AIA-ISF Youth League – Latest results

2019-05-23T15:14:10+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 [...]

Access to education & sport changed Puna’s life

2019-05-24T11:09:59+00:00May 17th, 2019|

Access to education & sport changed Puna's life 19-year old Puna grew up in extreme poverty where there was constant livelihood and food insecurity at home which meant that she missed out on an education and a childhood for the first ten years of her life. Today, she has overcome the odds [...]

ISF’s Employment Support opens doors for students

2019-05-17T14:01:31+00:00May 10th, 2019|

ISF’s Employment Support opens doors for Bunthai and Pong Kun Bunthai and Lun Pong are two young men that demonstrate what a difference an education can make - even a short education. Both Bunthai and Pong joined ISF as Catch-up Education students catching up on missed education and later integrated into state [...]

Advancing women’s economic empowerment in Cambodia

2019-05-24T16:03:55+00:00April 29th, 2019|

Advancing women's economic empowerment in Cambodia In Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, 25% of the population live under the poverty line of $1.90 per day. Of the city's urban, poor inhabitants,  50% live on less than $1 a day. A lack of education and access to resources means many are trapped in a cycle [...]

Soap for Hope: Reducing health and sanitation-related risks

2019-05-24T16:12:44+00:00April 27th, 2019|

Soap for Hope: Reducing health and sanitation-related risks Fifty-five year old Ok Sokoan is a single mother of three who has faced more adversary than most in her life. While two of her children live under her small galvanized roof in a slum community outside of Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh, her youngest [...]

Education and football give Be the tools to build a better life

2019-05-24T16:05:46+00:00April 10th, 2019|

Education and football give Be the tools to build a better life Sixteen-year-old Be, an only child living in a poor urban community of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, joined ISF’s Education Programme in 2011. From the onset, Be was interested in playing football but knew that girls from her background typically don’t play [...]

Education first, football second for star player Sreyda

2019-04-11T17:05:34+00:00April 9th, 2019|

Education first, football second for star player Sreyda At ten years of age, Sreyda* left her home in Takeo Province to move to Phnom Penh with her older sister who hoped that ISF’s Catch-Up Education Programme could offer her sibling a chance at receiving a quality education.  Sreyda is one of nine [...]

Ten-year-old Ratha dreams big

2019-04-12T10:18:33+00:00April 6th, 2019|

Ten-year-old Ratha dreams big Ten-year-old Ratha* used to kick a football about with his friends and dreamt of one day leaving his rural hometown in Cambodian’s southern Prey Veng Province to become a professional football player and play for a real team. Although Ratha did leave his village it was because his [...]

Football for social good: coach training

2019-04-01T15:30:11+00:00April 1st, 2019|

Football for social good: coach training Locations: Phnom Penh (March 18 - 22, 2019) Prey Veng Province (April 1 – 5, 2019) Last month, we launched a pilot outreach project to empower coaches in rural areas to provide access to sport and learning to socially disadvantaged children in Cambodia. Coaches in three [...]

Bicycles break down barriers to education in Cambodia

2019-04-02T14:16:05+00:00March 30th, 2019|

Bicycles break down barriers to education in Cambodia In Cambodia, distance is often a barrier to accessing education. Children, who often bear the brunt of many domestic chores, arrive late and tired at school after their long journey and inevitably fall behind. By providing bicycles to children who must travel long distances [...]

Community Development: ISF libraries get computers

2019-04-02T16:03:48+00:00March 20th, 2019|

Community Development: ISF libraries get computers We work closely with community and village leaders to make sure our education centres do not exist in a vacuum, but serve to lift up the wider community. Our goal is to create a good foundation for the children in our programme and opportunities for their [...]

Skills Exhibition for Career Development

2019-04-04T10:07:41+00:00March 16th, 2019|

Employment Support: PSE Skill Exhibition On the 15th of March 2019, seven 12th grade students from ISF attended a skill exhibition at PSE. By attending this events the students: Receive more information about different skills, so that it can help them decide their career pathway after grade 12. Understand more about each [...]