Author: Kaia Smith

Posted on: May 10, 2019 Posted by: Kaia Smith Comments: 0

New Perspectives from Cambodia-Ireland Exchange

This year’s Cambodia to Ireland Exchange, made possible by the Irish National Teacher’s Organization (INTO), was an invaluable opportunity for participants from both countries to gain cultural awareness, learn from different perspectives and approaches, and build upon and create relationships across borders. 2 PEPY staff members, Dena By and Konnitha …

Posted on: April 1, 2019 Posted by: Kaia Smith Comments: 0

Former Scholarship student Sochea on the Importance of Giving Back

Sochea Khoeut is a former PEPY Scholarship student from 2014 who is studying International Relations and working as a project coordinator at The Heritage Hub of Cambodian Living Arts, an organization that supports and promotes much of the Cambodian culture that was lost during the Khmer Rouge period. Not only …

Posted on: March 7, 2019 Posted by: Kaia Smith Comments: 0

Students Build Confidence and Knowledge Through Creative Writing

Last week, Writing Through, an organization that teaches conceptual writing in order to increase confidence, creativity, and critical thinking skills, came to deliver a Taking Risks workshop at the PEPY Learning Center. Students learned from and enjoyed these sessions a lot – they were able to express themselves creatively, talk …

Posted on: December 27, 2018 Posted by: Kaia Smith Comments: 0

Meet some of PEPY’s newest Scholarship Students!

PEPY’s Promotion 7 Scholarship students have been in Siem Reap City for almost two months, and now that they’ve settled in are happy to share about their thoughts and experiences so far. They were asked about their challenges, why they wanted a PEPY Scholarship, and their short- and long-term goals. …

Posted on: November 26, 2018 Posted by: Kaia Smith Comments: 0

Extracurricular Activities Promote Open Minds

With a PEPY Scholarship, students receive a wide range of capacity building classes and opportunities that ensure that they develop not only their hard and soft skills, but also their creativity, critical thinking, and global/social awareness. In addition to regular English, ICT, and soft skill classes, Scholarship students also visit …