Students perform a traditional Apsara dance.
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.
Students are chosen for their intelligence, ambition and leadership potential.
We provide a safe, supportive home and supplemental
leadership training for these exceptional young university women.
Harpswell alumnae are advancing quickly in their careers and public life.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Cambodian Minister of Women's Affairs Ing Kantha Phavi pose with Harpswell students
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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.

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Facts and Figures:

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

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

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