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Saren dreams of becoming an English teacher and a footballer

2019-06-26T10:27:56+00:00June 26th, 2019|

Saren dreams of becoming an English teacher Receiving an education is an opportunity that ten-year-old Saren* has grabbed with both hands. Life for him isn’t easy but he manages to attend school every day, to study hard, to help his mother sell fruit in the evenings and to play football in between [...]

Books are bringing hope to Phnom Penh’s poorest communities

2019-06-26T10:28:47+00:00June 21st, 2019|

Books are bringing hope to Phnom Penh's poorest communities Mother-of-four Leang Ey moved to Phnom Penh five years ago in search of better economic and education opportunities for her family. Originally from Kandal Province - a southeastern province, bordering Phnom Penh - Leang struggled to make a living as without owning any [...]

Addressing malnutrition gives our students a brighter future

2019-06-26T10:37:53+00:00June 19th, 2019|

Addressing malnutrition gives our students a brighter future Malnutrition is one of the greatest development challenges affecting children in Cambodia. One in three children under five suffers from malnutrition which not only leads to children’s growth being stunted physically but also reduces their intellect and ability to absorb knowledge. Because, many different [...]

ISF brings Coach Development Courses to Siem Reap

2019-06-27T14:15:33+00:00June 16th, 2019|

ISF brings Coach Development Courses to Siem Reap Hot on the heels of the culmination of the ISF-AIA Youth League 2018/19, four of our coaches -  Panha, Channa, Makara and Thanin - traveled to Siem Reap Province to lead a football coach training workshop to teach others how to use football as [...]

Veasna is the first in her family to use a computer

2019-06-26T10:17:27+00:00June 15th, 2019|

Veasna is the first in her family to use a computer When 11-year-old Veasna joined ISF’s Catch-Up Education Programme two years ago it was the first time she had the opportunity to go to school. Originally from Svay Rieng Province, a southeastern province bordering Vietnam, Veasna lives with her parents and five [...]

AIA-ISF Youth League 2018-2019 Culminates in Improved Health and Well-being

2019-06-14T11:27:55+00:00June 9th, 2019|

AIA-ISF Youth League 2018-2019 Culminates in Improved Health and Well-being for Cambodia’s Disadvantaged Children Over the past six months, 100 teams made up of almost 1,500 boys and girls participated in the AIA-ISF Youth League in Phnom Penh. This youth league, however, is no ordinary youth league. Its young, enthusiastic players comprise [...]

Sola’s Story: Inclusion for deaf players brings me joy

2019-06-06T16:47:33+00:00June 6th, 2019|

Sola's Story: Inclusion for deaf players brings me joy Sixteen-year-old Sola* began playing football five years ago as a forward for her team of deaf and hearing impaired players. Currently a grade 10 student,  Sola cannot believe the positive impact sport is having on her physical and mental health and the joy [...]

Hong Kong Football Club Tour: The power of football to unite

2019-06-06T16:49:44+00:00June 4th, 2019|

The Hong Kong Football Club's trip to Cambodia demonstrates the power of football to unite Cambodian children’s charity Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) recently welcomed 78 junior soccer players from the internationally renowned Hong Kong Football Club (HKFC) to complete in the 8th consecutive annual tournament co-hosted between the two organisations on 2 [...]

It’s never too late to learn how to read

2019-06-25T16:35:09+00:00June 1st, 2019|

It’s never too late to learn how to read At the age of 63, Yoat Lim is discovering a whole new lease of life thanks to her local community library which has not only given her books to read but given her the tools she needed to learn how to read. Lim [...]

ISF Life Skills Course prepares students for life outside the classroom

2019-05-30T15:09:47+00:00May 29th, 2019|

ISF Life Skills Course prepares students for life outside the classroom In January 2019, we commenced our ISF Life Skills Course, a pilot project, with the intent of preparing our students for life beyond school and to impart capability in the form of the required skills, knowledge, experience, judgement, temperament and values [...]

Extracurricular field trip to Phnom Pros Phnom Srei brings history to life

2019-06-25T17:31:54+00:00May 22nd, 2019|

Extracurricular field trip to Phnom Pros Phnom Srei brings history to life On 20 May 2019, a group of students from ISF’s Education Centre in Chbar Ampov embarked on an educational field trip to to Phnom Pros Phnom Srei which translates as Man Hill and Woman Hill respectively. Located over 100km outside [...]

AIA-ISF Youth League – Latest results

2019-06-14T11:26:01+00:00May 20th, 2019|

AIA-ISF Youth League - Latest results The AIA-ISF Youth League 2018/19 launched on 9 December 2018 for a new, 6-month season.  The league is a joint effort between ISF and AIA (Cambodia) Life Insurance Plc (“AIA Cambodia”) with technical support from AIA’s Global Principal Partner Tottenham Hotspur Football Club (“Spurs”). The league [...]