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 [...]
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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 [...]
November 11, 2018: Harpswell welcomed Bridget McIntosh, Country Director at EnergyLab, Cambodia. Ms. McIntosh spoke to students about her career, her education as an environmental engineer and business school graduate and her current position at EnergyLab, which works to support the growth of the clean energy market. The students were inspired to hear about [...]
November 5, 2018: Yesterday, Harpswell students attended a leadership seminar led by Harpswell Country Director, Samneang Moul. The seminar focused on the concept of “common shared meaning.” The discussion began with a case study of Arogya Bhagins, the founder of the Self-Employed Women’s Association, a women’s trade union in India. Samneang linked this model of [...]
November 1, 2018: This past weekend, second-year students participated in debate competitions at both the TT dorm and BT dorm, after completing their core curriculum classes in debate. The teams had one week to prepare research on three debate topics: China’s one-child policy, salaries for expatriates in Cambodia, and social democracy as a form [...]
October 31, 2018: On Sunday, new students at the BT dorm experienced their first Harpswell Halloween. Leadership Resident Basye Peek explained the history of Halloween and organized a spooky evening of horror movies, face painting, and games.
October 29, 2018: We are delighted to announce that Marie Eckstein, longtime Harpswell friend and Advisory Board member, is joining the Harpswell Foundation Board of Trustees. Marie, who has over 35 years of global business experience, co-founded Red Dirt Road in Cambodia with Harpswell founder Alan Lightman in 2012. Red Dirt Road benefits impoverished women [...]
October 22, 2018: Harpswell students had an exciting and busy week of welcoming their new peers, attending a leadership seminar, and meeting with a Harpswell sponsor. On Sunday, Harpswell students attended a leadership seminar led by Harpswell’s Executive Director, Alison Pavia, and her sister Phillipa Pavia. Alison and Phillipa explained their family’s history and [...]