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Volunteer From Down Under

By Joanne Lurati

Jo a “middle-aged” lady from Melbourne, Australia recently spent a month at Knar primary school running some fun, crafty activities which included weaving with raffia.  She also spent time up with our teachers checking how they were progressing with their newly acquired budgeting skills and played Chess with our thriving Chess Club leader, Mr Ka’On. (more…)

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Welcome Aboard, Hannah Najar

By Jacqui Rawson

Hannah first came to Cambodia in the middle of 2014 as part of a study abroad program along with three other students from Union College.  By the end of her two months here, Hannah’s thoughts about her future started to flourish in a very different direction.  In the main part because of seeds planted whilst spending time volunteering with The Ponheary Ly Foundation.  (more…)

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Volunteering With Sarah Gordon
By Sarah Gordon
Hello all! I came to Cambodia for a third time this past August for my second experience as a volunteer for the Ponheary Ly Foundation. I originally came to Siem Reap with my parents when I was in ninth grade.

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Katie Stafford, Age 12, Reports on Volunteering at Tchey School

By: Katie Stafford, Aged 12, London, England

This is my second time visiting Cambodia as a volunteer for the Ponheary Ly Foundation. My parents and my older siblings have been coming for years, but now it was my turn to come! (more…)

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William Stafford, Age 10, Launches Chess Club

By William Stafford, Age 10, London England

My family has been volunteers with the Ponheary Ly Foundation for the last 8 years. Being the youngest in the family, I was left behind in the early years. But in the last two years, I was able to come. Wow, it was finally my turn and I was thrilled! I have watched my older brother and sister do some amazing things, like starting a football team or putting on a drama production. I always heard about what they had done. It was my chance to suggest something that we could bring that would be meaningful as a volunteer. (more…)

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Volunteering At PLF
By Stephanie Mustari
Hi Everyone! My name is Stephanie and just I finished up a 3 week volunteer experience with PLF. My experience was beautiful. If life affords you the opportunity to volunteer with PLF for a day, week or longer please do not hesitate to jump on it. I promise you will not regret it. I want to tell you everything and anything about my experience but there is just soo much to say! I will share a few things that I think I would have liked to know starting out.  (more…)

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The Evolving Hygiene Program

By Jacqui Rawson

PLF, along with the huge and varied support we get from our donors, volunteers and supporters, is very lucky to be able to boast many success stories in its 9 years of life.  The wellness program at Knar is one of those success stories and one which is now being shared to Koh Ker school.

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Reflections of a PLF Intern

 By Brooke Loving-Bagwell, PLF Intern

The classroom desks were filled with students, eager to recite the alphabet and practice their English. Outside, inquisitive little ones lined the windowsills to get a glimpse of the class lessons. I remember their immense smiles, bowing heads and folded hands. Their gratitude—for an afternoon snack, bright red Frisbees and fresh jump ropes—touched me. Together, we played games in the dusty school yard, laughing and howling as the students attempted to jump rope for the first time. Looking around at the students, many the same age as me, I began to recognize the great privilege I had. (more…)

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Volunteering With PLF

By Jacqui Rawson

Volunteering with PLF takes on many different forms.  You could come for 10 weeks or two weeks, you could come as a group of 5, alone or with a friend, or you can come and volunteer with your whole family.


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Volunteer Post: “Lessons Learned While Abroad”

By Volunteer Brianna Caruccio

Have a read through what Bri felt, thought and experienced during her time as a volunteer with the PLF . . .