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Easy Ways You Can Fundraise for Ponheary Ly Foundation

By Gillian White

We know our donors can only give so much. But, we also know many of you have large networks of family, friends, and co-workers who may be interested in helping boost and expand PLF projects.  Check out these fundraising ideas that anyone can do wherever they are in the world. (more…)

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PLF Media Students Collaborate with Bloggers from Across Asia

By Travis Thompson

Ponheary Ly Foundation media students jumped into a jackpot of tech ideas at BlogFest 2012.  The event posed a perfect opportunity for PLF students to learn from other tech savvy people from across Asia. (more…)

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Join Our Force, Let’s Keep Kids in School

By Travis Thompson

Our amazing donors have helped us award nearly 100 scholarships for secondary school students.  Still, a handful of PLF students remain in need of a scholarship. Without your help, they may face challenges that force them to leave school. (more…)

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Tchey School Gets Tech Savvy, Major Changes Underway

By Travis Thompson

The Ponheary Ly Foundation’s new tech team at Tchey School began rolling out significant improvements by adding five brand new computers to the lab.  This is only the beginning of exciting new programs we’re launching at the lab this school year because of your support. (more…)

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Three Questions: Sotheara Ly

By Gillian White

Sotheara is our IT instructor at our computer lab in Siem Reap. She’s also Ponheary’s sister.  She has been deaf since the age of 14 but has never let this get in her way, teaching herself how to use computers and run a computer lab. She currently leads daily classes, teaching PLF students about computer and internet technology. In her own words, Sotheara answers three questions about her blossoming PLF program. (more…)

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The Land Down Under Plans to Boost PLF Reach

By Travis Thompson

Amazing folks from Down Under are preparing to expand our reach to more of Cambodia’s poorest students.  Hop on board, Ponheary Ly Foundation Australia is taking off. (more…)

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Our Favorite Time of the Year: Back to School!

By Travis Thompson

Throughout the past eight days The Ponheary Ly Foundation team has been in the field distributing supplies and bikes to students at the public schools we support.  See our journeys in pictures and numbers. (more…)

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Mapping a Massive Week at PLF

By Travis Thompson

The first week of October will have Ponheary and the PLF team criss-crossing northwest Cambodia as we head to some of the most rural and poor areas of the country to deliver school supplies.  We’ll be running up the miles over a seven day period. These awesome maps show you where we’re headed. (more…)

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Big Changes Improve Tchey School Computer Lab

by Gillian White

Big projects are underway with our computer programs in preparation for the return of students on October 1st. Our computer teacher, Sotheara Ly, who has been teaching at our Siem Reap lab for the last year, has led our improvement of the Tchey School computer lab. She’s updated Microsoft Office, the Khmer typing software, and anti-virus programs. (more…)

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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…)