Hmong culture camp
Committed To The Cause
Bouasvanh Lor is the Executive Director of Hmong Culture Camps. She studied at CSU Stanislaus receiving a degree in Business Marketing. While serving Hmong refugees in Thailand, she expanded her deep understanding of Hmong culture that drives her success. In 2017, she established Hmong Culture Camps, one of the only Hmong-English dual-language early education programs in the United States. Her approach is to close the achievement gap for Hmong youth while serving as a national model for dual-language education. She strongly believes that the only way to preserve the Hmong language and culture, is through the empowerment of our youth.
Project Coordinator of the COVID 19 Health Equity Project
Kaser Thao is an aspiring nurse currently studying Human Biology at UC Merced. She was born and raised in Merced, California and hopes to serve the Hmong elderly in the Central Valley as a nurse. She is currently working with community leaders and the underserved communities to make sure that there is kid and family friendly resources tailored to the South East Asian communities under the COVID-19 Health Equity Project.
Curriculum Development Intern
What Pachia loves the most about HCC is being able to strengthen the youth’s knowledge of Hmong cultural heritage. She is passionate about the exposure of Hmong culture and history to the youths. She quotes: “If we forget our roots, then we forget who we are.”
Web Design Intern
Yingcharoen Yang is the Web Design intern for Hmong Culture Camp. He is currently attending Merced College pursuing Graphics Design and Computer Science. He enjoys volunteering and meeting people.
Wameng is a 4th year Human Biology undergraduate pursuing a career as a Physician Assistant. He set a goal to give back to the community by uplifting the Hmong children of this era through exposure of the Hmong Culture and language. In his observation of the younger generation, he notices the continual diminishment of the Hmong culture and so, as a volunteer, he strives to ensure the preservation of his unique ethnic culture. With programs such as HCC, he hopes to be part of what brings diversity into the greater community.
Nouky is a senior in high school who is passionate about community service. He spends his time with the LEO club from his high school; they are a community service club that serves the Merced area. His passion for children stemmed from a young age and through working with Hmong Culture Camp, he was able to combine his two passions. In the future, he hopes to pursue a career in law enforcement.
Nousee Xiong is a graduate from Golden Valley High School. He looks forward to working with HCC and teaching our young children through the program even after he is pursuing his career.
Project Lead of the COVID 19 Health Equity Project
Nou Chi Her (she/her/hers) graduated from UC Merced in May 2020 with her Bachelor’s of Science in Human Biology and also minored in Psychology. She is an aspiring Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner. While Nou Chi is working on a Hmong mental health advocacy project, she is also currently serving the SEA community in Merced County as the Project Lead for Hmong Culture Camp’s COVID-19 Health Equity Project.
Paj Ntaub Moua
Pajntaub Moua is a student attending Merced College. She is majoring in Small Business/Entrepreneurship. Despite her health issues, she still tries her best to support Hmong Culture Camp and also the staff. She wants the new generation to know how important it is to take in and hold on to their roots as “Hmoob.” She understands that some of us are different from each other but as long as both can respect and hold on to each other and work through it, she believes everything can be all good even if it took time and obstacles.