Meet the Sculptors of Banteay Prieb

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Banteay Prieb is a Jesuit run training centre which is home for young people disabled by landmines, war, accidents and polio. Here they are educated and learn skills that give them an income and sense of dignity and self worth. All the sculptures are indvidually hand carved and bears the name of the artist with a brief story card. They are a treasured ornament or a great educational resource for schools!

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I come from Kampong Speu province, Cambodia. Before I was a student, I have hired to Banteay Prieb since 2008, Now I have a workshop myself at home, I sale the sculpture to Banteay Prieb shop.
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KIM LEANG
I come from Chamkarler district, Kampong Cham province, I am 21yr old.
I have polio since I am four. Before I tried work in the field. I have been a carving student from 2009. Now I have worked for production workshop as a sculptor, I really happy with my work, Thanks to Banteay Prieb who gave me the chance.
SOMOEN
I come from Kampong Speu province, Cambodia. Before I was a student, I have hired to Banteay Prieb since 2008, Now I have a workshop myself at home, I sale the sculpture to Banteay Prieb shop.
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NAM BAK
I come from Prai Kabas district, Takeo province. I am 28 yrs. Before I did not have work, I came to Banteay Prieb as a sculpture student, I finished the vocational training, and I have carve for selling to Banteay Prieb shop! Happy with my work and I really hopeful I can earn more money from my skill.
THON
I come from Kompong Chhnang province, Cambodia. I was born in 1985. I was a farmer before, but in 2007 I have trained in Banteay Prieb sculpture workshop because it is very important to me to be an expert in the skill that can feed my family.

SOK RITHY
I come from Kompong Som province, Cambodia. I was born in 1982. Before I am in Banteay Prieb I had a skill, mending the electronic, for 4 years. After I have trained in Banteay Prieb in 2009 because it is my preference to be a sculptor.
KUY CHANTHA
Married, I come from Kampong Speu, Cambodia. I was born in 1977 and have polio since 3 yrs old. Before stayed at home, I really unhopeful with my life. I have hired to Banteay Prieb as a student of sculpture. Now I am working for Banteay Prieb as a sculptor. This job is my life, I hope it can be a popular thing to every people.
KEN THA
I come from Kampong Cham province, Cambodia. I was born in 1983 . Before I haven’t work and stay at home.
I was hired to Banteay Prieb in 2007, now I am working at the sculpture workshop. I like my skill and I hope that in future I will have a workshop of my own.

