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Under the Khmer Rouge, more than 1 million The following year the foundation built its first dorm in Phnom Penh to house college-age wom- Cambodians were killed in the second half of the en. A second dorm opened in 2009. Together they 1970s, and others died of malnutrition or disease. house more than 80 young women, giving them a Many of those who were killed were well-educated safe, secure place to live. While young men can stay at Cambodians. The Khmer Rouge “destroyed all sense Buddhist pagodas while they attend university, young of community and civic mindedness, leaving a kind of every-man-for-himself mentality,” Lightman says. women have no comparable alternative. The goal of the Harpswell Foundation is “helping Demand for such housing is huge. “There are milthe country, not helping the individual student. We try lions of poor girls who need help,” Lightman says. Because there is no way the foundation can help to find agents of change” who can then assist others them all, it selects the cream of the crop, visiting about in their country, creating a multiplier effect, he says. 50 high schools around the country to speak with their top prospects. While many girls have exceptional grades, Lightman relies on one crucial question when deciding who the foundation will assist: “What would you like to do with your life?” The vast majority of the girls say they would like to get a good job and help their families, and although that is laudable, it’s not enough to get them in the door at a Harpswell dorm. Instead Lightman focuses on those who have a broader perspective, and want to do things such as raising the level of education in Cambodia or fighting sex trafficking or poverty. The girls who are chosen to stay in the dorms “have a vision alan lightman, founder of the Harpswell Foundation, of helping the whole. That is very rare,” he says. has lunch with students.



International Educator - January/February 2012

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International Educator - January/February 2012
Contents
From the Editors
Front Lines
In Brief
Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
Finding a Home in Higher Education
Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
New York University Becomes a Global Network University
International Education Fairs
Education Abroad
A View From Out Here
In Focus
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Cover2
International Educator - January/February 2012 - Contents
International Educator - January/February 2012 - From the Editors
International Educator - January/February 2012 - 3
International Educator - January/February 2012 - Front Lines
International Educator - January/February 2012 - 5
International Educator - January/February 2012 - 6
International Educator - January/February 2012 - 7
International Educator - January/February 2012 - 8
International Educator - January/February 2012 - 9
International Educator - January/February 2012 - In Brief
International Educator - January/February 2012 - 11
International Educator - January/February 2012 - 12
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Voices: Rollins College President Lewis Duncan
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Finding a Home in Higher Education
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Promoting Peace Th Rough Partnerships
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - New York University Becomes a Global Network University
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - International Education Fairs
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - Education Abroad
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International Educator - January/February 2012 - A View From Out Here
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