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14 April 2012
  • STUDENT BLOG: Deforestation in Cambodia All trees are the heart of the world. It’s very important to support other developments in almost all sectors for daily life. Many countries use modern generators to recycle wood to become other materials to use for business, while people are increasingly making requirements to have much more building, furniture and more agriculture. Trees have ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Children Not Attending School Every child must have access to education. Education brings children to find the best road and to keep off bad roads. A large number of children go to school, but a small number of children do not go. Factors which make children not attend school are family’s financial issues which lead to class issues, which makes ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Laws of Women Khmer ancestors left a model of rules on the different ways men and women should behave in society. The four laws of women were sleeping, speaking, sitting and walking. For example, women were to sleep sitting up, they were meant to speak in a quiet voice, they had to sit in good posture and walk in ...
  • The Champion – Yim Mao By Jacqui Rawson Yim Mao is an inspiring example of someone who continues to keep pushing themselves onwards regardless of misfortunes and ongoing struggles faced.  Yim Mao’s focus is not on his disability but on being as successful as he can be. When he was 7 years old Yim Mao was attacked and beaten severely by some ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: The Struggles Of My Life By Yeom Mao Everybody born in the world, through their lives, has happiness and laughter but also they can have problems and suffering, it cannot be avoided.  Owing to this I thought carefully about describing my story so that you could understand the problems I have faced in my life. My name is Yeom Mao, 25-years old, ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: The Khmer Rouge’s Impact on The Education Sector In Cambodia By Ratanak  From 1975-1979 was the Pol Pot regime and at that time Cambodia was the river of blood. Khmer Rouge (Pol Pot soldiers) and many armies took over Cambodia as a dictatorship during the time that sectors were declining, such as: health sector, industry sector, economic sector and especially the education sector. The Khmer rouge whose ...
  • TEACHER BLOG: My Trip To Preah Vihear By Sosil I was really delighted and interested in my trip to Preah Vihear. First of all, I had a lot of fun during the time I was on my bus. All the buses left Siem Reap province at 6:00am. When we were on the buses, people sat on their seats. After the buses started to leave ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Cooking  By Ratha Each family in society has cooking methods that differ from each other.  Each family has a different type of food that they like and that tastes different from each other. Moreover, the way things are cook are not the same. In my family my favourite food they like to eat, is boiled winter melon.  This ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Cleaning The Kitchen By Porng Many humans are born everyday always into residential housing for individuals and families. Each house can be large or small depending on the family. And each house always has bedrooms and a kitchen connected. With some large houses the kitchen is built separately from the main house. Each kitchen has clean sanitation depending on ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Making Lotus Flowers into Decorations By Lynea Nature such as plants and flowers are varied and usually always smell beautiful .  The pink Lotus flower plants grow out of the smelly brown mud and water, but they grow beautifully pink and smell beautiful. The natural Lotus flower is beautiful, and people have many different ideas for designing the flower to make it more ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: How to Grow Chilli By Chantra In this world we have a variety of crops for cultivation and sale in the markets and that can be used daily. There is a crop we need a lot of, which is chilli. The chilli has the way to grow. First the chilli seed must be hung to dry in the sun.  Then it ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Good Students By Noeum Nowadays, in our society we have a lot of people some are good and some are bad. At school we also have good students and bad students. But some of them are good students because they take care about their country, families, teachers, parents and old people. In fact, some students are outstanding students and ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Good Health, Good Life By Sokim In daily living, people always want to live healthier. One of the main rules and it is the most important one that we all need to take care of is routine cleaning. In the reality in which we live, we should always clean everywhere, whether indoor or outdoor. For example make sure to pick up ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Respect Parents By Channa Our parents are the people who give us our life and are our first teachers.  When we were born we were  like a blank page of paper. Our parents are our first teachers who teach us to eat, to  walk and to speak. They are the people who always feed us until we grow ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Modern Equipment, Dirty Environment By Sreymarch Previously, Cambodia did not have modern techniques for farming. For many years, farmers in Cambodia have used cows and water buffaloes to plow and harrow and drag the carts. To improve farming, modern equipment such as tractors can come from other countries. Many farmers want new farm equipment, but it is expensive and they cannot ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: A Trip To Siem Reap By Sreynith We are lucky to study media class. As we are students from a small village, we never go on any trips which are organized by the teacher. In 2013 I came to join media class with the Ponheary Ly Foundation. Students have opportunity to share our voice with the world and learn new thing about ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Fishing Tools in Cambodia By Komsorth  My village is a Khmer village which uses