SOM ATH
I was born 1980 – Kratie Cambodia. When 8 yrs old was injured with landmine. Before I try work on farm . I have hired to Banteay Prieb since 2006. I am married and have one son. Now I am working for Banteay Prieb for production workshop sculpture. In the future I really want to open my own workshop. Thanks to all of you support our product.
BUNTHIN
I come from Kompong Chhnang province. I was born in 1983. Before, I was a farmer but 2001 I have paralysis in both legs and stayed at home do everything that I can. I have trained in Banteay Prieb in 2010 because it can make my life better than before.
SOK PHIEP
I come from Takeo province, Cambodia. I was born in 1991. I was a student and then I left the school and stayed at home not do work because of polio disability . But later I have trained in Banteay Prieb in 2007, I learnt about the sculpture for 2 years until 2009. And I have work now.
CHANTHOU
I come from Takeo province, Cambodia. I am 32 years old I have polio in both legs . Before I came to Banteay Prieb I had to stay at home and was not able to do anything. My training has given me exact skill and I am now fulfilled in my life and can help our society.
MALY
I come from Kompong Chhnang province, Cambodia. I was born in 1979. I stayed at home and then I have trained in Banteay Prieb in 2009 because I would like to have a specialize skill.
CHHIEV SOKLONG
I come from Seam Riep province, Cambodia. I was born in 1985 I have polio in both legs . Before I stayed at home, after I have trained in Banteay Prieb in 2009 to find the real skill that can make my life better than the previous life.
PROM PEA
I come from Kompong Speu province, Cambodia. I was born in 1963. I have polio in one leg for many years before I had to work as a farmer and a planter. After I learn at Banteay Prieb I have an exact skill and have a job to save my life and my family.
BOL
I come from Kompong Speu province, Cambodia. I was born in 1987 I have polio all my life. I have trained in Banteay Prieb in 2006. I am married and I have an exact skill now that can make my life better than the previous life and can help my family.
PRAK SOPHAL
I come from Kompon Speu province, Cambodia. I was born in1992.I have polio since I am four and I stayed at home . Then trained at Banteay Prieb in 2009. I wanted to be an expert in sculpture to fulfill my life and my family.
OM NOV
I come from Takeo province, Cambodia. I was born in 1990. Before; I was stayed at home. I have trained in Banteay Prieb from 2008. Here I trained in khmer how to write and I learn how to carve the sculptures. Now I am specialize in skill that I can help myself and my family.
RADY
I come from Kandal province, Cambodia. I was born in 1989. I have 7 brothers and 1 sister. Before I had no work, and stay at home, I arrived at banteay Prieb as a carving student in 2009. Now I work for production workshop as a sculptor, I am really happy with my work, Thanks to Banteay Prieb for Giving me this chance and thanks to Customer who support us.
SUN SOMNANG
I come from Siem Reap province, Cambodia. I was born in 1992. Before I had no work, and stay at home, I arrived at banteay Prieb as a carving student in 2010. Now I work for production workshop as a sculptor, I am really happy with my work, Thanks to Banteay Prieb for Giving me this chance.
UM NOV
I come from Takeo province, Cambodia. Before I had no work and stay at home, I arrived in Banteay Prieb in 2011, Now I work for production workshop, I sell the sculptures to Banteay Prieb shop. Thanks to Customers who support our products!
SAN DARA
I was born in 1984 in Takeo province. I developed Polio and could not walk anymore. Therefore I had no work and was staying at home. I arrived in Banteay Prieb in 2011. I hope that our sculptures will become more and more popular everywhere in the world, so that we can sell as much as we can. Thanks to the customers who appreciate our skills and support us by buying our artworks.
KAK MEN
I come from Takeo province. I had polio during my childhood, and cannot walk anymore because of this disease. That’s why I had no work and was staying at home, before coming to Banteay Prieb. I graduated from the 2-year-vocational training, and now work for Banteay Prieb sculpture production workshop. This job makes me happy because now I have an income and I am able to feed my family.
SUM KONG
I was born 1983 and I come from Kampong Cham province. I had polio when I was younger, and my legs are now very weak. That’s why I did not have any work and was staying at home. I studied sculpture in Banteay Prieb vocational training centre, and now I can work and carve sculptures in the handicraft workshop. I’m happy with this work because I can earn money thanks to my skills.
PICH TAM
I was born in 1984 in Kampong Chnang province. I suffered from Polio and then I didn’t have any work, and was staying at home. I arrived in Banteay Prieb as a student in the carving class in 2012. Now that I work for the production workshop as a sculptor, I am really happy and grateful towards Banteay Prieb for giving me the chance to have such a job!
YEM SOPHAT
I come from Takeo province. I developed Polio when I was young which make one of my leg very weak. I had to stay at home because of this disability. I was very happy to arrive in Banteay Prieb to study sculpture. Now that I completed the vocational training, I am back in my homeland but I still work for Banteay Prieb production workshop. Many thanks to all the people who support our work by buying our products!
VAY NEM
I come from Kampong Speu Provice , Cambodia. I was born in 1986. I have Trained about the sculpture for 2years and become specialize in a kind of sculpture. I have a job and live with a happy life.
POK MAP
I am from Kampong Speu province, Cambodia. I was born in 1981. Before I was a cowboy, I have hired to Banteay Prieb since 2003. I am married, have one brother and a sister. I hope that our sculpture will popular to everywhere and we can sell as much as we can. Thanks to customer who support our product.
CHEA SAROEURN
I come from Takeo province, Cambodia. I was born in1990. I have trained about the sculpture for 2 year and become specialize in a kind of sculpture. I have a job and live with a happy life.
CHEA CHROEB
I come from Takeo Provice, Cambodia. I was born in 1971.in 1995 after sickness I have one leg . I have trained about the sculpture for 2 year and become specialize in a kind of sculpture. I have a job and live for my family with a happy life.
VANNA

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