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Katie Stafford, Age 12, Reports on Volunteering at Tchey School

By: Katie Stafford, Aged 12, London, England

This is my second time visiting Cambodia as a volunteer for the Ponheary Ly Foundation. My parents and my older siblings have been coming for years, but now it was my turn to come! (more…)

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PLF Students Compete in Mini Olympics

By Jacqui Rawson

For the second year in a row the students from Tchey Primary school have gone head-to-head with other primary schools in this mini olympics set up by the Globalteer organisation.


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William Stafford, Age 10, Launches Chess Club

By William Stafford, Age 10, London England

My family has been volunteers with the Ponheary Ly Foundation for the last 8 years. Being the youngest in the family, I was left behind in the early years. But in the last two years, I was able to come. Wow, it was finally my turn and I was thrilled! I have watched my older brother and sister do some amazing things, like starting a football team or putting on a drama production. I always heard about what they had done. It was my chance to suggest something that we could bring that would be meaningful as a volunteer. (more…)

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Volunteering At PLF
By Stephanie Mustari
Hi Everyone! My name is Stephanie and just I finished up a 3 week volunteer experience with PLF. My experience was beautiful. If life affords you the opportunity to volunteer with PLF for a day, week or longer please do not hesitate to jump on it. I promise you will not regret it. I want to tell you everything and anything about my experience but there is just soo much to say! I will share a few things that I think I would have liked to know starting out.  (more…)

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The Evolving Hygiene Program

By Jacqui Rawson

PLF, along with the huge and varied support we get from our donors, volunteers and supporters, is very lucky to be able to boast many success stories in its 9 years of life.  The wellness program at Knar is one of those success stories and one which is now being shared to Koh Ker school.

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Ponheary Teaching The Teachers

By Ponheary Ly

Following like my father before me, I was also a teacher.  Over about 20 years I taught both at primary and secondary levels here in Siem Reap.  I also spent time away from home in Phnom Penh and through scholarship programs, in Russia and France so I could receive train-the-teacher training.  In this time away I was taught the skill of how to teach foreign languages.

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Reflections of a PLF Intern

 By Brooke Loving-Bagwell, PLF Intern

The classroom desks were filled with students, eager to recite the alphabet and practice their English. Outside, inquisitive little ones lined the windowsills to get a glimpse of the class lessons. I remember their immense smiles, bowing heads and folded hands. Their gratitude—for an afternoon snack, bright red Frisbees and fresh jump ropes—touched me. Together, we played games in the dusty school yard, laughing and howling as the students attempted to jump rope for the first time. Looking around at the students, many the same age as me, I began to recognize the great privilege I had. (more…)

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For The Love Of Reading

By Jacqui Rawson

You can pretty much always find students in the PLF schools that instead of playing during their breaks make their way to the library to fill their thirst for reading.


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Volunteering With PLF

By Jacqui Rawson

Volunteering with PLF takes on many different forms.  You could come for 10 weeks or two weeks, you could come as a group of 5, alone or with a friend, or you can come and volunteer with your whole family.


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Volunteer Post: “Lessons Learned While Abroad”

By Volunteer Brianna Caruccio

Have a read through what Bri felt, thought and experienced during her time as a volunteer with the PLF . . .