Khlong Toey Music Program
In August 2013, KTMP established a small music school in a neighbourhood known as Khlong Toey 70 Rai.
Empowering children through music education
KHLONG TOEY SLUM
Some Bangkok residents try to avoid the area due to its notorious reputation for crime. Many of the children who grow up here face daily challenges relating to poverty, domestic and gang violence, teenage pregnancy, drug addiction and alcoholism, just to name a few.
Many kids are abused, neglected, abandoned and/or forced to choose between running drugs and living on the streets. Though loving families support and encourage some, a large percentage of children from the Khlong Toey slum encounter obstacles that a child should never have to face.
Behind the scenes
I live in a slum, where not many children have the opportunity to learn. Learning music gives me a today.
– Liu, student