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Brooke Beyer’s Volunteering Story

By Brooke Beyer

Brooke and her mother, Gretchen, spent a week volunteering at Tchey School, working on english enrichment and teaching Irish dance. Here is Brooke’s account of all of the jumping, skipping, turning, and her favorite moments during her time spent volunteering with PLF.

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A Day in the Life: Volunteering in Koh Ker

By Hannah Najar

Curious what daily life looks like for volunteers in Koh Ker? Check out Hannah’s daily routine from a week spent volunteering and checking in on PLF’s programs at Koh Ker Primary, Romchek Primary, and Srayang Dormitory. Great adventures always start with breakfast!

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PLF Turns Ten!

In February 2006, Ponheary and Lori began a journey that frankly, we never imagined would go so far so fast. Our growth has been steady and solid and along the way we have created a village of sorts; a space where people have come together from all over the world to roll up their sleeves, spread the word and generously gift enough financial support to turn dreams into reality for thousands of Cambodian children.

On February 11, 2016 we celebrated ten years of PLF at Hotel 1961 in Siem Reap Cambodia, with everyone who comes together to make this happen–our teachers and staff from two provinces and multiple schools and dormitories as well as our board of directors and a handful of supporters and volunteers all came together to celebrate our success.

We spent days and nights combing through a decade of photographs to create a timeline that showed the astounding growth of our organization as well as charting the astonishing trajectory of our students as they continue to reach ever upward.

We were honored to have a keynote address from the Governor of Siem Reap Province as well as several key members of the Ministry of Education and Interior in attendance.

We wish that all of you could have been with us to celebrate this milestone. Be assured, that Ponheary and I and all the ground team was holding each of you close.

We are energized and looking forward to what we will do together in the next decade~!

 

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PLF Brings Angkor High School Girl’s Dormitory into the Fold

By Lori Carlson

In Siem Reap there is a Girl’s Dormitory that is attached to Angkor High School. It was built and initially funded by the ADB (Asian Development Bank) and after the first two years of operations, it was handed over to the government to support and facilitate. Of course, the government had no plan in place for actually taking over operations for the dorm and it fell to ruin in short order.

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Feeding The Need To Read

By Jacqui Rawson

The Ponheary Ly Foundation has three primary school libraries that are impressively well used by eager young readers.

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New Ventures And Exciting Skype Dates

By Jacqui Rawson

Eyes Open our PLF partners in Switzerland are doing amazing things in both countries for student support and education.

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Knar School Science Club

New Science Curriculum Introduces Students to Weighty Matters

PLF intern helps develop science curriculum at Knar Primary School.

By Hannah Najar

Knar Science Club

My first big project this year picked up on the great successes of the Knar School science club pilot project. I was given a set of twelve physical science lesson plans in English, and Teacher Ka’Oun and I teamed up to implement the curriculum for an eager class of 23 students in Grade 6. (more…)

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School Supplies Prep

Here it is, the exciting, busy time of the year when everyone gears up for the start of school!

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School Holidays

By Jacqui Rawson

The big holiday break between school years in most countries happens over the summer, aka “Summer School”.  In Cambodia it takes place in September and October which also happens to be the “wet season”, but “Holiday School” goes on, rain, hail or shine.

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Recycled Soap Added To Health Program

By Jacqui Rawson

In uniting two organizations desire to keep kids healthy, PLF has recently partnered up with the Eco-Soap Bank. (more…)