PLF’s technology program is geared toward teaching critical thinking skills and creating spaces for self-directed learning, something sorely missing from typical Cambodian classroom teaching, which is done largely by rote. A critical component of our technology program is LEGO robotics, which provides Grade 5 & 6 students the chance to learn the basics of engineering while playing with LEGO blocks that come to life through the use of a computer.  Not only do they have fun, exercise creativity and build things, they are also engaging in problem-solving, self-planning and critical thinking.

Chhean Soveth, our LEGO robotics teacher, describes the benefit of the program for his students: “The students want to show their brain or creativity to build something. They learn how to connect, construct, contemplate and continue building better. I hope that in Cambodia, the development will happen more by the children who have very good ideas about new technology.”

In 2018, 68% of the university scholarships PLF awarded are in the STEAM fields (science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics). This is not a coincidence but a result of programs like LEGO robotics that engage students early on with both sides of thinking, not only the creative and imaginative but also the analytical and logical.


Learn more about our Technology program here