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Our inclusive Football Programme, shortlisted for the 2018 Beyond Sport Sport for Health and Well-being Award,  provides over 4,000 boys, girls and young adults of all abilities with the opportunity to enjoy their youth and participate in children’s football in Cambodia. We work with state schools and NGOs in over eight provinces to develop grassroots football for severely disadvantaged children.

However, our Football Programme is about more than the joy of sport. It provides children with necessary knowledge and life skills to help them grow into happy and healthy adults. ISF and its coaches use training sessions as an important vehicle for social change and utilise coaches as pos­itive role models for young players who often lack them. Our Football Programme is sustainable and able to grow to meet the needs of the local communities.

In 2016, we opened the ISF Sports Ground, a purpose-built football field in Phnom Penh. It comprises two full-sized grass football fields (109×72m and 103×65m), an all-weather futsal pitch (30×21m), toilet and changing facilities, free parking and shading for spectators.

ISF Extends Healthcare Benefits During Covid-19

2020-10-23T10:08:05+07:00October 6th, 2020|

ISF Extends Healthcare Benefits During Covid-19 Stacked rubbish, poor sanitation, and lack of access to healthcare are some of the biggest problems in the urban slum communities we serve. In fact, inadequate drainage in a community near our Chbar Ampov campus regularly forces residents to flee rising waste-infused waters during the rainy [...]

Coming Back Strong – Our All Abilities Football Event

2020-09-30T16:21:01+07:00September 30th, 2020|

Coming Back Strong – Our All Abilities Football Event “Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand.” We have always believed in these words [...]

Why It’s So Important Now To Use Sports to Create Social Impact

2020-09-30T15:33:24+07:00September 30th, 2020|

Why It’s So Important Now To Use Sports to Create Social Impact “Football is fun, but it can be more than that too,” says Samedy Yin, head of ISF’s football programme. “There are ways we can use it to learn and teach about social issues, such as drug and alcohol use, domestic violence [...]

Say Hello to Seiha, a Compassionate Powerhouse

2020-07-29T11:10:30+07:00July 27th, 2020|

Say Hello to Seiha, a Compassionate Powerhouse Seiha Kong is a powerhouse, one of the strong pillars on which many an ISF achievement has rested. She joined us nine years ago in 2011 as the Operations Manager of our first education centre in Steung Meanchey. A year later, she then took [...]

WATCH: We’re Still a Team!

2020-07-02T08:57:14+07:00June 26th, 2020|

WATCH: We’re Still a Team! ISF Takes The Pitch Online Though our Football Programme is on hiatus, ISF coaches are still dedicated to their players. They are using technology creatively to keep players engaged. Without the structure of school and sports, they fear these youth may well fall into child labour [...]

ISF Increases Its Nutrition Support During the COVID-19 Crisis

2020-04-10T10:23:17+07:00April 8th, 2020|

ISF Increases Its Nutrition Support During the COVID-19 Crisis During the global COVID-19 pandemic, we have been working hard to identify how ISF Cambodia can best support our beneficiaries. Not surprisingly, food is a top priority. Even before we entered these uncertain times, nutrition assistance has been one of the bedrocks of [...]

The Benefits of Mindfulness in Times of Uncertainty

2020-04-06T12:39:20+07:00April 6th, 2020|

The Benefits of Mindfulness in Times of Uncertainty The unprecedented global COVID-19 crisis has an incredibly profound effect on mental health and wellbeing for many of us. To help its staff cope with growing uncertainty, ISF Cambodia invited Noem Chhunny for a mindfulness training session. Chunny is the co-founder of Anakot Asia, [...]

ISF Cambodia’s COVID-19 Action Plan

2020-03-17T14:35:11+07:00March 17th, 2020|

ISF Cambodia's COVID-19 Action Plan In accordance with a safety measure from Cambodia’s Ministry of Education, ISF schools will be closing until further notice to prevent the potential spread of the COVID-19 virus. We have no students or staff exhibiting symptoms of or have tested positive for the illness. Our staff have been [...]

Two Boys Find Passion and Self-Improvement Through Football

2020-03-17T14:29:50+07:00March 17th, 2020|

Two Boys Find Passion and Self-Improvement Through Football Donors who sponsor an ISF football team help some of Cambodia’s most marginalised children access their right to play, improve their health and gain confidence. Leng Vandeth* and Sok Chandara* play for a sponsored football team supported by Johnson & Johnson Medical. Before they [...]

WATCH: ISF Football Diary: Be’s Story

2020-03-12T15:32:28+07:00March 12th, 2020|

ISF Football Diary: Be's Story Be's* favourite subjects are English and Maths, but the pitch is where her heart lies. See how this young midfielder uses sport to build her own community and stay away from negative influences. ISF’s Football Programme started out with 50 players in Phnom Penh in 2007. [...]

Each Girl Was a Winner at the 2020 Goldman Sachs Gives – ISF Girls’ Tournament

2020-03-12T10:34:20+07:00March 12th, 2020|

Each Girl Was a Winner at the 2020 Goldman Sachs Gives – ISF Girls’ Tournament The day before International Women’s Day, 408 young girls assembled at ISF Sports Ground to celebrate inclusion in sport at the 2020 Goldman Sachs Gives — ISF Girls’ Football Tournament. They traveled from nine provinces to take [...]