We are beyond excited to announce that our fearless leader, Ponheary Ly, has won this year’s award in the field of education! Recognized as the “Nobel Prize for Child Advocates,” honorees will receive a grant to help their program grow and ultimately impact the lives of even more children. Jaskiran Dhillon, our University Partner at The New School in New York City, shared so beautifully the joy we are all feeling about this honor, and we’d like to share her thoughts with all of you.
The past three years, William has joined his family on their annual trip to Siem Reap to volunteer and visit with the PLF. Last year and he was excited to share his love of chess with Tchey School and join the soccer club his older brother helped to start for a special match on the school fields. During this year’s trip he returned to host a chess tournament, demonstrate a series of science experiments, and bring football to the students in Romchek. Here are his thoughts and commentary from his third experience with PLF! (more…)
The pump has been filled, the floor has been swept, and our new bathroom facility at Knar school is finally complete! Our facilities now have three times as many toilets and a proper hand washing station, an improvement that helps us to better address the sanitary needs of our 360+ students and teachers. However, beyond this upgrade in facilities, these new bathrooms represent a major success in our efforts to educate the community at Knar about the importance of actually using them. So just how important is a having a toilet, and how does using it affect the community?
All trees are the heart of the world. It’s very important to support other developments in almost all sectors for daily life. Many countries use modern generators to recycle wood to become other materials to use for business, while people are increasingly making requirements to have much more building, furniture and more agriculture. Trees have many uses for environments like creating oxygen, providing food, and making the environment beautiful. Do you think trees can grow as fast as people? What are of the main causes of fast forest loss? (more…)
Last month when we put out the call to respond to what we considered to be a serious food shortage on the horizon, you responded decisively and we quickly began with food distributions to our most fragile families. The drought that has been browbeating the country for the last 18 months, took its first toll on the poorest families who get their livelihood from doing field work and/or subsistence farming. Parents, mostly fathers, went north to Thailand to work illegally in places that had received normal rainfall. (more…)