Category: Stories

Posted on: June 30, 2015 Posted by: Keshini Mauree Comments: 0

Voeut – A pioneering scholarship student

In 2012, Voeut became one of our first scholarship students. Voeut, like all our scholarship students, is from Kralanh, and moved to Siem Reap in order to continue his studies at university and the PEPY Empowering Youth Learning Center. Voeut is currently in his third year of studies at Build …

Posted on: May 25, 2015 Posted by: Dana Bidnall Comments: 0

An exchange of learning, ideas, and inspiration

In late 2013 we established an educational partnership with Donabate Portrane Educate Together National School (DPETNS), part of the Educate Together National School system in Ireland. Since then, members of Balbriggan Educate Together National School (BETNS) have also become involved in the partnership. The partnership works to enhance the teaching and …

Posted on: April 9, 2015 Posted by: Dana Bidnall Comments: 0

Learning new skills at Skills Fair

On March 31, we held our third Skills Fair at Kralanh High School. Skills Fair aims to creates awareness of opportunities beyond high school and connects students with a variety of organizations to learn about options for university and vocational school, future job prospects and the skills required to obtain …

Posted on: January 19, 2015 Posted by: Admin Comments: 0

PEPY Ride X from the eyes of a rider

Guest post by Megan Skinner. In January 2014, a small group of dusty cyclists rolled into The Vine resort near Kep, having just completed the PEPY Ride IX. I was one of them. In January 2015, a larger, and somehow even dustier, group of cyclists tipped up at the same …

Posted on: March 18, 2014 Posted by: Amy McLoughlin Comments: 0

Fun Run Fundraising for Cambodia

PEPY supporters DPETNS, a school in Ireland, have just completed a creative and inspirational fundraising event for our work in rural Cambodia. PEPY would like to say a HUGE thank you for DPETNS’s fantastic support for our work. Guest blog post from Colm Byrne, teacher at DPETNS: Our ‘Run To …

Posted on: November 8, 2013 Posted by: Jenna Ke Comments: 0

Parents and students optimistic about education

One of the goals of PEPY’s scholarship program is to change rural attitudes on education by creating role models. We work in the Kralanh district, where a majority of families are subsistence rice farmers. Under pressure from their families, many students drop out of school and migrate to Thailand to …

Posted on: October 28, 2013 Posted by: Amy McLoughlin Comments: 0

AUW Scholarship Students Graduate

When Kimsru first applied for a scholarship to study at the Asian University for Women (AUW), she barely understood English and did not even know where Bangladesh was. 5 years later, Kimsru has given a speech at the same symposium as Muhammad Yunus, writes English articles on social issues, and …

Posted on: September 26, 2013 Posted by: Amy McLoughlin Comments: 0

PEPY Vision Starts at Home

Our vision is a future where all young Cambodians are empowered to achieve their dreams. And when we say all, we mean all. Not just the students in the schools we work with in Kralanh District, but students across the country. And not just students either, all young Cambodians. Therefore, …

Posted on: July 26, 2013 Posted by: Melissa Chungfat Comments: 0

Students’ first Dream Talk

Six Dream Class students delivered professional presentations at the first ever Dream Talk! During the dream classes throughout the year, young people are provided a forum to identify and discuss their dreams and challenges they’ll need to overcome. The support includes career resources, mentorship and group workshops. In the past, …