Channy is the first ever student from Koh Ker Village (and the Srayang Secondary School Dormitory) to enroll in University. She’s just finished her first year in Phnom Penh, and she wants to tell you all about it!
PLF’s high school scholars have had another successful year in their final high school exams, even outperforming last year’s graduating class!
A few months ago we asked our University students if they were interested in sharing their story on our website, and here is the story that Bunpha wanted to share!
When Vannak was young her father told her, “I know that you really wanted to go back to school, but we are far, so we can not. Maybe in the next life you will be born in the town.”
Beatrice came to Asia for the first time this past year to volunteer with PLF. Here’s what she had to say about her volunteer experience!
Year on year our University scholarship program continues to grow. This is testament to the success of our high school and early years programs. This year PLF took on twenty new University students and placed two more students in Vocational training school. The majority of these students will attend the top Universities in the country in the capital, Phnom Penh.
This past school year marked more accomplishments than we can fit into one post, but there is one particular story of resilience that sings to us, and that is the story of Koh Ker Village’s first ever High School graduate, Channy.
“This summer my sister and I volunteered again for the Ponheary Ly Foundation. This marks our 4th summer as volunteers, something that our family has been doing for the last 10 years. This summer we wanted to continue some of the teaching we had begun over the last few summers and also try some new ideas!”
Sothy is one of the first PLF students to graduate University, a fantastic achievement. Here is his story, in his words.
The forest is the location for small trees and all kinds of animals where they live together. It is the natural resource of design to do everything. We should take care of all these resources, which we already have because it is very important for young generation and for our country future also.