Kasumisou Foundation hosts online auction to raise money for art programs for Southeast Asia kids

by Linda Hubbard Gulker on March 4, 2016

We talked with Barbara and  Mark Rosasco in 2010 about the Kasumisou Foundation soon after they moved to Menlo Park, where Mark grew up, after living in Japan. They’d founded the non-profit in 1998 with the goal of improving the lives of some of Southeast Asia’s most disadvantaged people.

The Foundation is currently hosting an online auction, Leap Forward for Art, to support its arts programs for kids. They teamed up with Bidding For Good, the online auction portal that helps non-profits with their fundraising efforts.

For more than 15 years, Kasumisou Foundation has offered classes in traditional Cambodian art, dance and music to children impacted by extreme poverty and HIV status.

Their Champey Academy of Arts in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, continues this tradition, providing classes free of charge in two 3-hour sessions each day , six days per week. Children explore their talent, learn discipline, build team skills and develop a pride of culture as they learn about Cambodia’s rich artistic heritage.

The online auction will run through March 15.

Photo courtesy of Kasumisou Foundation

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