AIA-ISF Youth League – Latest results

2019-02-21T12:52:48+00:00February 19th, 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 [...]

English Speaking Contest

2019-02-13T13:46:03+00:00January 30th, 2019|

On Tuesday, 29 January 2019, 15 students from ISF’s two Education Centres competed in the final round of ISF’s English Speaking Contest. The contest, which took place at the Stung Meanchey Education Centre, was open to all ISF students with the aim to: Inspire students to speak more English outside their classrooms. Motivate students to [...]

ICT classes offering new skills and hope

2019-01-04T15:24:55+00:00January 28th, 2019|

Kun* joined ISF’s Catch-up Education programme in 2014 at the age of 10 at grade 1. Originally from Kampong Cham province, Cambodia, he relocated to the Kingdom's capital Phnom Penh at an early age and was raised by his sisters after his parents died when he was just three years old. Kun is currently being [...]

Sok believes education is the key to achieving goals

2019-02-13T13:45:38+00:00January 20th, 2019|

Sok* is the only child of a family of eight to have the opportunity to attend school. Due to extreme poverty, Sok’s parents weren’t able to afford to send their children to school but thanks to ISF’s Education Programme, Sok started school for the first time at age 10 in grade 1 back in 2012. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]