Many impoverished children in rural Cambodia don’t have access to crucial items needed to attend primary school–uniforms and school supplies. The Ponheary Ly Foundation provides these “school bundles” to children who would otherwise not be going to school.
Once all the children from a village are present at their public school and properly equipped, the PLF supports the school to provide a quality of education that is equal to that which is accessible in the urban communities.

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