traditional fishing methods. Both men and women fish using a method called “TRU” in the Khmer language. This is an old method using bamboo baskets which are pushed into the water and covered by it. The fish swim into the basket but cannot get out. This method ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: The Importance of Water Buffaloes By Komsorth Agriculture in Cambodia needs animals. In my village people care for animals like water buffaloes and cows. These animals can help people by pulling the cart, plow and they also give excrement for people to use as fertilizer to make the crops good. Now I want to share with you about the water buffaloes. Water buffaloes are a kind of ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Lost Opportunities To Study In Cambodia By Maly I am a student studying Grade 8. In school I have the chance to study and learn about the languages Khmer, Japanese, and English. I also study computers, the World Wide Web, Internet and Social Media but I have friends who don’t study at all. They think they do not have time to learn but ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Feeding The Fish In My Village By Sreymarch In my village there are lots of jobs that the people are doing such as: the farming, plant the vegetable, feed the animals, teachers, moto driver. Then repair the house, repair of the car and motorcycle and selling fish. These are the jobs in my village. Nowadays we have a farmer feeding the fish ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Young Girls In My Village By Seiha Kok Snoul Village is not far away from Siem Reap town, maybe 10km. Many children do not go to school. One reason they do not study is because parents have less money for children to go to school and parents look to economic benefits of children working as construction workers because they can make ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: The Lack Of Study Materials By Seiha In the past, Cambodia lacked many study materials. It is best when the government help students to be prepared for school with all of the supplies they need. Sometimes students lack a required uniform or books and their families are not able to buy them. Some of the material schools in Cambodia lack are: teachers, ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Technology in Cambodia By Ratanak Hok Technologies in the world, it has many for all people use such as: Mobile Phone, Computer, other machine. The technology is necessary for us. In America, England, Japan, Korea, Singapore and all western countries have strong technology. And all of those countries give support to other countries that are developing and countries that ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Life of Children in the Countryside By Sireyrath Most children in the countryside always help their parents, and do homework when they are free after school or before school. They can help their family like feed the cow, buffalo, look after baby or they do the housework to clean and prepare this house. More than that, they can do the homework or sometimes ...
  • What You Made Possible in 2013 In Ponheary Ly Foundation’s biggest year yet, you allowed us to reach our students in ways we never imagined before.  Thank you, yes we mean YOU, for all you did last year.  Here are some of the ways you changed our students’ world in 2013.
  • STUDENT BLOG: Prepare for the Spelling B By Sothy This is an event that the students at Chey School prepare for the competition for the SPELLING B. They are very excited about that event. Because that is a new game and it also a competition to find who is the best spelling too. However there is so short time to practice the words ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: My Life at Srayang Dorm My name is Ravouth. I am 18 years old. I live at the Srayang Dorm in  Srayang Commune at  Preah Vihear Province, 3 hours north of Siem Reap. I live with my housemother, my friends and Torsten. I study here where I have a lot of implements for study. We eat three meals a day and stay ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Accidents in Cambodia By Reasey Year by year many people are killed by traffic accidents on the roads in Cambodia. Traffic accidents are the most common types of accidents in Cambodia. They have made us so scared that we wonder why they don’t try to reduce traffic accidents. It isn’t difficult to reduce them but if the people respected the ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Learning Outside of Class By Sothy Students not only learn in their class and from the teacher, but they also learn from other people. It is more opportunity to get a variety of knowledge such as working in groups, by researching, or joining the debate. All of these concepts are very necessary for improving our general knowledge. Since some students like ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: School Life in Srayang By Yura  Srayang secondary school isn`t very big. But it is very exciting , because I study with my friends. Hello, My name is YURA. I`m fifteen years old. I`m a student in grade 9. I have classes in Srayang secondary school. I`m in a class with thirty-six students.They`re all from different villages and provinces.  Svay reog ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Farmers In My Village By Piseth Most people in my village are farmers. They grow rice and vegetables. Most of them grow rice once a year, but some of them twice a year. In summer, some of them grow vegetables and some others work as construction workers. In Cambodia there are two seasons, dry and rainy seasons. They work very hard. ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Salary Not Equal the Life By Nary Chun In my village, most people have many problems with the economics of their family. For example, the salary of working and the spending every day is not equal for them, which makes those families faced with  less food to support themselves. It also affects to their health, education, and work. For my family my ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Protecting Our School Environment By Seryvuth The last two years I was a student in grade 6 in Chey School. I am a student in high school now, but I still study in Chey School too, for computers and English. Tchey is very beautiful school and we have to care and do not destroy the environment or the equipment in ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Flooding In Cambodia By Thavy  During the year of the 2013, in the rainy season, the water is higher than the other year because of the natural disaster such as too much rain, storm, and flooding. Based on this reason, it makes many provinces in Cambodia flood. It is naturally that the world gets the natural disaster, but this year ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Learning a Second Language By Reaksa Most of the countries in the world have their own language. However, some of these countries speak many languages such as the U.S.A. which is a very cosmopolitan country as the people who live there come from many different countries and speak different languages, but the most common language of the U.S.A. is English. ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: My Field Trip By Visarl Last week my friends and I visited some temples surrounding Siem Reap Province. I have learned a lot about the temples, like history, how people built the temples to dedicate to other people, and the structure of the temples as well. For the temples we visited Angkor Wat, Bantay Srey, and Choa Srey Vibol ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Interests in Shopping By Vanyut While Cambodia is developing, the people try to be creative and get the attention of foreign shoppers. For example, most Cambodians prepare their shops for looking good and decorate them with good style. In Siem Reap, the market that gets the attention from many foreigners is Night Market.  Since it is the market that opens ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Increasing the English and Computer Programs By Sothy There are so many students who are supported by Ponheary Ly Foundation, who come to attend the English class at Chey, as the result, the classes are increasing more and more. In the past, the English class at Chey teaches only the primary students, however, the students in grade 7, 8, and 9 can ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: My Favorite Computer Games By Sereyvuth Games have the advantages for people who like to play. There are many kinds of game that people can enjoy in the Internet. I am really interested in the two games below because they give me a lot of advantages. NAME OF GAME: Hangman WEBSITE: http://www.primarygames.com/langarts/hangman/ . DESCRIPTION: It is word game that helps you learn English vocabulary and spelling. . HOW ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: The Power of Media Class By Sal Chamroeun In addition to teaching Microsoft Office at Chey School, I also am a student in the PLF Media class. I study media with nine other students from nearby villages.  It isn’t easy for us to study about the internet system and many electronic services, but these lessons are very interesting for us. We prefer ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Google! By Thavy This is my research about Google.  The company is a business in the United States of America. Google’s name comes from the number Google which is 1 followed by 100 zeroes. Google, the most popular search engine, was made in March, 1996 as a research project by Larry  Page and Sergey Brin, students at Stanford ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Cambodia Mother and Baby By Veasna This photographic series shows an intimate look into the life of a Cambodian mother and baby. The mother is a friend of my mother. When I was given the photographic series assignment in Media II class, I wanted to photograph my mother’s friend and her baby to show that in Cambodia we take care ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Science Takes Off at Tchey School By Sothy On 11 June 2013, the volunteers came to teach the science in my English class. These are good opportunities for my students, who were able to learn and get more knowledge with the scientists. It was useful for them to learn and find out about this project. Moreover, they enjoyed this program very much, ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Friendship By Nary All people in this world have to have a lot of connections to many people around them and connections between neighbors, co-workers, or in their studies. The word “friendship” is not just to refer to the connection between people. It is to refer to respect and help each other and do not think about if ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: The Chance to Get the Knowledge from the Other Countries By Sothy Many students who study have different goals. For example, some of the students want to get jobs, which follow their abilities, earn a lot of money, develop the country, or work as a volunteer. They think of the different ways about their jobs and their goals. Before we go to all of these jobs, we sacrifice ...
  • UPDATE: Through My Eyes By Sopha Pech Have a look at some updates on Sopha’s post about his recreations of famous still life art. UPDATE May 19, 2013 (by Lori Carlson) Sopha has been continuing his work recreating his favorite still life pieces, using more Cambodian-centric items. Have a look at his “Sunflowers” addition: “Vincent Van Gogh is the sad artist in the ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Fishing in Cambodia By Sdey Cambodia is a place that has many kinds of lakes and rivers. One special lake is Tonle Sap Lake. There are many kinds of fish like sea fish and fish in the lake and sometimes from rivers too. The fish from the Tonle Sap Lake supply food for almost all of the people in ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: The Distance I Travel to English Class By Rakyut Learning English is really important for people in Cambodia who want to communicate with people around the world. Nowadays, I learn English at the Future Bright International School, which is located in the middle of Siem Reap town. I start the English class from 5pm until 7:10 pm. It is 16 kilometers from my ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Farming in My Village By Visarl A long time ago the people in my village and other places in the Cambodian countryside needed to have an occupation that could support their families. They started to do farming in their farms, a heritage from their