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The Ponheary Ly Foundation promotes access to public educational opportunities and the health and well-being of children and young people in Cambodia’s Siem Reap and Preah Vihear provinces.
We believe that in order for children to learn, they must have food security, a stable place to live, transport to school, and access to medical care — the same everyday supports that should be afforded to children throughout the world. 

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Khnar Village Learning Center is Open for Business!

You may remember our difficult decision to remove our programming from Khnar School in February. Since then it’s been a decisive set of moves forward, finding a way to distance ourselves from all the reasons we made that decision and avoid leaving more than 500 students in the lurch.

On June 11, 2017, we were all very excited today to officially open the new Khnar Village Learning Center. (more…)

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Khnar Village Learning Center Slated to Open

Last month, I posted a notice that we had withdrawn from Knar School in an article entitled “Toughest Decision Ever”.  That title is a serious understatement. Withdrawing from Knar School was an emotional and very difficult decision, but one that had to be made. Let me get you updated now on how we worked to turn the “Toughest Decision Ever”  into the “Best Thing to Happen, Maybe Ever.” (more…)

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The Toughest Decision Ever.

By Lori Carlson

Ponheary started her work at Knar School in 2002. When I met her in 2005 it was at Knar School that I came to understand her work and decided I wanted to help her do it. To say that the children at Knar School  are “important” to us is a gross understatement. (more…)

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Scholarship Students Move to the Workplace!

Namva, Chenda and Chanya are some of PLF’s most recent success stories. All have recently graduated from PLF’s scholarship program and landed fantastic jobs in three different fields. Interestingly, PLF supported each student in different ways. In our scholarship program we tailor the support that we offer based on the goals and needs of each student.

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Meet Vannak!

With the opening of the new PLF girls dormitory, Sreynith has passed on the torches at Tchey, Khnart, and Chansar Schools. PLF Family, meet our newest field director Vannak!  (more…)