The 2017-2018 school year has finally come to a close, and with it we’d like to share with you how the pilot year of our Mentorship Program has changed the path forward so far!
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!
This school year seven graduates from the Srayang Dormitory moved to the Siem Reap dormitories to begin studying in High School. A major first for all of us; the first time every graduate from Srayang continued on to Grade 10 and the first time any of those students had made such a giant leap from their villages. It was our greatest experiment ever, and so far it has paid off.
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.”
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.
I want to tell you three stories. The first story is about Chamnan. She was the top of her class all the way through Secondary School in Srayang, and is now studying in Grade 10 in Siem Reap. She is…
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 year will be the first year that an entire graduating class of Koh Ker Primary School alumni will continue onto High School in Siem Reap. But in order to truly know where they are going, you must first understand where they have been.