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Shanty Town Spirit Celebrates a Decade of Transformative Work at Raffles Hotel Gala

Shanty Town Spirit Celebrates a Decade of Transformative Work at Raffles Hotel Gala

Cambodia Investment Review

The Shanty Town Spirit – Association Ermine Norodom commemorated its 10th anniversary with a grand “Thank You” event at the prestigious Raffles Hotel Le Royal on December 07th. The Association, renowned for its extensive humanitarian work in Cambodia’s poorest communities, celebrated this milestone in the presence of over 200 distinguished guests.

Princess Ermine Norodom.

Founded in 2013 by HRH Prince Narithipong Norodom and Princess Ermine Norodom, the Association has been a beacon of hope for underprivileged communities, starting with their pioneering work in a Beoung Trabek slum town. Over the years, it has expanded its outreach, currently supporting over 300 families with a range of services including health care, hygiene, education, special needs assistance, and leisure activities.

Critical Role Played By Shanty Town Partners And Donors

The 10th-anniversary celebration, a testament to the Association’s enduring commitment, was bolstered by the support of major partners such as Edan Group, Halys, Urban Village, Legend Cinema, Pernod Ricard, Raffles Hotel Le Royal, and SinnC Creative Solutions. The event featured captivating performances by the Royal Ballet and Princess Jenna, the Association’s Ambassador. Additionally, a video montage courtesy of media partner Bayon TV highlighted the Association’s journey, complemented by an array of prizes and certificates of appreciation for its steadfast supporters.

Norodom Jenna during a live preformance.

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Reflecting on the Association’s journey, founder Princess Norodom expressed her heartfelt gratitude for the unwavering support the organization has received. “Ten years ago, my husband and I created the Association with a vision to assist those in need, not just those who meet certain criteria. We are firm believers that everyone, irrespective of their age, status, or wealth, deserves access to fundamental human needs,” she stated. The Princess emphasized the critical role played by their partners and donors in making their vision a reality.

Association’s Crucial Role in Uplifting The Most Vulnerable

The event was more than a celebration; it was a reminder of the Association’s crucial role in uplifting the most vulnerable segments of society. The Shanty Town Spirit – Association Ermine Norodom’s decade-long journey reflects a deep commitment to social welfare and community support, and the event at Raffles Hotel underscored this enduring dedication.

10th – Anniversary of Shanty Town Spirit at Raffles Hotel Le Royal on December 07, 2023

For those interested in learning more about the Shanty Town Association and its ongoing efforts, or to contribute to their cause, the organization can be reached at As it steps into the next decade, the Association remains a symbol of hope and a catalyst for positive change in Cambodia’s marginalized communities.

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