Three Questions: Sotheara Ly

By Gillian White

Sotheara is our IT instructor at our computer lab in Siem Reap. She’s also Ponheary’s sister. She has been deaf since the age of 14 but has never let this get in her way, teaching herself how to use computers and run a computer lab. She currently leads daily classes, teaching PLF students about computer and internet technology. In her own words, Sotheara answers three questions about her blossoming PLF program.

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Big Changes Improve Tchey School Computer Lab

by Gillian White

Big projects are underway with our computer programs in preparation for the return of students on October 1st. Our computer teacher, Sotheara Ly, who has been teaching at our Siem Reap lab for the last year, has led our improvement of the Tchey School computer lab. She’s updated Microsoft Office, the Khmer typing software, and anti-virus programs.

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Report from Srei about PLF Computer Lab

The course of action on our part to start our own computer training means not only do we save a bit of money, but we make sure the students really learn the material and not get lost in the back of some overcrowded computer class using inferior equipment. A bonus is that we get to help a competent khmer woman shed her disability and realize her innate ability to share knowledge.

Read more to hear first hand from Srei (their instructor) about her life experience as a disabled person in Cambodia, about how she came to be heading up the lab, about her students and what she hopes to accomplish in the future.

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