ancestors. The people in my village need to grow crops that are important to other countries and ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Asking Questions Leads to Knowledge By Sothy Some Cambodian students are afraid to ask the questions or force out their opinion to other people. It might be difficult if you are a teacher and you teach the students but they do not say what they do not know or understand. It usually happens with small groups of people who are under ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Google Maps of Cambodia By Bunpha If you are very hot and want to be cool, you can go to Baray to swim, sleep, eat and relax your friends. DESTINATION: Baray Resevoir LOCATION: 12 km from Siem Reap by road 6 DESCRIPTION Baray is a Reservoir near Siem Reap. Baray was built in the 11th century by King Suryavaman I and finished later by ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Challenges of Teaching Computers By Chamroeun I am a graduate student in Bantey Srey High School, which is in SiemReap Province, Cambodia. Nowadays I am continuing my education in USEA (University of South-East Asia). I am really interested in technology, so I chose the Information Technology as my subject. While I am studying, I also work as a computer teach at ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: The Economy of Chey Village By Pon Sdey My village name is Chey, is a big village, and it is located in Puck District, Siem Reap province, Cambodia. It has many houses and many people live there. It is close to the National Road 6, which makes it easy for people to visit. The distance from Siem Reap to my village ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: A Trip to The 1961 Gallery Photo Exhibition By Chenda and Reasey On Friday 01st March 2013 at 6:00pm the van picked us at Chey School to join the Documenting Cambodia at Siem Reap, Cambodia. We went to the The 1961 Gallery to attend the Opening Night of the photo exhibition ”Documenting Cambodia”. We saw many photos that were made by the Foreign and Cambodian photographers. ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Students Need More Research Opportunities By Sothy Soun Cambodian students need a lot of books and documents to do research to improve our knowledge. Unfortunately, during the Khmer Rouge all of the important documents were lost. The Khmer Rouge destroyed schools, pagodas, hospitals, roads, and almost all of the libraries. Our important history documents were in these libraries. Especially, the libraries ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: The Possibility of Using Technologies in English Classes By Soun Sothy My last post was in April this year. I stopped writing  my blog post for a few months because I became very busy with studying and teaching. I am attending an English class which is preparing me for university in January. It is much harder than it was at High School… I have ...
  • STUDENT BLOG: Media Class Visits ASEAN BlogFest 2012 By Nary Chun On Sunday 4th November 2012, my media class went to the ASEAN BlogFest2012 conference at Build Bright University in Siem Reap. There are six students in my class and our ages range from 16 to 18. The BlogFest ran from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Teacher Diana Gross had arranged for us to leave from ...
  • The Srayang Report (Making Film) Soy Sen Reports At Srayang If we go toward to the north of Siem Reap Province we will arrive at Srayang village in Srayang Commune, Kulen District, Preah Vihear Province. There are many people living in this village. The landscape in this area is very beautiful that is not far from Preah Vihear temple. This makes us ...
  • Blueheart Charity in Cambodia We are very pleasant and gratefully for this project in the well fixing and rebuild supported by the Eugene Nelson from Blueheart Charity. On May 14th 2012 he arrived in Cambodia with his friend to observe the water well situation in Kok Snoul village in order to fix and rebuild the wells for school ...
  • Khmer New Year in Kok Snoul Village Every year at my village named Kok Snuol  celebrates Khmer New year. This ceremony is 3 days long, starting from 13rd to 15th. During the ceremony there are lots of tradition games. General people attended playing happily and then donated food for monks and cleaned Buddha sculptures in pagoda. For me, I was interested and excited ...
  • Siem Reap Province Siem Reap is one province in Cambodia. It a famous province, there are a lot of temples. Especially Angkor Wat Temple. Most tourist like to come and visit the temples, but not many people come and visit the countryside. It also very wonderful and the natural views are very charming. It not only that, even  Cambodia ...
  • Khmer New Year at Koh Ker School On Thursday April 12th the PLF team went to Koh Ker village to have Khmer New Year Party. Four of my classmates and I went with them to make a video about it. We went by van and it took a long time.  We left Chey school to Koh Ker school at 7am. We spent 4 hour ...
  • Sen’s Team Enters Goodtube Film Competition Hello my name is Soy Sen. I am part of a video project supported by the Ponheary Ly Foundation in Siem Reap Cambodia. We are a youths groups video maker trained by Diana Gross, the Traveling Teacher.   I am a Cambodian ...
  • First Skype With Blue Heart Charity Hello, my name is Som Oun. I am one of the PLF video team. In December of 2011, my teammates Sen, Sopha and I made video about water wells in Kok Snoul village. It was the first video we ever made. Because we put our Water Well video on YouTube, our team has a volunteer coming ...
  • Welcome to Our Student Blog! Hello, and welcome to our Student Blog! It is really fantastic for us to make this blog because we can now show people around the world like you about our lives at school and in our villages. In 2008, The Ponheary Ly Foundation brought us computers in Chey Primary School. They were One Laptop Per Child ...
  • A Girl in My Village I want to tell you about a girl in my village. We live in Brolay Village in Siem Reap Province. Her name is RATHA. She is 9 years old. She studies in grade 2 at CHEY School. She likes to go to school. Her favorite subject is math. She lives with her mother and her grandmother. ...

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