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Close of the Barclays – ISF Youth League 2015-2016

2017-05-23T17:16:07+07:00May 31st, 2016|

The Barclays- ISF Youth League 2015-2016, which launched in late November 2015, came to a successful end on May 29th, 2016 at the ISF Sports Ground, Phnom Penh. This year’s league ran for 17 weeks and was bigger than ever with 74 teams participating, up from 65 teams last season. It provided fun and joy [...]

Supporting Our Students’ Families

2017-05-23T17:16:07+07:00May 30th, 2016|

Before students join ISF, our social workers conduct interviews with the family. These are done to get an idea of the family situation and income, to make sure our help goes to those who need it the most. When families join our programme, we don’t just help the students but try to provide opportunities for [...]

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

2016-05-17T09:39:14+07:00May 17th, 2016|

"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 poverty, unable to turn their situation around without outside help. ISF gives them this help. However, improving their lives is [...]

Keeping ISF Students Safe on the Road

2016-05-05T03:02:08+07:00May 5th, 2016|

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 to traffic lights, right of way or even which side of the road they drive on. Every day we have [...]

ISF Coach Makara Goes to The Philippines

2017-05-23T17:16:07+07:00April 28th, 2016|

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 of my high school football team and then I was a volunteer coach. I have learned many things since I [...]

English as a Way out of Poverty

2017-05-23T17:16:07+07:00April 23rd, 2016|

Today, commemorating the birth of William Shakespeare, the world celebrates English language day. Here in Cambodia, English is more important and ever. As it integrates into a global society, English is widely used as the language for business, education and development and is an official language of ASEAN. For many Cambodians, the ability to speak [...]

I Believe I Have Grown Here

2016-04-08T02:17:22+07:00April 8th, 2016|

Sorcha has been volunteering with ISF's English Programme for the past six weeks. As she is preparing to leave Cambodia and return to Singapore, here are some of her impressions of the volunteering experience: Working for ISF has been the most rewarding, yet also one of the more challenging things I’ve done. I have taught [...]

Mr Sophal – Fan of ISF’s Community Libraries

2016-03-15T08:15:00+07:00March 15th, 2016|

More than one year ago ISF launched its library project in our communities to encourage reading and literacy. ISF’s community and mobile libraries – where our librarians take a collection of books on their motorbike to hard to reach areas- are used by over 1,500 people each month. One of these users is 53-year-old Thes [...]