November 27, 2019: Country Director Moul Samneang's extraordinary story was featured in a long piece in the Chicago Tribune. The piece describes Samneang's journey from a refugee camp in Thailand to the 2019 Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, where she represented Harpswell. Read the full story at https://bit.ly/2LjPXV6.
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November 1, 2019: We are pleased to share that Clara Péron, one of Harpswell’s first leadership residents in Cambodia, has joined the Harpswell Foundation's Board of Trustees. Clara’s 20-year career spans the public, private and social sectors. She is the founder of Value for Good, a specialized social impact consultancy based in Berlin that helps clients across the [...]
October 7, 2019: We are proud to share that Harpswell alumna Menghun Kaing is pursuing a master's degree at the University of Chicago's Harris School of Public Policy as an Obama Scholar. At the University of Chicago, Menghun aims to deepen her knowledge in the areas of economic development and women's economic empowerment. Menghun [...]
September 18, 2019: Last week, Dr. Aisyah Saad’s visited Harspwell to lead a two-day workshop on technology, PowerPoint presentations, social media and video production for students and staff. While this was Dr. Saad’s first visit to our dorms in Cambodia, she is no stranger to Harpswell. For the past three years, Dr. Saad expertly led workshops on [...]
September 5, 2019: This past week, Harpswell students and alumnae attended the final session of their mentoring initiative, "Mentors for Mentees’ Future," at Mesang High School in Prey Veng province. The Harpswell student-led initiative aims to inspire local high school students to pursue higher education and to connect them with a Harpswell mentor to [...]
Former LR Sara Worsfold reflects on her experience at Harpswell: "Before joining Harpswell, I was teaching in Slovakia under a Fulbright Scholarship and was urged by a former LR and professor of mine to look in to the Harpswell Foundation. Reviewing the mission of Harpswell, I immediately knew it was where I was meant to [...]
Former LR Basye Peek reflects on her experience at Harpswell: "I had the honor of serving as the BT Dorm LR from August 2018 to January 2019. When I think about my time Harpswell, I often remember the familiar rhythms of a day: warm smiles on the way to the kitchen, the stacks of [...]
July 9, 2019: On June 30, we celebrated the graduation of 17 bright, accomplished young women from the Harpswell Class of 2019. Staff, students, alumnae, Leadership Residents, families, and friends gathered together at the TT dorm for the special occasion, which included speeches, music, dance, and food. Reflecting on the ceremony, one Harpswell student [...]
June 17, 2019: On Saturday, 22 young women from the ten ASEAN countries and Nepal arrived at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) to attend the third annual Harpswell ASEAN Program in Women’s Leadership. We also welcomed back three program alumnae, who will help facilitate discussions and build the alumnae network. During the eleven-day program, participants will [...]
June 8, 2019: In May, Yary Keo, Harpswell ’20, attended the Temasek Foundation International Aviation Forum at Singapore University of Technology & Design. During the five-day conference, she learned about drones and design innovation, explored Singapore, and met participants from around the globe.