Ratannak’s journey to state school in Cambodia

2019-01-04T15:12:53+00:00January 14th, 2019|

Every October, ISF’s teachers organise final exams all the students in our Catch-up Education Programme to take evaluate their abilities and ascertain if they are ready to enter Cambodian state school. In 2018, we had 25 students from our Chbar Ampov Education Centre graduate from the programme and enter state school. We will continue to [...]

AIA-ISF Youth League – Latest results

2019-01-09T15:45:32+00:00January 9th, 2019|

AIA-ISF Youth League 2018/2019: 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 offers boys and [...]

A balance between employment and education

2019-01-04T15:19:59+00:00January 7th, 2019|

Chan* joined ISF’s Education Programme at the age of 10 in grade 1. Currently a state school student in grade 9, he wishes to finish his education but earlier this year seemed doubtful as he was struggling with the cost of daily living expenses. Chan’s parents died when he was just a baby and he [...]

Putting health and well-being into focus

2019-01-04T15:05:59+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

When Ava* joined ISF Cambodia last year at the age of 11 years old she was underweight and her general health and well-being was unstable. Because of illness, she missed classes regularly. Concerned about her health and wellbeing, one ISF’s nurses identified undernutrition as the cause of her poor health and gave her vitamin pills [...]

2018: Year in review

2019-01-04T21:55:12+00:00January 2nd, 2019|

2018 has been a successful and exciting year for all of us at ISF, in Cambodia. We’ve received international recognition in the form of awards and shortlists for our Football Programme and we’ve welcomed 80 new students into our Catch-up Education Programme as well as seen many students graduate and progress to state school and [...]

Tey starts school for the first time

2019-01-09T13:16:38+00:00December 30th, 2018|

This year, nine-year-old Tey* started school for the very first time in her life. Tey and her family relocated from Svay Rieng province in south east Cambodia to Phnom Penh three years ago in search of better opportunities and education. Tey’s parents struggled to provide for their family and were only able to send one [...]

Adult Literacy Project making all the difference in Cambodia

2019-01-08T10:45:33+00:00December 27th, 2018|

Mana, 38, a mother of four living in Chbar Ampov, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, and her family are students and beneficiaries of ISF’s Education Programme. Due to illiteracy, Mana was unable to find a job outside the home and the task of financially providing for the family fell solely on her husband, a construction worker. Understanding her [...]

ISF’s Deaf Football Tournament brings marginalised children together

2019-01-09T11:07:06+00:00December 19th, 2018|

On Sunday, 16 December 2018, Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) held a Football Tournament for deaf and hearing impaired players at the ISF Sports Ground, Phnom Penh. This inclusive tournament is one of the few events of it’s kind in Cambodia which offers opportunities for youth with disabilities to play sport competitively. Currently, ISF’s inclusive Football [...]

ISF’s Cambodian Youth Employment Support

2019-01-09T13:29:15+00:00December 18th, 2018|

We developed our Employment Support for Cambodian youth because as our students grow older, often pressure to contribute to their family’s income becomes greater. This means many students can end up in low-skilled and unstable jobs without opportunities. Our support is designed to keep youth in school and to equip them with the knowledge and [...]

AIA-ISF Youth League continues to promote a healthier future

2018-12-18T20:54:43+00:00December 9th, 2018|

AIA-ISF Youth League 2018/2019: Cambodia’s Largest Community Football Programme Continues to Promote a Healthier Future Cambodia’s largest community football programme launched its 6-month youth league for a new season today at the ISF Sports Ground in Preah Theat Village, Phnom Penh. The AIA-ISF Youth league is a joint effort between local charity Indochina Starfish Foundation [...]

Experiential learning field trip: Sambo Prei Kuk temple

2019-01-10T16:36:17+00:00December 1st, 2018|

In November, our Chbar Ampov staff took 45 state school students on a field trip to Sambo Prei Kuk temple (English translation: temple in the richness of the forest) in Kampong province, located approximately 200km outside of Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh. Sambo Prei Kuk, built in the late 6th and early 7th century was declared [...]

Celtic coaches in Cambodia

2019-01-04T10:50:07+00:00November 12th, 2018|

On 18 October 2018, two coaches from CELTIC FC came to coach ISF coaches at our Education Centre in Stung Meanchey. Coaches Graham Diamond and PJ Corr covered basic skills such as passing, receiving and controlling (especially thinking ability). Twenty ISF coaches participated in the training. This is the second consecutive year we've welcomed the Celtic coaches [...]