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Cambodian Threads is moving in a really positive direction. We are excited to present our spring line up which will feature our three new products: hand-made neckties, bags and wallets. The quality of the neckties is truly impressive. They are made from the same weave as our scarves and then stitched thoroughly to maintain a classic press. I have been wearing one here in Haiphong, Vietnam at the Maritime University where I am currently serving as a Fulbright Scholar, and I have received nothing but compliments about how dapper the tie looks. We will feature a few different colors including silver, black, turquoise blue, olive green, and red. They are truly wonderful ties and Cambodian Threads is enthused to offer such quality hand-made silk items. The multi purpose make up bag is a simple yet elegant piece that can also be used as a pencil case. I use mine to carry various things when I’m on the move such as a phone charger, compass, pocket knife, or flash drives. The wallets make great gifts.
We were able to make a big donation in February for an English studies program
sponsored by my dear monk friend, Venerable Kao Sopheap, who has accepted our Cambodian Education Directing position. That program is up and running and the 50 or so students are benefiting from weekend English courses!
I’m eager to get back over to Cambodia at the beginning of June. My Fulbright Scholarship is currently wrapping up with various end of the year conferences; living in Vietnam has taught me much about regional issues and has enabled a broader comparative perspective.
Finally, in June Cambodian Threads has an intern coming over from Connecticut College who is going to help manage our new English learning program in the Prek Bongkong community (the same community our silk art is produced). Our Managing English Volunteer Coordinator, John, will be working closely with myself, Venerable Kao Sopheap, and Naysim Heng to coordinate this new program and impact the education development initiatives in other Cambodian communities. We’ll have more information about John and his assistance soon. This summer will be a big one for Cambodian Threads and our education projects. We are looking forward to the opportunity to collaborate in support of our mission!