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


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…


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…


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…

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Learning How to Help Yourself – ISF’s Self-Development Course

May 17th, 2016|0 Comments

"Knowing how to help yourself is the key to improving your life." This is one of the messages ISF primary school students are learning in our Self-Development Course. Many of ISF’s students feel trapped by [...]

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Keeping ISF Students Safe on the Road

May 5th, 2016|0 Comments

This week is the Global Week of Road Safety. Anyone who has ever been to Phnom Penh will tell you that traffic here is chaotic. Motos and cars whizz by without drivers paying much attention [...]

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ISF Coach Makara Goes to The Philippines

April 28th, 2016|0 Comments

My name is Makara, I am one of the senior coaches at Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF). I always dreamed of being a football coach and developing football in Cambodia. I used to be the leader [...]