Vocational training transforms a set back into success for Lynha

2019-07-09T15:32:23+07:00July 9th, 2019|

Vocational training transforms a set back into success for Lynha Despite failing her high school exams, student Lynha is on her way to an Associate Degree and a career in accounting thanks to ISF’s Employment Support. This project was designed in response to a growing need for Cambodian youth to learn vocational [...]

Sarim’s story: Coaching offered a way out of poverty

2019-07-09T17:03:42+07:00July 8th, 2019|

Sarim's story: Coaching offered a way out of poverty Song Sarim, a full-time football coach here at ISF, was one of our first students to go through our Education and Football programmes in their entirety. Sarim grew up in Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey district and was 13 years old and working as [...]

Cambodian students travel to Hong Kong on language immersion trip

2019-08-13T16:28:01+07:00July 6th, 2019|

Cambodian students travel to Hong Kong on language immersion trip Earlier in the year, 40 of our students entered our English Language Speaking Contest. The contest’s final round which took place on Tuesday 29 January, saw 15 students compete for the top three places. Prizes included trophies and the opportunity to travel [...]

The AIA-ISF Youth League builds friendships as well as fitness

2019-07-08T14:07:40+07:00July 2nd, 2019|

The AIA-ISF Youth League builds friendships as well as fitness for Cambodia’s young players Thirteen-year-old Lim Piseth* is currently a grade 7 student in state school in Phnom Penh’s Stung Meanchey district. Coming from a severely disadvantaged background, Piseth grew up with little opportunity to receive an education or to play competitive [...]

Football builds confidence among HIV positive players

2019-07-17T11:37:07+07:00June 30th, 2019|

Football builds confidence among HIV positive players Savda* was just six years old when his parents passed away and he was taken in by an organisation that offered him shelter, food, an education and healthcare - which was of utmost importance as he is HIV positive. Currently in grade 11, Savda studies [...]

Saren dreams of becoming an English teacher and footballer

2019-07-08T12:29:55+07:00June 26th, 2019|

Saren dreams of becoming an English teacher and footballer 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 [...]

Books are bringing hope to Phnom Penh’s poorest communities

2019-07-05T13:53:03+07:00June 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

2019-07-05T13:53:57+07:00June 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

2019-06-28T15:39:51+07:00June 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

2019-07-05T13:44:16+07:00June 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 promotes improved health and well-being

2019-07-08T17:19:40+07:00June 13th, 2019|

AIA-ISF Youth League promotes improved health and well-being among Cambodian youth Kheng Ratha* joined ISF’s Catch-up Education Programme almost six years ago and at the same time, began playing football. Today, Ratha is in grade 8 at state school and playing football competitively in the AIA-ISF Youth League. Opportunities to receive a [...]

AIA-ISF Youth League 2018-2019 culminates in improved health and well-being

2019-07-04T09:54:58+07:00June 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 [...]