Women’s education and visionary leadership are the best hope for Cambodia’s future.
The majority of university qualified women from rural areas cannot
pursue higher education, as there is no university housing in Phnom Penh.
Harpswell alumnae are advancing quickly in their careers and public life.
We provide a safe, supportive home and and a curriculum focused on
critical thinking and leadership training exceptional young university women.
Harpswell students enjoy cultural exploration, community and friendship.
Harpswell students join a sisterhood of support, guidance, and inspiration.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Cambodian Minister of Women's Affairs Ing Kantha Phavi with Harpswell students.
Harpswell women are chosen for their intelligence, ambition and leadership potential.
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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, inspiring positive social change
of alumnae feel that Harpswell has helped them become a leader

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