Koh Ker Library: "The House that Love Built"

By Lori Carlson

There were times during the course of the planning and execution of constructing the library at Koh Ker School that I was sure we had all lost our minds. I’m also sure that the kind souls who shared our vision for undertaking this challenging project and gave us the money to do it, also often wondered if we had cracked!

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PLF Teams up with Safe Haven to Bring Support to Children with Disabilities

By Lori Carlson

PLF is committed to building relationships with other competent organizations to bring services to children who lie outside the periphery of the core services PLF can deliver. We are beyond grateful to have found such a partner in Safe Haven Medical Outreach. They are a small and highly effective organization who work with mostly rural families of children with disabilities, bringing them much needed therapy, resources and community.

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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.

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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. 
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Ponheary Teaching The Teachers

By Ponheary Ly

Following like my father before me, I was also a teacher.  Over about 20 years I taught both at primary and secondary levels here in Siem Reap.  I also spent time away from home in Phnom Penh and through scholarship programs, in Russia and France so I could receive train-the-teacher training.  In this time away I was taught the skill of how to teach foreign languages.

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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.

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