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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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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…)

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World of Children 2016 Education Award!

We are beyond excited to announce that our fearless leader, Ponheary Ly, has won this year’s award in the field of education! Recognized as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates,” honorees will receive a grant to help their program grow and ultimately impact the lives of even more children. Jaskiran Dhillon, our University Partner at The New School in New York City, shared so beautifully the joy we are all feeling about this honor, and we’d like to share her thoughts with all of you.

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VOLUNTEER BLOG: Chess, Science, and Football

By William Stafford, age 11

The past three years, William has joined his family on their annual trip to Siem Reap to volunteer and visit with the PLF. Last year and he was excited to share his love of chess with Tchey School and join the soccer club his older brother helped to start for a special match on the school fields. During this year’s trip he returned to host a chess tournament, demonstrate a series of science experiments, and bring football to the students in Romchek. Here are his thoughts and commentary from his third experience with PLF!  (more…)