Kim Socheat moved from Phnom Penh when he was 11, living and studying at two different non-government organizations in Kandal province’s Takhmao town. The performance artist, who works with Epic Arts Cambodia, has polio in his lower extremities.
After getting his high school diploma, Kim Socheat faced financial constraints. His mother’s earnings, from selling desserts in Sihanoukville, could not cover what he needed to enroll in a Phnom Penh university.
However, he learned of Epic Arts’ work in Kampot province and, despite initial apprehension, Kim Socheat enrolled. Two years later, he was a trained contemporary arts performer.