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Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF): An NGO committed to changing the lives of disadvantaged children in Cambodia.

EDUCATION PROGRAMME

Education is a fundamental human right. We believe that every child, regardless of where they were born, has the right to education, healthcare and support. Our work focuses on increasing access to educa­tion, improving school retention, and strengthening the quality of educational experience for severely underprivileged children and young people living in the slums of Phnom Penh.  Read more…

COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT

The children in our programmes do not exist in isolation; they live in vibrant, close-knit and complex communities. ISF believes it is essential to work with our children’s families, who live on the fringes of society and experience economic hardship every day. We support their families to ensure that when our students go home at the end of the day, they arrive in safe and caring homes. Read more…

FOOTBALL PROGRAMME

ISF uses football as a tool for development; delivering interactive and informative education to the children in our programme. We teach all players about the dangers of drugs, smoking, alcohol and gambling. In addition, ISF provides regular training on social issues such as human rights, trafficking, domestic violence, gender equality and self-respect to the players. Read more…

Upcoming Events

Pchum Ben Festival – School Holidays

September 28 @ 8:00 am - October 4 @ 5:00 pm

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រីករាយបុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌ ជូនចំពោះមិត្ត និង ម្ចាស់ឧបត្ថម្តរបស់យើងទាំងអស់ !
សូមរីករាយថ្ងៃចុងសប្តាហ៌ និង ទទួលសុវត្តិភាពក្នុងពេលធ្វើដំណើរកំសាន្ត!

Happy Pchum Ben to all our friends and supporters!

If you’ve never been in Phnom Penh during this period, it is hard to describe the feeling you experience when this bustling city empties for days. Most citizens in fact go back to their home villages in the provinces to celebrate the holiday with their extended families.

Pchum Ben is one of Cambodia’s biggest holiday and it lasts 15 days. It is believed that during Pchum Ben souls and spirits come to receive offerings from their living relatives. Everyone goes to the pagoda because they don't want the spirits of dead members of their family to come to seek offerings in vain. When the living relatives offer the food to the spirit, the spirit will bless them with happiness and good luck.

This year we took 50 students to the pagoda accompanied by 10 teachers who explained the traditions, history and ritual of the festival. In the pagoda, our students and staff offered food, flowers, lit incense, prayed and paid respect to their ancestors.
Pchum Ben is an important and special time to spend with family and friends. We hope to have made this Pchum Ben holiday special and memorable for our ISF students.

Happy Friday and a safe Pchum Ben holiday from all of us here at ISF!
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រីករាយបុណ្យភ្ជុំបិណ្ឌ ជូនចំពោះមិត្ត និង ម្ចាស់ឧបត្ថម្តរបស់យើងទាំងអស់ !
សូមរីករាយថ្ងៃចុងសប្តាហ៌ និង ទទួលសុវត្តិភាពក្នុងពេលធ្វើដំណើរកំសាន្ត!

Happy Pchum Ben to all our friends and supporters!

If you’ve never been in Phnom Penh during this period, it is hard to describe the feeling you experience when this bustling city empties for days. Most citizens in fact go back to their home villages in the provinces to celebrate the holiday with their extended families. 

Pchum Ben is one of Cambodia’s biggest holiday and it lasts 15 days. It is believed that during Pchum Ben souls and spirits come to receive offerings from their living relatives. Everyone goes to the pagoda because they dont want the spirits of dead members of their family to come to seek offerings in vain. When the living relatives offer the food to the spirit, the spirit will bless them with happiness and good luck.

This year we took 50 students to the pagoda accompanied by 10 teachers who explained the traditions, history and ritual of the festival. In the pagoda, our students and staff offered food, flowers, lit incense, prayed and paid respect to their ancestors. 
Pchum Ben is an important and special time to spend with family and friends. We hope to have made this Pchum Ben holiday special and memorable for our ISF students.

Happy Friday and a safe Pchum Ben holiday from all of us here at ISF!

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