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Exciting Firsts For Photography Students

By Barbara Shooter

Grade eight students from The Ponheary Ly Foundation media programme had a great day at Kompong Khleang fishing village, documenting a very different way of life from their own.

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Elizabeth Weaver’s Volunteering Story

By Elizabeth Weaver

Elizabeth, her Dad Leon and brother Liam spent a couple of weeks volunteering with PLF  - this is Elizabeth’s account of her experience and why they want to keep returning.

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PLF High Schoolers Start Science & Engineering Club

By Jacqui Rawson

There is a Science and Engineering Club of 17 students at Hun Sen Wat Svay High School that are using recycling as a way to further progress their education.

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PLF Girls Rise to Share Their Stories Through Film

By Brooke Loving-Bagwell, PLF Intern

Every Sunday, eight teenage girls cycle from their urban dormitory to the PLF office to participate in PLF’s three-part media program that incorporates blogging, photography, and videography to help them learn to tell their stories and give them the tools with which to share them.  Catered specifically upper high school girls, this unique program intends to shed light on the universal challenges that young women face as well as capture the individual narratives of its participants. (more…)

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Saveth – PLF’s Jack-Of-Many-Trades

By Jacqui Rawson

PLF’s introduction to Saveth was in his role as a tuk-tuk driver for Seven Candles Guest House.  Now he’s responsible for our Media, Lego and Google Apps Programs.  There are also a myriad of other guises that self-named “Cambodia’s Mr James Bond” puts on for PLF such as Mr Fix-It and Mr Build-It, to name a few. (more…)

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2014 Finances are up!

By Lori Carlson

Another year has come to a close and with it come the joys of IRS reporting. The best part of all these spreadsheets is the rare opportunity to let these numbers tell me stories about how we’ve grown, or not,  think about whether or not that growth has been in the right directions,  see where we’ve made mistakes and how they’ve been corrected. Or not.
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The Champion – Yim Mao

By Jacqui Rawson

Yim Mao is an inspiring example of someone who continues to keep pushing themselves onwards regardless of misfortunes and ongoing struggles faced.  Yim Mao’s focus is not on his disability but on being as successful as he can be.

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PLF Joins Forces with EFF to open 5th Computer Lab

Khnart Middle School lies near Tchey Primary School and takes in about 1/3 of the Tchey graduates. The school is supported by the Engelstoft Foundation in a very similar model to PLF. (more…)

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Year in Photos

by Lori Carlson

We are definitely running a little late on re-capping this year!  It was a veritable whirlwind of activity. A lot of new programs were lifted off at existing projects and a new school was brought on board.

We are so grateful to our supporters near and far who believe in Ponheary’s vision and help us to bring all this about. (more…)

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GET REAL: Knar Computer Lab

By Lori Carlson

The process for building a computer lab out in the countryside has a lot of moving parts and is filled with so many steps, that at many points we wonder if we’ll ever meet success. This has been especially true at Knar School, the last of PLF schools to get their computer lab.

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