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Help CK grow!

We’re growing to a new stage and we need your help to get there! Cambodia Knits is excited to announce that we’ll soon be working with Caritas in Toul Sambo to set up a full knitting workshop right in the community. Caritas are building new housing and community spaces, and there is room for a […]

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Graduation

Yesterday we had a very informal graduation ceremony to give the TS knitters certificates of participation as well as the completion bonuses from sponsors. Mony gave each knitter a grade based on how well they knit, attendance and attitude and this was marked on their certificates. I also finally had a translator with me, so […]

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Welcome, 18 new knitters

Yesterday was our last day of training at Toul Sambo. That’s a total of 15 training days spread out over a month and the results are fantastic! Today I went back to the community with Mony to talk to each of the knitters (I finally have a competent translator) and they were all pleased with […]

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First puppets from Toul Sambo

Yesterday, the trainers went out to the community armed with plastic eyes, tapestry needles and coloured thread. Each knitter got to make up one or more of their finished puppets to keep for themselves or their children. I went this morning and some of them were wonderful! See photos below: Finally for Lena: your knitter, […]

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Last day of training before Water Festival

So yesterday was the 7th day of training and the last before a week long break. Today is a holiday for the 5th year anniversary of the current King’s coronation, tomorrow is a holiday for the former King’s birthday and Monday-Wednesday are off for the Water Festival. Cambodia has the most national holidays of any […]

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Sponsorships call is over!

We’ve had more people interested in sponsoring a knitter than we have knitters! While it’s great that all participants now have a distant supporter, I’m sorry that some of you won’t be able to sponsor a knitter this time around. If all goes well, I hope we can train another group in late December or […]

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Training Day 1

The first day of training this morning went very well. Three knitters, pictures below, were able to finish knitting a bootee and were eager to start on the second one as we were leaving. I’m sure there will be many more finished tomorrow. Everyone who signed up on Thursday attended, which is great. When I […]

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Knitting School

We went back out to the community today to make sure that everyone that is interested has a pair of needles. Quite a few of the people we met on Friday had kept going over the weekend and we saw a few finished pieces of all garter and some stocking stitch! Some of them were […]

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Sponsorship call!

Sponsor a Knitter – Support a livelihood You could help a struggling community help itself, stitch by stitch! Cambodia Knits is hoping to find sponsors to support knitters-to-be through a three-week basic knitting training period. Starting October 19, 2009, Cambodia Knits will be training members of the community at Toul Sambo, Cambodia. Once trained, participants […]

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Future Knitters

I wanted to post this since our visit to the community last week, but didn’t have a chance until now. On Friday Davy and I visited Toul Sambo again to have a short meeting with community members to tell them about Cambodia Knits training, working for CK, training dates and so on. When we arrived, […]

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