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ISF on short list for global award in New York

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Indochina Starfish Foundation provides education, healthcare and access to sport to some of Cambodia’s most disadvantaged and marginalised youth. Photo supplied

ISF on short list for global award in New York

Local NGO Indochina Starfish Foundation (ISF) has been officially shortlisted for Beyond Sport’s Sport for Health and Well Being Award, being selected from over 400 applications from 100 odd countries, covering more than 50 sports

The shortlist recognises innovative work from organisations and individuals creating positive social impact in communities around the world through sport.

One of ISF’s star players and coach 23-year old Tith Sovannara has also been shortlisted among five others for the Courageous Use of Sport Award, supported by World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)

On September 12, representatives from ISF will attend the 10th annual Beyond Sport Global Awards ceremony at One World Observatory at One World Trade, New York, where the winners of each category will be announced.

ISF’s work centres on providing quality education, healthcare and access to sport and play to some of Cambodia’s most disadvantaged and marginalised youth.

Through their Sport for Social Impact project, ISF teaches over 1,600 young people about health and wellbeing, and provides a safe space for marginalised children to be physically active, make friends and have fun; all of which contribute to their mental and physical wellbeing.

The Courageous Use of Sport Award shines a “spotlight on the individuals who are a driving force behind social change”, said Stephanie McMahon, WWE chief brand officer.

Speaking of the shortlist, ISF’s country manager Vicheka Chourp, said that she is “honoured to see ISF’s work in community-based football for social change being recognised at such a prestigious and international forum”.

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