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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…)

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The Ponheary Ly Foundation promotes access to public educational opportunities and the health and well-being of children and young people in Cambodia’s Siem Reap and Preah Vihear provinces.

We believe that in order for children to learn, they must have food security, a stable place to live, transport to school, and access to medical care — the same everyday supports that should be afforded to children throughout the world.  (more…)

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STUDENT BLOG: The Possibility of Using Technologies in English Classes

By Soun Sothy

My last post was in April this year. I stopped writing  my blog post for a few months because I became very busy with studying and teaching. I am attending an English class which is preparing me for university in January. It is much harder than it was at High School… (more…)

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PLF Current Sponsorship Needs

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. (more…)

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Computer Lab Launched at Srayang Dormitory

By Travis Thompson

The Ponheary Ly Foundation took a huge step forward in its technology education program as it installed a computer lab at its most remote school, giving students who’ve never touched a computer access to a world of new information. (more…)

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PLF’s Diana Gross Awarded National Geographic Traveler of the Year

By Travis Thompson

We’re beaming with pride after PLF’s Director of Instructional Technology Diana Gross was recognized in the international spotlight. She’s followed her dream with great success and now she’s helping our students realize theirs, all the while bridging the world’s digital divide. (more…)