Sothy is one of the first PLF students to graduate University, a fantastic achievement. Here is his story, in his words.
As an intern last fall, Hannah wrote a brief article detailing the launch of our physical science curriculum for the Grade 6 Science Club at Knar School. One year later we’d like to use a few more words to update you on the more recent accomplishments of our pilot science project, how the program came into play, and importantly, why it’s shaping up to be one of the most compelling extra curricular programs we’re offering.
It was in May 2014 that PLF made it’s first visit to Romchek Village, nestled just inside a protected forest in northern Preah Vihear Province. This village is about 20km north of Koh Ker Village, where PLF has run a successful school for almost a decade. The students from Koh Ker have been given access to secondary school by coming to live at the PLF Dormitory at Srayang. The students from Romchek hoped to have a chance to join those ranks and continue their education. But it’s not so simple.
By Jacqui Rawson
PLF, along with the huge and varied support we get from our donors, volunteers and supporters, is very lucky to be able to boast many success stories in its 9 years of life. The wellness program at Knar is one of those success stories and one which is now being shared to Koh Ker school.
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.
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 Travis Thompson, PLF Board of Directors
It’s been five months since I left my spot alongside Ponheary, Lori, and the Ponheary Ly Foundation team in the Siem Reap office to move back to the U.S. I’ve spent these last months trying to adjust to my new life in Seattle. The transition has been made easier as I’ve crossed paths with PLF supporters who are doing their part to share with their communities in the U.S. the importance of our work in Cambodia.
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.
I was really delighted and interested in my trip to Preah Vihear. First of all, I had a lot of fun during the time I was on my bus. All the buses left Siem Reap province at 6:00am.