The 2017-2018 school year has finally come to a close, and with it we’d like to share with you how the pilot year of our Mentorship Program has changed the path forward so far!
This year will be the first year that an entire graduating class of Koh Ker Primary School alumni will continue onto High School in Siem Reap. But in order to truly know where they are going, you must first understand where they have been.
By Lori Carlson
A couple of years ago, PLF had more volunteer inquiries than we could manage. The selection process was always tricky; how could we know via a few emails who was going to be the most effective volunteer? Sometimes we got lucky, sometimes we didn’t; our choosing process seemed so random and ineffective.
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 that have occupied my every brain cell for the last 30 days, is the rare opportunity to let these numbers tell me stories about how we’ve grown, how we haven’t, think about why we didn’t, see where we’ve made mistakes and how they’ve been corrected. Or not.
“Get Real” will be a regular post about real challenges we face daily in the operation of Ponheary Ly Foundation.
By Lori Carlson, PLF President
Over time, my opinions about what “charity” or “giving back” means, have evolved. In general I think even the language we use to talk about “giving a hand to those in need” needs some re-tooling, so certainly volunteering in general can benefit from some critical discussion.