Foundation of the charity Taramana
Foundation of the charity Taramana by the founding members Dr Jocelyn Dordé, Dolores and Eric Brunot who came back from a humanitarian assignment in Cambodia.
« Tara » (Séthara) and « Mana » (Maryna)
« Tara » (Séthara) and « Mana » (Maryna), two cambodian orphans, leave for France and get help for their studies.
Taramana starts giving general support
Taramana starts giving general support to the children of the slum Boeng Salang, in the north of Phnom Penh.
First English and French classes
First English and French classes for more than forty students in a little wood hut along the disused railway which runs through the slum.
First rice distribution
First rice distribution for the families and the beginning of a vaccination protocol for the inhabitants of the slum.
Taramana is allowed to issue fiscal receipts for the donations.
Recognition of the NGO
The NGO Taramana is recognized by the Ministery of the Interior of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Mrs Kun Shitan is the President.
Opening of the Taramana center
Opening of the Taramana center in a building of 600 square metres. The children receive Khmer, English and French classes as complimentary classes to public school.
Start-up of the extra-school activities : traditional khmer dancing, hip hop and football.
French drama class
Start-up of the French drama class.
partnership with the NGO Cambodia World
A partnership with the NGO Cambodia World Family providing dental care to children.
Opening of the Taramana canteen
Opening of the Taramana canteen. About one hundred children among the most disadvantaged get one well-balanced meal every day.
Start-up of rugby
Start-up of rugby with our long-time partner Kampuchea Balopp
Purchase of a piece of land
Purchase of a piece of land of about 1000 square metres for the building of a new center.
Employment of the first VSI
Employment of the first VSI (Volontaire Solidarité Internationale) as the Operational Director of the center.
Foundation of the French speaking troup Les Petits Chenapans
Foundation of the French speaking troup Les Petits Chenapans following the success of the young actors during the « Destination Francophonie » competition where three of them were winners.
Parody video Gangnam Style
Incredible success of the parody video Gangnam Style with the 160 Taramana children. More than 1 500 00 views on Youtube.
Mrs Sylvia Sisowath is appointed President of the NGO
Mrs Sylvia Sisowath is appointed President of the NGO Taramana in Cambodia.
The first Taramanathon
The first Taramanathon organized by the two biggest student organizations in Phnom Penh (UYFC/SSEAYP).
Opening of the Taramana Magdelena Center.
Opening of the Taramana Magdelena Center. It is more than 2000 square metres and was built by the Vannak Sathapanak company.