Di and David have been volunteering with PLF since 2012, working with our English teachers to develop their skills in and out of the classroom. Read more about their most recent volunteering trip to kick off the 2018-2019 school year!
Beatrice came to Asia for the first time this past year to volunteer with PLF. Here’s what she had to say about her volunteer experience!
As an intern last fall, Hannah wrote a brief article detailing the launch of our physical science curriculum for the Grade 6 Science Club at Knar School. One year later we’d like to use a few more words to update you on the more recent accomplishments of our pilot science project, how the program came into play, and importantly, why it’s shaping up to be one of the most compelling extra curricular programs we’re offering.
Over the past few months, PLF Intern Hannah has been working to develop a science curriculum at Knar School. Here is her update on how much she and Teacher Ka’Oun have accomplished so far!
By Joanne Lurati
Jo, a “middle-aged” lady from Melbourne, Australia, recently spent a month at Knar primary school running some fun, crafty activities which included weaving with raffia. She also spent time up with our teachers checking how they were progressing with their newly acquired budgeting skills and played Chess with our thriving Chess Club leader, Mr Ka’On.
By William Stafford, Age 10, London England
My family has been volunteers with the Ponheary Ly Foundation for the last 8 years. Being the youngest in the family, I was left behind in the early years. But in the last two years, I was able to come. Wow, it was finally my turn and I was thrilled! I have watched my older brother and sister do some amazing things, like starting a football team or putting on a drama production. I always heard about what they had done. It was my chance to suggest something that we could bring that would be meaningful as a volunteer.
By Brooke Loving-Bagwell, PLF Intern
The classroom desks were filled with students, eager to recite the alphabet and practice their English. Outside, inquisitive little ones lined the windowsills to get a glimpse of the class lessons. I remember their immense smiles, bowing heads and folded hands. Their gratitude—for an afternoon snack, bright red Frisbees and fresh jump ropes—touched me. Together, we played games in the dusty school yard, laughing and howling as the students attempted to jump rope for the first time. Looking around at the students, many the same age as me, I began to recognize the great privilege I had.
PLF was excited to have the Stafford family with us again this summer. Here is Caroline and Katie’s report on their loom bracelet project.