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ADVOCATE BLOG: Working with Koh Ker Students to Help Start a Trekking Business

By Caroline Stafford

The summer of 2013 marked my fourth year in Cambodia volunteering for The Ponheary Ly Foundation (PLF). Amongst the whirlwind of things we aimed to accomplish, perhaps the most meaningful, was working with two PLF students from Koh Ker village to help launch their idea for a business: adventure treks for tourists in Koh Ker. For those that have never visited Koh Ker and would like to help PLF in a different way, I would highly recommend taking one of these amazing treks.  (more…)

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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. (more…)

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GET REAL: Knar School’s Epic Turnaround
“Get Real” will be a regular post from Ponheary, Lori or Travis about real challenges we face daily in the operation of Ponheary Ly Foundation.

By Travis Thompson, PLF Executive Director

In the past year, the school Ponheary Ly Foundation has been at the longest, but where the organization has faced the ugliest challenges, has turned a corner and is showing signs of huge success.

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ADVOCATE BLOG: PLF’s First Careers Fair

By Caroline Stafford

This summer marked my 4th in Cambodia volunteering with the PLF. Among the various ways we set out to help this year, perhaps the most challenging-well at least logistically- was the launch of the first ever PLF Careers Fair. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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By Travis Thompson

Ponheary Ly Foundation’s first graduates from Koh Ker Primary and Srayang Dorm are preparing to do something no one in their families or villages has ever done–enter the next phase of their lives with new opportunities for work and education.  It’s a step filled with promise, but a lot of uncertainty. (more…)

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Srayang Dormitory Grad Selected for Siem Reap Cooking School

By Travis Thompson

One of Ponheary Ly Foundation’s first graduates from Srayang Dorm has become part of an elite group selected for a Siem Reap cooking school. (more…)

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First PLF Grads Highlight Success of Programs

By Travis Thompson

These Ponheary Ly Foundation students, some of the first to graduate the program, have gone on to exceed our greatest hopes. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Get Real: Our New Volunteer Program
“Get Real” will be a regular post from Ponheary, Lori or Travis about real challenges we face daily in the operation of Ponheary Ly Foundation.

By Travis Thompson, PLF Executive Director

A large part of my role in Cambodia is overseeing the Ponheary Ly Foundation volunteer program, which, lately has involved making some big changes to reflect our evolving ideas.  You’ll notice the differences starting now. (more…)