From the Other Side: Watching PLF Advocacy in Action

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.

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GET REAL: A Few Thoughts as I Move Back to the U.S.

By Travis Thompson

This August, I’ll be leaving my position in Cambodia with Ponheary Ly Foundation to move back to the United States. As I leave Cambodia, I want to reflect on my years with this incredible organization–the challenges, the triumphs, and the lessons learned are unmatched by anything else in my 31 years of life.

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GET REAL: Election Unrest and Flooding Create Massive School Hurdles

“Get Real” will be a regular post from Ponheary, Lori or Travis about real challenges we face daily in the operation of Ponheary Ly Foundation.

By Travis Thompson, PLF Executive Director

Since mid-July we’ve been up against some of the biggest challenges we’ve ever faced in terms of getting school information about our students.

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ADVOCATE BLOG: Working with Koh Ker Students to Help Start a Trekking Business

By Caroline Stafford

The summer of 2013 marked my fourth year in Cambodia volunteering for The Ponheary Ly Foundation (PLF). Amongst the whirlwind of things we aimed to accomplish, perhaps the most meaningful, was working with two PLF students from Koh Ker village to help launch their idea for a business: adventure treks for tourists in Koh Ker. For those that have never visited Koh Ker and would like to help PLF in a different way, I would highly recommend taking one of these amazing treks. 

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GET REAL: Knar School's Epic Turnaround

“Get Real” will be a regular post from Ponheary, Lori or Travis about real challenges we face daily in the operation of Ponheary Ly Foundation.

By Travis Thompson, PLF Executive Director

In the past year, the school Ponheary Ly Foundation has been at the longest, but where the organization has faced the ugliest challenges, has turned a corner and is showing signs of huge success.

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Get Real: Our New Volunteer Program

“Get Real” will be a regular post from Ponheary, Lori or Travis about real challenges we face daily in the operation of Ponheary Ly Foundation.

By Travis Thompson, PLF Executive Director

A large part of my role in Cambodia is overseeing the Ponheary Ly Foundation volunteer program, which, lately has involved making some big changes to reflect our evolving ideas.  You’ll notice the differences starting now.

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