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New PLF Student Documentary Hits the International Screen

By Travis Thompson

The Ponheary Ly Foundation has released its latest student-made documentary which captures the struggle for education of girl students at the Srayang Dormitory.  The documentary debuted at an international film festival in Cambodia and at locations across the United States. (more…)

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STUDENT BLOG: Students Need More Research Opportunities

By Sothy Soun

Cambodian students need a lot of books and documents to do research to improve our knowledge. Unfortunately, during the Khmer Rouge all of the important documents were lost. The Khmer Rouge destroyed schools, pagodas, hospitals, roads, and almost all of the libraries. Our important history documents were in these libraries. (more…)

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Eleven Students Who Need Your Support

By Travis Thompson

Ponheary Ly Foundation works with many students who have specific needs in their day-to-day lives. Thanks to our donors, we’re able to meet most of these needs.  But, this list shows students and teachers who are still waiting for donor support.  If you’re looking to make a big difference, your donation to support these students will be what keeps them in school. (more…)

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An Epic PLF Fundraiser: 10,000 Miles Across South America!

By Travis Thompson

Two long-time Ponheary Ly Foundation supporters are at it again, making a 10,000-mile journey in a classic car to benefit PLF students in Cambodia.  This time they’ll drive from one of the southernmost cities in the world across daunting terrain in five countries of South America. (more…)

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PLF Student Documentary to Debut at International Film Festival

By Travis Thompson

The PLF student media team is set to premiere their latest documentary, “Sunflowers of Srayang” at an international film festival in the first days of February. (more…)

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Eyes Open & PLF: Addressing Food Insecurity

by Gillian White

Claudia Komminoth, the co-founder of Eyes Open, an organization located in Switzerland, visited us about a month ago to check out PLF’s work. By the time she headed back to Berne, a partnership between Eyes Open and the PLF had been forged. (more…)

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New Video: Take a Ride on These Wheels

By Travis Thompson

For the first time, you can follow a PLF student on their bike for a day (condensed into a few minutes) and see exactly the kind of terrain they have to endure.  Check out this handlebar-camera video. (more…)

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Please Buy in Cambodia!

by Gillian White

Volunteers often ask us, what should we bring(?), wanting to know if they can get various writing materials and art supplies in Cambodia.

PLF realizes that for many volunteers, this may be their first time in Cambodia, maybe even their first time in a ‘developing’ country. And thus, we understand that these questions are not always intuitive. (more…)

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Koh Ker Village’s First Secondary School Graduate

by Gillian White

Last week, PLF went to Koh Ker to host a lunch for the primary school students. That day, we also held a small ceremony for Saren, our first graduate from the Srayang dormitory. By finishing grade 9, Saren is the first person from Koh Ker village to finish secondary school, a tremendous achievement for not only her, but for her parents, who themselves are not educated, and thus see little value in an education. (more…)

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Internet Brings a New World to Tchey School

By Travis Thompson

The Ponheary Ly Foundation’s tech ed program took a giant leap forward this December as crews installed the World Wide Web at Tchey School.  PLF students are part of a very small group—only about 3% of Cambodians currently use the internet. (more…)