Thank you for Helping us!

Welcome to the Kampot Traditional Music School website. Thank you for visiting our online home. On this website you can find information about our music school, our residential and outreach program and about the history of Khmer traditional arts and dance. The Khmer Cultural Development Institute, also known as the Kampot Traditional Music School for Orphaned and Disabled Children, is a non-governmental and non-profit humanitarian organisation dedicated to the care for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and the preservation of Cambodian traditional arts. The school was established in 1994 and serves the needs of the local community in Kampot, a province in the south-west of Cambodia. KCDI was awarded the UNESCO World Decade for Culture in 1995.

8 May 2014
Residential Program at KCDI

Residential Program

Our Residential Program was created in 1994 in response to the civil war in the Southwest of Cambodia. Kampot long known as a strong hold for the Khmer Rouge, inflicted great damage throughout the 1990’s on villages, infrastructure and the quality of life of ordinary Cambodian civilians.
7 May 2014
Exhibition Space at KCDI

Exhibition Space

KCDI opens its main hall to Cambodian artists as a free exhibition space in order to provide opportunities for the local community to have access to art exhibitions that may otherwise be out of reach. KCDI also cooperates with the local Department of Arts to put on exhibitions of artifacts.
6 May 2014
Outreach Program at KCDI

Outreach Program

We also assist a further 400 local children from the surrounding community, who come to our school during the daytime only, to study music and take ballet lessons. Those children who come from very poor villages, also receive a meal at our school and all children are entitled to medical care whenever they need it.

About our foundation

Why we help

The Khmer Cultural Development Institute, also known as the Kampot Traditional Music School for Orphaned and Disabled Children, is a non-governmental and non-profit humanitarian organisation dedicated to the care for vulnerable and disadvantaged children and the preservation of Cambodian traditional arts.

The school was established in 1994 and serves the needs of the local community in Kampot, a province in the south-west of Cambodia. KCDI was awarded the UNESCO World Decade for Culture in 1995.

Our engagement

Over 20 years, the Kampot Traditional Music School has been supporting vulnerable and disadvantaged children whilst doing invaluable work in the preservation and restoration of traditional Cambodian performing arts.

Useful information

Send a donation

As our school is a non-governmental organisation we are only able to survive thanks to our official donors, income-generating activities and wonderful people who sustain us privately with their precious support and assistance. You can send money directly to our bank account in Kampot. Please inform us when you have sent a donation so we can check our account for its safe arrival.

Instructions for Money Transfer:
Account Name: K.C.D.I.
Account #: 0700-20-549083-1-5
Swift: ACLBKHPP
Name of Bank: ACLEDA
Address: #61 Preah Monivong Blvd., Phnom Penh, Cambodia