In partnership with the PLF, a group of seven students from the Eugene Lang College at the New School in NYC spent five weeks conducting various innovative projects at PLF sponsored schools. Below is a write up from an ethnographic project, carried out by Ashley Vidal and Kristen Turner.
Sometimes volunteers and/or tourists organize field trips for groups of 20 students from one of the three schools. We start with grade 6 and work our way backwards through the ranks during the school year. We were very happy to get down into the fourth graders this year; that marks a record number of field trips.
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.
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.
by Caroline Stafford
This July was my third year working with the Ponheary Ly Foundation. I wanted to fuse my passion for theatre and the performing arts, so I asked Ponheary if we could try a first ever theatre event with students at Chey School.
Emily Hariton is the first volunteer to stay at the Srayang Dormitory for 9 days to work full time with the students. Read about her personal experiences with the students.
July 5, 2012
By Surya Ry, PLF Intern
Volunteers Emily and Katie recently finished a two-week session of teaching an art class at the Tchey School.
June 22, 2012
By Surya Ry, PLF Intern
Medicines, hygiene supplies, dozens of cases of water, medical records and other supplies were brought to the Knar School over a course of 3 days to conduct health screenings for all the students.
24 June 2012 by Surya Ry, PLF intern
Last week on 18 June 2012, UNESCO made a visit to the Srayang Dormitory to visit the students and look in on the progress and use of the building.
We are very pleasant and gratefully for this project in the well fixing and rebuild supported by the Eugene Nelson from Blueheart Charity. On May 14th 2012 he arrived in Cambodia with his friend to observe the water well situation in Kok Snoul village in order to fix and rebuild the wells for school and our village.