Women’s education and visionary leadership are the best hope for Cambodia’s future.
The majority of qualified young rural women in Cambodia are blocked
from higher education as there is no university housing.
We provide a safe, supportive home and supplemental
leadership training for these exceptional young university women.
Students are chosen for their intelligence, ambition and leadership potential.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Cambodian Minister of Women's Affairs Ing Kantha Phavi pose with Harpswell students
Harpswell alumnae are advancing quickly in their careers and public life.
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The Harpswell Foundation’s mission is to equip young women in Southeast Asia with leadership skills, education, and a supportive network.

We envision a new generation of women leaders who create and inspire positive social change.


Facts and Figures:

Harpswell graduates include lawyers, journalists, engineers, teachers, professors, government staff, bankers, business entrepreneurs and NGO executives.

of current students are the first generation in their families to attend university
of graduates report obtaining advanced degrees; over 33% of graduates have studied abroad
of graduates work in the public or non-profit sectors
of alumnae and 91% of students feel that Harpswell has helped them become a leader

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