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STUDENT BLOG: The Power of Media Class

By Sal Chamroeun

In addition to teaching Microsoft Office at Chey School, I also am a student in the PLF Media class. I study media with nine other students from nearby villages.  It isn’t easy for us to study about the internet system and many electronic services, but these lessons are very interesting for us. (more…)

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ADVOCATE BLOG: Look What She Did!

By Sarah Gordon, PLF Advocate

Next month, I am traveling with my family to Cambodia for what started out as simply a vacation. When I learned we would be staying at a B&B run by Ponheary Ly, I became interested in her foundation and the work it does. At first I thought that meeting her would just be an inspiring glimpse of what someone incredible was doing to change lives. What I didn’t realize at the time was that I could take action, in my own small way, to change the lives of girls like me. (more…)

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Knar School Set to Launch Exciting New Programs

By Travis Thompson

Since the beginning of 2013, Knar Primary School has shown tremendous improvement in its capacity to take on new projects.  So, Ponheary Ly Foundation is ramping up programs at the school in these exciting ways. (more…)

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Get Real: What’s the Value of Volunteers?
“Get Real” will be a regular post from Ponheary, Lori or Travis about real challenges we face daily in the operation of Ponheary Ly Foundation.

By Lori Carlson, PLF President

Over time, my opinions about what “charity” or “giving back” means, have evolved. In general I think even the language we use to talk about “giving a hand to those in need” needs some re-tooling, so certainly volunteering in general can benefit from some critical discussion. (more…)

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STUDENT BLOG: Science Takes Off at Tchey School

By Sothy

On 11 June 2013, the volunteers came to teach the science in my English class. These are good opportunities for my students, who were able to learn and get more knowledge with the scientists. It was useful for them to learn and find out about this project. (more…)

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PLF Urban Lab to Expand Courses

By Lori Carlson

Media Instructor Sotheara Ly has chosen two of her graduates from the Urban Lab to attend accounting classes and study Quickbooks so that next school year, PLF can offer courses in Quickbooks with basic accounting to our urban students. (more…)

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The Importance of Digital Media Digital in Cambodia

By Sokha Khoun, Media teacher. 

I had joined the Ponheary Ly Foundation media class on the  5th of November 2012.  It was my first time to go to a digital media class. I walked inside the classroom and said hello to Diana Gross and her six students. I was so nervous to talk to the three boys and three girls because they looked higher than me. I introduced myself to them and then we started to know each other. (more…)

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STUDENT BLOG: My First Feel for Computer Class

By Sal Chamroeun

In 2011, I began to study English with the support of the Ponheary Ly Foundation. In July, I had an exam for my English class. After this I got a certificate from the PLF and I have traveled to Kulen Mountain with foreigner in PLF. After this time, maybe a few months later, my friends come to see me and ask, “Do you want to study a computer?”. (more…)

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PLF Urban Computer Lab Students Celebrate Big Milestones

By Travis Thompson

Twenty students who’ve spent months studying in Ponheary Ly Foundation’s urban computer lab in Siem Reap graduated Sunday. (more…)

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PLF Reaches Out to New Eco-Tourism Project

By Travis Thompson

Ponheary Ly Foundation launched an English-teaching program for the staff of a new eco-tourism company in a community facing huge obstacles.   The entire village is now dependent on tourism after authorities took their rice farms. (more…)