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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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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…)

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Phnom Penh Post features Ponheary’s World of Children Award!


Ponheary traveled to NYC last week to collect the 2016 Education Award from the World of Children Award, a globally recognised honour and funding program for those specifically and exclusively serving the needs of children. Check out this great feature from the Phnom Penh Post!
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Why Science?

As an intern last fall, Hannah wrote a brief article detailing the launch of our physical science curriculum for the Grade 6 Science Club at Knar School. One year later we’d like to use a few more words to update you on the more recent accomplishments of our pilot science project, how the program came into play, and importantly, why it’s shaping up to be one of the most compelling extra curricular programs we’re offering. (more…)

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Rethinking High School Scholarships

Now that we’ve had time to let our scholarship program take hold, we’ve sat down to take a look at the impact of our high school scholarships on our students, and the goals of our high school scholarship program as a whole. (more…)