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ADVOCATE BLOG: Family from Hawaii Recounts Day with PLF

By Scott Obley, PLF Advocate 

Friday, July 19 was the day I was in search of. A conundrum for my psyche. A virtual knockout blow to my generally self-absorbed world view, which I am well aware of, but very rarely confronted with. Today was a day of realizing that no good deed goes unpunished, because no good deed is ever large enough to fill the void that exists between the amount of compassion and humanity that is present on this planet, and the amount that is needed. So in the giving, we are painfully confronted with the reality that we have not given enough. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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ADVOCATE BLOG: Look What She Did!

By Sarah Gordon, PLF Advocate

Next month, I am traveling with my family to Cambodia for what started out as simply a vacation. When I learned we would be staying at a B&B run by Ponheary Ly, I became interested in her foundation and the work it does. At first I thought that meeting her would just be an inspiring glimpse of what someone incredible was doing to change lives. What I didn’t realize at the time was that I could take action, in my own small way, to change the lives of girls like me. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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Knar School Set to Launch Exciting New Programs

By Travis Thompson

Since the beginning of 2013, Knar Primary School has shown tremendous improvement in its capacity to take on new projects.  So, Ponheary Ly Foundation is ramping up programs at the school in these exciting ways. (more…)

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Get Real: What’s the Value of Volunteers?
“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 Lori Carlson, PLF President

Over time, my opinions about what “charity” or “giving back” means, have evolved. In general I think even the language we use to talk about “giving a hand to those in need” needs some re-tooling, so certainly volunteering in general can benefit from some critical discussion. (more…)

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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. (more…)

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PLF Urban Lab to Expand Courses

By Lori Carlson

Media Instructor Sotheara Ly has chosen two of her graduates from the Urban Lab to attend accounting classes and study Quickbooks so that next school year, PLF can offer courses in Quickbooks with basic accounting to our urban students. (more…)

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The Importance of Digital Media Digital in Cambodia

By Sokha Khoun, Media teacher. 

I had joined the Ponheary Ly Foundation media class on the  5th of November 2012.  It was my first time to go to a digital media class. I walked inside the classroom and said hello to Diana Gross and her six students. I was so nervous to talk to the three boys and three girls because they looked higher than me. I introduced myself to them and then we started to know each other. (more…)

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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. (more…)