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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…)

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Emily Hariton: First Volunteer at the Srayang Dormitory

Emily Hariton is the first volunteer to stay at the Srayang Dormitory for 9 days to work full time with the students. Read about her personal experiences with the students.

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Emi & Katie Wrap Up Art Classes at Tchey School

July 5, 2012

By Surya Ry, PLF Intern

Volunteers Emily and Katie recently finished a two-week session of teaching an art class at the Tchey School. (more…)

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Media Lab Takes First Place in Goodtube Competition

Last night at 2am we received notification from Goodtube that Soy Sen and his team had won the Goodtube Spring Video Competition. Their submission, entitled “I Am One” describes the PLF technology program from the perspective of the student and goes on to explain why the media class needs the Goodtube grant; in order to make the program available to more students, buy equipment and fund a teacher. The grant, in the amount of $10,000 will arrive just in time to get the students working on some projects over the summer and be ready when school starts to integrate media into an already highly successful technology program at Tchey School. (more…)

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Health Screenings at Knar School

June 22, 2012

By Surya Ry, PLF Intern

Medicines, hygiene supplies, dozens of cases of water, medical records and other supplies were brought to the Knar School over a course of 3 days to conduct health screenings for all the students. (more…)

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UNESCO Visits Srayang Dormitory

24 June 2012 by Surya Ry, PLF intern

Last week on 18 June 2012, UNESCO made a visit to the Srayang Dormitory to visit the students and look in on the progress and use of the building. (more…)

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Blueheart Charity in Cambodia

We are very pleasant and gratefully for this project in the well fixing and rebuild supported by the Eugene Nelson from Blueheart Charity. On May 14th 2012 he arrived in Cambodia with his friend to observe the water well situation in Kok Snoul village in order to fix and rebuild the wells for school and our village.

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Ponheary Speaks at Microsoft

Ponheary was asked to speak at the Innovate4Good Microsoft Convention in April.  As part of the deal, PLF was awarded a $5,000 grant for “Innovation in bridging the digital divide.” Thanks to Microsoft for the grant and also to Ponheary for continuing to spread the word about our project. Here is Ponheary’s account of the event and a link to the full speech. (more…)

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Every year at my village named Kok Snuol  celebrates Khmer New year. This ceremony is 3 days long, starting from 13rd to 15th. During the ceremony there are lots of tradition games. (more…)