According to the United Nations, there are 1.2 billion young people between 15-24 years old globally. From Greta Thunberg to Malala Yousafzai, youth are driving global action to address key challenges to building a sustainable, equitable, and just world. In Cambodia, young women from the Harpswell Foundation are engaged in a variety of initiatives and [...]
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Harpswell students keep busy throughout the school year. Many have internships, participate in competitions, and engage in other leadership activities for personal and professional development. We sat down with Meas Socheata ‘21 to talk about her internship at the U.S. Embassy in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Socheata supported the Front Office (FO), which included the U.S. [...]
There are many stories of Harpswell mothers supporting their daughters’ education, but not as many about fathers. Harpswell student, Chheng Usa ‘20, shares her story for Father’s Day. "My father’s name is Chheng Loch, and he is the Vice-Deputy Village Chief. Due to the Khmer Rouge regime, my father was unable to complete high school. [...]
June 8, 2020: The Harpswell Foundation stands in solidarity with the families of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and the all too many others who have lost their lives due to systemic racism in the United States and around the world. The time to end hate crimes, senseless loss of life and to reform [...]
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented numerous challenges for learning. According to UNESCO, nearly 743 million girls are out-of-school of whom more than 111 million live countries that struggled to improve girls’ access to education prior to the pandemic. School closures will likely increase school dropouts, disproportionately affecting girls. Girls who are out of school are [...]
May 4, 2020: We are happy to announce that Sia Moua has joined the Harpswell team as Communications Officer. She has more than 10 years of cross-sector experience, primarily in communications and project management roles. Sia previously volunteered with the Peace Corps in Mauritania to advance girls education and empower women. You can read [...]
April 30, 2020: The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many people to slow down as they transition to working remotely or attending school online. Alan Lightman, Harpswell’s founder, wrote in The Atlantic and then shared with Oprah Winfrey how much there is to gain from slowing down. “With the forced slowing of life granted by the [...]
February 19, 2020: Harpswell is delighted to announce that Lok Malin has joined the Harspwell Team as BT Dorm Manager. Malin joins us with over ten years of experience in grants, finance and administrative management with local and international non-profit organizations, including the Asia Foundation. Prior to joining Harpswell, Malin worked with the Bar [...]
February 15, 2020: We are excited to announce that Jojo Lam has joined Harpswell’s Board of Trustees. Jojo is currently the Chief Operating Officer at Teach For Cambodia, a non-governmental organization that empowers young Cambodians to transform lives through education. She was a Harpswell Leadership Resident from 2015-2016 and a Leadership Residency advisor from [...]
February 4, 2020: Last month, we were pleased to welcome Ms. Seema Hingorani and Ms. Stacy Sims to Harpswell to lead a seminar on women’s leadership and mindfulness. Ms. Hingorani, Managing Director of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, is also the founder and chair of Girls Who Invest. Her organization is dedicated to increasing the number [...]