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In Their Own Voices: The Back to School Challenge

By Gillian White

Every year PLF provides access to public education for more than 2,000 kids who are living in rural poverty.  The students understand the statistics are stacked against them, even finishing ninth grade can be difficult for a lot of students. (more…)

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Biggest Supply Delivery in Ponheary Ly Foundation History

By Travis Thompson

More than a dozen PLF team members muscled through the day, unloading a giant truck filled with more than 100,000 school supplies.  The pencils, notebooks, uniforms, folders, bags and more will ensure our students across northwest Cambodia can go to public school. (more…)

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Cheers to the U.K. with a New Way to Give

By Travis Thompson

We’ve just sealed a pretty sweet deal for people in the United Kingdom who make a donation to The Ponheary Ly Foundation.  (more…)

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Tchey Classrooms Get a Facelift

By Travis Thompson

The PLF crew has been covered in yellow paint lately.  We’re giving Tchey Primary School’s classrooms a new look.

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The Quest to Qualify Students for Scholarships

By Travis Thompson

During the past few weeks our team has been interviewing dozens of students and their families who live in the villages surrounding Tchey School and Angkor High School in Siem Reap Province.

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Water Safety Course at Tchey

By Jack Reynolds

During the summer of 2012, I returned to Cambodia for the third year to volunteer at the Ponheary Ly Foundation (PLF).  I traveled with my close friend, Jamie Stafford, and the rest of his family.  As a group, we would be responsible for helping the foundation across a range of areas.  In previous years, I had volunteered for the PLF in various ways, such as teaching English lessons or playing soccer with Khmer school children.  This year, however, I wanted to do something entirely different.  (more…)

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Tchey Media Team Covers Global Float Dance

The first Global Float Dance was held in Siem Reap and 25 other places in the world in July. The Tchey Media Team has just been learning about the ways in which social media can be used to share ideas and mobilize people, so PLF transported them to Siem Reap from the countryside to document the event. (more…)

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Srayang Students Achieve High Class Rankings

Congratulations to the students in grade 7, 8 and 9 at the Srayang Secondary School Dormitory who have come out on the top rankings of their class! Out of 61 students our seventh graders all ranked in the top 3rd of their class. Regardless of ranking, we find it very satisfying that all of the students passed, and not just barely!

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Chey Soccer Team, Year 2

By Jamie Stafford

The summer of 2012 was my fourth year as a volunteer for the Ponheary Ly Foundation. Last year, my focus was on establishing the first ever football (soccer) team for Chey School. This year I returned with several objectives in mind: to check progress, review budget and spend for the year, help kick-off a girl’s football team and hold an end of year World Cup type of tournament across the various teams that are now up and running at Chey School. (more…)

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Lights! Camera! Action!~

by Caroline Stafford

This July was my third year working with the Ponheary Ly Foundation. I wanted to fuse my passion for theatre and the performing arts, so I asked Ponheary if we could try a first ever theatre event with students at Chey School. (more…)