Leadership Seminar with Harpswell Country Director, Samneang Moul

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 [...]

Leadership Seminar with Harpswell Country Director, Samneang Moul2020-02-07T00:57:34+00:00

Second-year Students Participate in Debate Competitions

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 [...]

Second-year Students Participate in Debate Competitions2020-02-07T00:59:02+00:00

New Trustee Announcement

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 [...]

New Trustee Announcement2020-02-07T01:03:30+00:00

Leadership Seminar on Women’s Empowerment and a Visit with Sponsor Elaine McKinnon

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 [...]

Leadership Seminar on Women’s Empowerment and a Visit with Sponsor Elaine McKinnon2020-02-07T01:08:34+00:00

Harpswell Welcomes Class of 2022

October 18, 2018: Students and staff welcomed the Class of 2022 and their families to Harpswell. These 19 exceptional women from 13 provinces were selected from a pool of over 220 applicants from across Cambodia. The group includes future lawyers, architects, engineers, doctors, pharmacists, a veterinarian, a food chemical engineer, mathematician, accountant, international business [...]

Harpswell Welcomes Class of 20222020-02-07T01:15:54+00:00

Harpswell Students Meet Author Menno De Block

September 30, 2018: Harpswell students met author Menno De Block to discuss his book, “Diving Deep, Going Far.” The book chronicles the lives of four young women leaders in Cambodia. Like Harpswell students, the women in the book are pursuing higher education in the city. Mr. De Block interviewed Harspwell alumnae while writing the [...]

Harpswell Students Meet Author Menno De Block2020-02-07T01:14:35+00:00

Harpswell Students Attend Social Media Workshop

October 4, 2018: Last weekend, four Harpswell students, Top Chanroth, Yarn Somphors, Mom Sambath and Ying Srey Pov, participated in social media workshop for women in Phnom Penh. The workshop, “My Voice Counts,” was organized by the DW Akademie, a German organization that provides media training. The workshop covered a range of topics, including [...]

Harpswell Students Attend Social Media Workshop2020-02-07T01:05:51+00:00

Harpswell Graduate Gives Back

September 28, 2018: We are excited to share some moving news about one of our graduates. In August, we received a large donation from Harpswell alumna, Theang Sithat, Class of 2013. Sithat’s gift marks the first time than an alumna has donated to Harpswell. Sithat studied law at the Royal University of Law and [...]

Harpswell Graduate Gives Back2020-02-07T01:04:46+00:00

Meeting with honorary Board Member Chea Veasna

September 12, 2018: Students at the TT dorm met with honorary Board Member Chea Veasna, the woman who inspired Alan Lightman to create the Harpswell Foundation. Veasna was the first woman to study law at the Royal University of Law and Economics and she is now an accomplished lawyer. When Veasna met Alan in 2004, [...]

Meeting with honorary Board Member Chea Veasna2020-02-07T01:02:35+00:00