“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!”
By William Stafford, age 11 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…
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.
By Lori Carlson
Another year has come to a close and with it come the joys of IRS reporting. The best part of all these spreadsheets is the rare opportunity to let these numbers tell me stories about how we’ve grown, or not, think about whether or not that growth has been in the right directions, see where we’ve made mistakes and how they’ve been corrected. Or not.
by Lori Carlson
We are definitely running a little late on re-capping this year! It was a veritable whirlwind of activity. A lot of new programs were lifted off at existing projects and a new school was brought on board.
We are so grateful to our supporters near and far who believe in Ponheary’s vision and help us to bring all this about.
By Jamie Stafford
2014 was my 7th year coming back to Cambodia and volunteering at the PLF. Although it was a short visit, much was packed in, as always, and I came away yearning for a longer visit next summer.
By Jacqui Rawson
PLF students joined a group of over 700 students from around Siem Reap who took part in this junior, mini olympics-type event over the weekend. Run for the second year in a row, it was another resounding success because once again, the students had an absolute ball!
By Travis Thompson
This August, I’ll be leaving my position in Cambodia with Ponheary Ly Foundation to move back to the United States. As I leave Cambodia, I want to reflect on my years with this incredible organization–the challenges, the triumphs, and the lessons learned are unmatched by anything else in my 31 years of life.
By Chhean Saveth, PLF Media Teacher
For a long time, the children in Cambodia never knew “what is technology?” Especially the children in the countryside remote areas, they never played the toys or the remote control cars etc. All these things, I and other children never played before. But now at Tchey School we just had a new technology called “Lego Education” that the children in that area can come to play or join with the teacher who has training with a group of people came from National Instruments, which partners with LEGO to make the software for the LEGO WeDo and LEGO MINDSTORMS products.
By Lori Carlson
During the last few months we’ve had loads of activity at all schools that didn’t make “the news”, so here’s a smattering of photos from the 1,000 small things that happened in the last few months, every one of them important in their own right.