Lang at the Bamboo Shoot Dormitory

In partnership with the PLF, a group of eight students from the Eugene Lang College at the New School in New York City spent five weeks conducting various innovative projects at PLF sponsored schools. Below is a write up from a female empowerment and leadership workshop held at the Bamboo Shoot Dorm in Siem Reap, carried out by Jordan Lapolla, Shelley Green and Fiona Mahurin.

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Water Safety Course at Tchey

By Jack Reynolds

During the summer of 2012, I returned to Cambodia for the third year to volunteer at the Ponheary Ly Foundation (PLF).  I traveled with my close friend, Jamie Stafford, and the rest of his family.  As a group, we would be responsible for helping the foundation across a range of areas.  In previous years, I had volunteered for the PLF in various ways, such as teaching English lessons or playing soccer with Khmer school children.  This year, however, I wanted to do something entirely different. 

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Tchey Soccer Team, Year 2

By Jamie Stafford

The summer of 2012 was my fourth year as a volunteer for the Ponheary Ly Foundation. Last year, my focus was on establishing the first ever football (soccer) team for Chey School. This year I returned with several objectives in mind: to check progress, review budget and spend for the year, help kick-off a girl’s football team and hold an end of year World Cup type of tournament across the various teams that are now up and running at Chey School.

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