Our idea, Sor Sor Village Studios, is to build a network of creative studio practices owned by people from the village. The studios provide creative services to retailers and manufacturers closer to the city, who need ideas and solutions to their design needs, such as graphics, patterns, fashion, and products.
First, we find a young creative in the city, already educated and trained and maybe working, but with a wish to go back to his/her village someday
Intensive workshops on digital literacy, design theory and ot her entrepreneurial skills will be offered along with on-the-job trainings on software skills.
The Sor Sor Studios will eventually be a networked franchise all across Cambodia, collaborating across distance with various businesses that need creative juices, and fueling the Cambodian Renaissance.
Design and creativity are not luxury decorations, exclusive to the urban rich. They are the engine of innovations, how we solve problems of all kinds. The young generation of Cambodians growing up in the rural villages can, must, become the leaders of the next generation. SorSor Village Studios can be a positive first step for many of them.