Creating culturally relevant, quality learning material for children in Khmer (Cambodian) language and English.
We provide the only free learning resource in the area.
Who are we? The Antipodes Collective was founded by Lauren Iida, a Seattleite whose first visit to Cambodia in 2008 led to several years of working there as a social entrepreneur and volunteer.
Iida noticed a vast need for learning materials that were culturally relevant to the children using them. Due to the decimation of literary, visual, and performing arts by Pol Pot's Khmer Rouge regime in the 1970s, there are few Khmer-focused children's books available.
Connecting her Seattle arts community with her interest in effective educational tools for Cambodian students, The Antipodes Collective came to fruition.
Together, we create quality learning materials to captivate, educate, and inspire children through the elevation of their own lives.