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Update on Tchey Sports Program

By Jamie Stafford

2014 was my 7th year coming back to Cambodia and volunteering at the PLF. Although it was a short visit, much was packed in, as always, and I came away yearning for a longer visit next summer. (more…)

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The Delight that is Summer School at Knar

By Jacqui Rawson

There is no squeal of delight as the school year comes to an end here in Cambodia.  Instead, of the 400 students at Knar school, about 120 arrived well ahead of start time on the first day of summer school and they keep turning up every day as summer progresses.
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Caroline & Katie Volunteer Report

PLF was excited to have the Stafford family with us again this summer. Here is Caroline and Katie’s report on their loom bracelet project.

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Koh Ker Treks, Focused on Developing to Succeed.

By Jacqui Rawson

Koh Ker Treks is a recently established tourism enterprise set up for graduates of the Srayang dormitory in Koh Ker by the Ponheary Ly Foundation.  (more…)

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Globalteer Games – a Mini Olympics-Type Sporting Event

By Jacqui Rawson

PLF students joined a group of over 700 students from around Siem Reap who took part in this junior, mini olympics-type event over the weekend.  Run for the second year in a row, it was another resounding success because once again, the students had an absolute ball! (more…)

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PLF Hosts First Leadership Conference

By Jacqui Rawson

The best sum-up of this conference came in a wonderfully unexpected way, when one of the attending students delivered an impromptu poem written by himself and delivered at the end of the event.  Delivered in a traditional Khmer way, the poem voiced what the students had learnt at the conference but it also voiced a personal desire to help lead the change in Cambodian society, as part of their role, as the youth of Cambodia.

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Doors are Open for Enrolment to Srayang’s First-Ever Public Technology Center!
By Jacqui Rawson
Ponheary Ly Foundation Canada recently hosted a community launch in Srayang of the new computer school, complete with inaugural speeches and cutting of the red ribbon. There was so much community anticipation of the event that the school’s first classes are fully booked and there is a waiting list of students eager to have a chance to become part of Srayang’s fledgling “computer geek” network.

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GET REAL: A Few Thoughts as I Move Back to the U.S.

By Travis Thompson

This August, I’ll be leaving my position in Cambodia with Ponheary Ly Foundation to move back to the United States. As I leave Cambodia, I want to reflect on my years with this incredible organization–the challenges, the triumphs, and the lessons learned are unmatched by anything else in my 31 years of life. (more…)

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New Operations Director Joins PLF Team

By Travis Thompson

As I prepare to move to the U.S., Lori, Ponheary and I couldn’t be more excited about the immediate future of Ponheary Ly Foundation.  A new day for the organization starts with the addition of Operations Director Jacqui Rawson. (more…)

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Ponheary Ly Foundation Adds Fifth Public School

By Travis Thompson

For the first time in years, Ponheary Ly Foundation is adding an additional public school to its system. Romchek Primary School is a strategic addition as it’s close to Koh Ker Primary and Srayang Dormitory in Preah Vihear Province.  (more…)