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“The Top 10 Things I Learned in Siem Reap”

1 August 2016

By: Sayrge Braccio

In June, Sayrge spent the day with a group of Grade 6 students from Knar School as a part of our Help for a Day Crafts Excursion Program. Here are his thoughts about his time spent in Siem Reap volunteering with PLF!


Sayrge and Srey Mort trying their hand at pottery – a “first” for both!


  1. The world is incredibly large and diverse, but we are all part of one human race and everyone deserves a quality education regardless of socioeconomic status.
  2. The people of Cambodia are INCREDIBLE – never ceasing to amaze with their hospitality and attitude despite difficult conditions.
  3. Don’t take anything for granted in life, every day is a blessing that should be celebrated.
  4. A little generosity goes a long way.
  5. Khmer food is delicious.
  6. You can make a difference, no matter how small your contribution.
  7. Volunteering can be fun!
  8. There is so much more to Cambodia than just Siem Reap.
  9. The most rewarding experiences occur when you leave your comfort zone.
  10. The Ponheary Ly Foundation is changing the world, one child at a time, and I am incredibly grateful to have been a part of it.
Hannah Najar

Hannah Najar

Hannah has been involved with PLF since 2014 through a study abroad program with Union College. She returned to Cambodia in 2015 as an intern and is now serving as our Operations Director. She hails from Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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