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STUDENT BLOG: Prepare for the Spelling B

By Sothy

This is an event that the students at Chey School prepare for the competition for the SPELLING B. They are very excited about that event. Because that is a new game and it also a competition to find who is the best spelling too. However there is so short time to practice the words for this game. (more…)

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STUDENT BLOG: My Life at Srayang Dorm

My name is Ravouth. I am 18 years old. I live at the Srayang Dorm in  Srayang Commune at  Preah Vihear Province, 3 hours north of Siem Reap. I live with my housemother, my friends and Torsten. (more…)

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Exciting New PLF Programs Begin with Opening of School Year

By Travis Thompson

As Ponheary Ly Foundation opened its schools for this academic year, it launched a host of new programs never seen before in these areas of the country. (more…)

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PLF Supporter Crosses United States on Bicycle, Raising Thousands

By Travis Thompson

A recent university grad just completed an epic 3,500-mile bicycle ride across the United States raising thousands of dollars for Ponheary Ly Foundation. (more…)

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ADVOCATE BLOG: Working with Koh Ker Students to Help Start a Trekking Business

By Caroline Stafford

The summer of 2013 marked my fourth year in Cambodia volunteering for The Ponheary Ly Foundation (PLF). Amongst the whirlwind of things we aimed to accomplish, perhaps the most meaningful, was working with two PLF students from Koh Ker village to help launch their idea for a business: adventure treks for tourists in Koh Ker. For those that have never visited Koh Ker and would like to help PLF in a different way, I would highly recommend taking one of these amazing treks.  (more…)

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ADVOCATE BLOG: PLF’s First Careers Fair

By Caroline Stafford

This summer marked my 4th in Cambodia volunteering with the PLF. Among the various ways we set out to help this year, perhaps the most challenging-well at least logistically- was the launch of the first ever PLF Careers Fair. (more…)

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Get Real: Our New Volunteer Program
“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 Travis Thompson, PLF Executive Director

A large part of my role in Cambodia is overseeing the Ponheary Ly Foundation volunteer program, which, lately has involved making some big changes to reflect our evolving ideas.  You’ll notice the differences starting now. (more…)

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ADVOCATE BLOG: Family from Hawaii Recounts Day with PLF

By Scott Obley, PLF Advocate 

Friday, July 19 was the day I was in search of. A conundrum for my psyche. A virtual knockout blow to my generally self-absorbed world view, which I am well aware of, but very rarely confronted with. Today was a day of realizing that no good deed goes unpunished, because no good deed is ever large enough to fill the void that exists between the amount of compassion and humanity that is present on this planet, and the amount that is needed. So in the giving, we are painfully confronted with the reality that we have not given enough. (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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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…)