa students, Jane Cory and Magali Gavazzi-April, each interpreted a Bach Partita and Fugue. Two-time first-prize Canada Music Competition winner, 15-year-old violinist, Maria Krstic, accompanied by Ioulia Blinova on piano, masterfully played Tchaikovsky.  University of Ottawa music student Daniel Ramjattan held the audience spellbound on classical guitar.  Adding a special note was the Cambodian musical group Pleng Doungchet,  performing on traditional Khmer instruments. To end the concert, Kyle Burghout and Jane Cory performed a rousing selection of fiddle tunes. Over 120 people attended the concert and stayed on for the silent auction and refreshments. 

All proceeds will go directly to the Homes, for food, health and educational needs. Part of these funds will be used to send talented students from the Homes to study at local universities. 

Kyle Burghout, IC4C Youth Coordinator
Flora Liebich, IC4C Coordinator
IC4C – Recipient of the “Reconnaissance Expérience Asie 2015” 

Founded in 2006, “In Concert for Cambodia” (IC4C) is a volunteer initiative of outstanding young Ottawa-based musicians which raises funds to support The Peaceful Children’s Homes in Cambodia.   The Honorary Patron is the renowned Canadian pianist, Janina Fialkowska, O.C.  The current IC4C Youth Coordinator is 22-year-old Kyle Burghout (B.Mus, University of Ottawa, 2015), a talented violinist and fiddler who won the Eastern North American Irish Fiddle Competition in New York in May 2015.  In 2015, “In Concert for Cambodia” received the “Reconnaissance Expérience Asie Award”, given to Canadians for outstanding contributions to Asian culture and for humanitarian work in Asia. The musicians also perform at private or professional functions in and around Ottawa and Montreal. (Please contact us if this is of interest to you or your organization).

The Peaceful Children’s Homes were set up privately in 1994 to take in homeless children returning from the refugee camps in Thailand.  Today, they provide a permanent and nurturing environment to some 100 children and youth who have been abandoned, orphaned, rescued from the street or from human trafficking.

Since 2006, IC4C has raised over $56,500 for the nutritional, health and educational needs of the children and young people at the Homes. In terms of tangible results, IC4C has replaced solar panels, provided the children with medical care in emergencies, and promoted self-reliance in food and agriculture.  IC4C has also supported the university studies of three outstanding young Cambodians from the Homes, and is facilitating the law studies of a young female student. At the same time, IC4C support to the Homes has created a meaningful link between Ottawa youth and their counterparts in a country facing development challenges, half-way round the world. IC4C has also provided a volunteer who is currently working with the Homes in Cambodia.

We encourage you to support this worthwhile cause, through online donations (by clicking on the “donate” button below).  

Certaines informations sur notre siteweb sont disponibles en francais.  Nous travaillons actuellement sur un siteweb français. Un grand merci à nos collaborateurs francophones,
Nicolas Côté et Antoine Côté!

Click here to watch a video capturing the highlights of the IC4C 2016 Tenth Anniversary concert, filmed by our friends from Khemara in Montreal!

Fondé en 2006, En concert pour le Cambodge (IC4C) est une initiative de jeunes musiciens talentueux de la région de l’Outaouais qui viennent en aide, par la musique, aux Foyers des enfants de la paix au Cambodge. La Mécène honoraire est la célèbre pianiste canadienne, Janina Fialkowska, O.C. Le Coordinateur de la jeunesse pour IC4C est Kyle Burghout (B.Mus, Université d’Ottawa, 2015), un violoniste fort doué de 22 ans.   En 2015, Kyle a emporté, à New York, le Concours de musique traditionnelle irlandaise pour l’Amérique du nord orientale. La même année, En concert pour le Cambodge a reçu le Prix de reconnaissance “Expérience Asie”, offert aux Canadiens qui contribuent de façon exceptionnelle à la culture ou au travail humanitaire en Asie. En plus des concerts publiques, les musiciens jouent aux évènements privés ou professionnels à Ottawa et à Montréal. (Contactez-nous svp si cela vous intéresse.)

Les Foyers des enfants de la paix furent établis de façon privée en 1994 pour accueillir des enfants sans famille qui rentraient de camps de réfugiés en Thaïlande. Aujourd’hui, ils offrent un foyer permanent à une centaine d’enfants et de jeunes qui ont été abandonnés, rendus orphelins, secourus de la rue ou du trafic humain.

Depuis 2006, IC4C a récolté plus de $56,500 pour les besoins nutritionnels, de santé et d’éducation des enfants et des jeunes aux Foyers. Entre autre, IC4C a financé des soins médicaux d’urgence, fourni des panneaux solaires, et soutenu l’auto-suffisance agricole. IC4C a aussi aidé à financer les études universitaires de trois jeunes Cambodgiens fort doués issus des Foyers, et a facilité les études en droit d’une jeune étudiante. En même temps, IC4C a crée un lien important entre des jeunes de l’Outaouais et leurs homologues dans ce pays en voie de développement. IC4C a même fourni un bénévole pour aider sur place.

Nous vous encourageons chaleureusement à appuyer nos efforts en faisant des dons en ligne (cliquez sur le bouton ci-dessous) et en participant à nos concerts de levée de fonds.