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Panha Uses Mentorship to Advance His University Studies

2020-05-29T15:45:46+07:00May 29th, 2020|

Panha Uses Mentorship to Advance His University Studies Panha is one of ISF’s most dedicated students. He’s currently receiving our support as he studies in university with a dual major in English language and Architecture. His mother, Chenda is also very much involved in our organisation. She runs an ISF community library [...]

ISF Parent Reveals How COVID-19 Has Impacted Her Family

2020-05-29T10:36:01+07:00May 29th, 2020|

ISF Parent Reveals How COVID-19 Has Impacted Her Family Recently, one of our exceptional social workers sat down with Toek Channy. This ISF student’s mother, to speak about how the COVID-19 crisis has affected her family. Usually she spends her days selling home-made cakes on the streets of Phnom Penh, but, with many [...]

Creating a World First – Social Distance Football!

2020-05-18T09:58:21+07:00May 18th, 2020|

Creating a World First – Social Distance Football! In a crisis it is the poor who are usually most vulnerable; COVID-19 is no exception. The Cambodian Government has closed schools down to prevent the spread of the virus, but parents who are poor still have to work. In rural Cambodia, extended family [...]

Turning ISF Coaches into Champions, Locally and Globally

2020-05-18T09:59:20+07:00May 18th, 2020|

Turning ISF Coaches into Champions, Locally and Globally While there has been no official lockdown in Cambodia of the kind many countries have faced, the Government has closed schools and forbade organised sports as precautionary measures. Extreme restrictions have also been placed on international travel. It seems to be working, since Cambodia [...]

VIDEO: ISF Kicks off Workout at Home with a Cause with a Plank Challenge

2020-05-08T15:03:59+07:00May 8th, 2020|

ISF Takes a Plank Challenge ISF kicked off its Workout at Home for a Cause fundraiser with a plank challenge. This isometric exercise is performed by maintaining a position similar to a push-up and increases core strength. Eleven energetic ISF staff from multiple departments took to our Steung Meanchey school football [...]

Monireth Brings Home the Gold at ISF’s English Speaking Contest

2020-05-07T11:58:01+07:00May 7th, 2020|

Monireth Brings Home the Gold at ISF’s English Speaking Contest Monireth* was the winner of ISF’s most recent English Speaking Contest, held in December 2019. Her competition-winning speech focused on how access to education has changed her life. She considers English fluency an important currency in Cambodia’s emerging labour market. The lucrative [...]

Two Families Use Education to Build a Post-Coronavirus Future

2020-05-07T11:58:34+07:00May 7th, 2020|

Two Families Use Education to Build a Post-Coronavirus Future Two families in one of Phnom Penh’s urban poor communities are weathering COVID-19 crisis through education. In the best of times, most households in Moul Village live on 10 to 13 dollars per day. Though as businesses shutter and jobs disappear during the [...]

Take-Home Lessons Ensure ISF Students Continue to Learn

2020-04-10T10:35:07+07:00April 10th, 2020|

Take-Home Lessons Ensure ISF Students Continue to Learn While our educational facilities are closed, ISF teachers are preparing course work for students to complete at home. Most of our students have missed significant amounts of their education or have never been to school. They had been excluded from regular schooling by food [...]

ISF Increases Its Nutrition Support During the COVID-19 Crisis

2020-04-10T10:23:17+07:00April 8th, 2020|

ISF Increases Its Nutrition Support During the COVID-19 Crisis During the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working hard to identify how ISF Cambodia can best support our beneficiaries. Not surprisingly, food is a top priority. Even before we entered these uncertain times, nutrition assistance has been one of the bedrocks of [...]

The Benefits of Mindfulness in Times of Uncertainty

2020-04-06T12:39:20+07:00April 6th, 2020|

The Benefits of Mindfulness in Times of Uncertainty The unprecedented global COVID-19 crisis has an incredibly profound effect on mental health and wellbeing for many of us. To help its staff cope with growing uncertainty, ISF Cambodia invited Noem Chhunny for a mindfulness training session. Chunny is the co-founder of Anakot Asia, [...]

ISF Cambodia’s COVID-19 Action Plan

2020-03-17T14:35:11+07:00March 17th, 2020|

ISF Cambodia's COVID-19 Action Plan In accordance with a safety measure from Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, ISF schools will be closing until further notice to prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. We have no students or staff exhibiting symptoms of or have tested positive for the illness. Our staff have been [...]

Two Boys Find Passion and Self-Improvement Through Football

2020-03-17T14:29:50+07:00March 17th, 2020|

Two Boys Find Passion and Self-Improvement Through Football Donors who sponsor an ISF football team help some of Cambodia’s most marginalised children access their right to play, improve their health and gain confidence. Leng Vandeth* and Sok Chandara* play for a sponsored football team supported by Johnson & Johnson Medical. Before they [...]