February 15, 2019: Students took a break from studying for exams yesterday to celebrate Valentine's Day with leadership residents at the TT dorm, and this is their report: “Today is a very special day where all the sisters came together to celebrate the day of love at TT Dorm. The event started at 8:30 [...]
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January 22, 2019: On Saturday, Harpswell celebrated Parents’ Day at the TT dormitory. Parents’ Day is celebrated by Harpswell every other year. Over 100 Harpswell parents and relatives traveled to the dorm for the celebration, with some parents traveling for more than six hours. It was a special day for families, students and staff. [...]
January 14, 2019: This past weekend, Harpswell students, alumnae and staff came together to celebrate the annual Harpswell alumnae weekend. Celebrations began Saturday evening with an alumnae dinner. Over 70 alumnae, together with their partners and babies, journeyed from all over Cambodia to gather at the Orchidee Restaurant in Phnom Penh. It was a [...]
December 31, 2018: Students rang in 2019 at the TT dorm with an evening of dinner, music, games, and movies. Leadership Resident Sara Worsford led a discussion on setting goals and helped students to brainstorm personal goals for 2019. Harpswell wishes our students, alumnae, and friends a Happy New Year.
December 28, 2018: On Sunday, students at the TT dorm enjoyed an early Christmas celebration. The evening, organized by Leadership Residents Maggie Murphy and Sara Worsford, included dinner, a gift exchange, homemade oatmeal cookies, and dancing. It was a special evening for first year students, who had never celebrated Christmas before. =
December 15, 2018: Last Sunday, students gathered together for a leadership seminar with Mr. H.E. Veng Sereyvuth, Chair of the Board of Trustees at the University of Panasatra. Prior to becoming Board Chair, Mr. Sereyvuth served as the Minister of Tourism from 1989 to 2013. He spoke about his work and the many obstacles that [...]
December 4, 2018: Harpswell’s Honorary Board Member, Veasna Chea, was recently named one of BBC’s most inspiring and influential women of 2018. Veasna is not only a board member, but is also the inspiration behind Harpswell. When Harpswell's Founder Alan Lightman met Veasna in 2004, she explained that she had lived in a crawl space [...]
As 2018 comes to a close, we at the Harpswell Foundation wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season. We invite you to read our December newsletter to learn about the many accomplishments of our talented students and alumnae this past year: http://www.harpswellfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Harpswell-December-Holiday-Newsletter.pdf
November 20, 2018: This past week, students, alumnae and Leadership Residents participated in early Thanksgiving celebrations. The festivities included preparing and enjoying a meal of turkey and mashed potatoes, taste-testing pumpkin and apple pies, and sharing what they are grateful for. Reflecting on her Thanksgiving celebration, one student said “the most important thing is that [...]
November 19, 2018: Last Saturday, Leadership Resident Basye Peek and the new BT dormitory students spent the afternoon exploring Phnom Penh. They visited the Royal Palace, checked out Phnom Penh’s “Cat Café” and learned about the city’s bus system. Many of the first-year students had never visited Phnom Penh before and it was a great [...]