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Join Our Force, Let’s Keep Kids in School

By Travis Thompson

Our amazing donors have helped us award nearly 100 scholarships for secondary school students.  Still, a handful of PLF students remain in need of a scholarship. Without your help, they may face challenges that force them to leave school. (more…)

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Nearly 100 High Schoolers Receive PLF Scholarships!

By Gillian White

Nearly 100 students are either heading to 10th grade or continuing in grades 11 and 12 this year due to our generous scholarship donors. With your help, we’re doing our part to change the ugly national high school graduation rate.   (more…)

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The Land Down Under Plans to Boost PLF Reach

By Travis Thompson

Amazing folks from Down Under are preparing to expand our reach to more of Cambodia’s poorest students.  Hop on board, Ponheary Ly Foundation Australia is taking off. (more…)

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Our Favorite Time of the Year: Back to School!

By Travis Thompson

Throughout the past eight days The Ponheary Ly Foundation team has been in the field distributing supplies and bikes to students at the public schools we support.  See our journeys in pictures and numbers. (more…)

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Mapping a Massive Week at PLF

By Travis Thompson

The first week of October will have Ponheary and the PLF team criss-crossing northwest Cambodia as we head to some of the most rural and poor areas of the country to deliver school supplies.  We’ll be running up the miles over a seven day period. These awesome maps show you where we’re headed. (more…)

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Let’s Roll! Major Preps for Opening Day

By Travis Thompson

Ponheary and the PLF team hit the ground running this weekend—we’re down to the wire for opening day at schools across rural northwest Cambodia. (more…)

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In Their Own Voices: The Back to School Challenge

By Gillian White

Every year PLF provides access to public education for more than 2,000 kids who are living in rural poverty.  The students understand the statistics are stacked against them, even finishing ninth grade can be difficult for a lot of students. (more…)

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A Very Wet Opening Day

The October monsoon season was a record breaker with 3 major floods occurring in Siem Reap in as many weeks. For 5 weeks the city and surrounding area were under a meter of water and the PLF team was challenged greatly by the logistics on how to deliver supplies and uniforms to 2500 students, make as many lunches and deliver bikes, prizes and backpacks.

Normally opening day of school occurs the first week of October. This year, it took until November 7 to get the job done, with Wat Bo School being the last to dry out.

We are very happy to welcome our 2500 students back to school!

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Let There be Bikes!

Siem Reap has seen a wetter than average monsoon season this year and our streets have been under water for several days. Undeterred, today we inspected and readied 211 bikes that will be awarded on opening day. We’re certain we will not make our October 1 date, but as soon as things dry up a bit, we’ll be ready.  (more…)

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Preparing for the New School Year

Preparations for the 2011-12 school year have begun at PLF HQ in Siem Reap.  With about 2500 students supported by PLF programs, getting ready for the the new school year is a big affair and we are happy to report that we are possibly for the first time ever, ahead of schedule! (more…)