Sarakk Rith - Executive Director
Sarakk has been PEPY's ED since 2015. Growing up, he faced many challenges getting an education, so he wants to ensure that other students won’t face the same situation. Sarakk has been involved in a wide array of educational initiatives and conferences throughout Cambodia, the USA, Ireland, Vietnam, and Laos. Sarakk finished his Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Build Bright University in 2016.
Kimsru Duth - Programs Manager
Kimsru feels lucky to work with a passionate team to inspire young Cambodians to dream big and become role models in their communities. Kimsru has participated in various YSEALI programs in the USA, Malaysia, and Thailand, as well as a roundtable with the Obama Foundation in Singapore. Kimsru has an MA in International Development, Environment & Conflict from Dublin City University.
Konnitha Sien - Finance & Admin Manager
Konnitha has been working with PEPY Empowering Youth for over 7 years. She has a bachelor's in Finance and Banking from the University of South East Asia and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Accounting.
Kaia Smith - Communications & PR Manager
Kaia comes to PEPY with various experiences with educational equality initiatives, social justice, and program management. She has an MSc from the London School of Economics in Inequalities and Social Science.
Manin Oem - IT Coordinator
Manin joined PEPY in 2012 and has used his IT skills to support the Communications Department and facilitated ICT lessons to PEPY Scholarship students. He is proud to help younger generations to improve their technological capacities and help them get skilled jobs. He has his bachelor’s in Computer Science, and is currently studying for a master’s degree in General Management at the University of South East-Asia.
Channa Kev - Scholarship Project Coordinator
Channa, a former PEPY scholarship student, majored in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Build Bright University, Siem Reap. Channa’s dream is to see his community grow. It pushes Channa to work harder at PEPY in order to contribute to young people having similar opportunities as him.
Savoeng Skut - Dream Management Project Coordinator
Savoeng is a former PEPY scholarship student and oversees all Dream Project activities while being based in Kralanh, where he facilitates regular Dream Classes. Savoeng graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Management from Build Bright University (BBU), Siem Reap.
Kim Ann Khlang - Youth Empowerment Officer
Kim Ann is originally from a farming family in Kralanh, Siem Reap province. She is the only one in her family who was able to pursue higher education through PEPY’s Scholarship Program. She is pursuing a Tourism Management Degree at Build Bright University. In the future, she hopes to pursue her master’s degree abroad.
Sokpheaktra Thy - Accounting Assistant
Sokpheaktra’s parents are farmers from Kralanh and have worked hard to earn money to support their children's education. Sokpheaktra received a scholarship from PEPY in 2013 to study Accounting at Vanda Institute, which she continues to pursue while working at PEPY. “I’d like to give a million thanks to myself, my parents, relatives, PEPY, and friends who have supported me. I wouldn’t be here without them.”
Dena By - Dream Management Project Officer
Dena sees her job as an opportunity to improve others' lives through education. She spends a lot of time visiting her students’ communities and homes to raise awareness of PEPY’s activities and to understand students’ contexts; she finds this very useful to learn and to push parents to value education. Dena finished her bachelor’s degree at Vanda Institute in Accounting.
Soury Phonn - English Teacher
Soury was a PEPY scholarship student in 2014, and has been PEPY’s English Teacher since 2017. “PEPY students motivate me to work hard and develop effective methods to maximize learning and motivation,” she said.
Chhunnay Bin - ICT Teaching Assistant
Chhunnay is from Kralanh. He moved to Siem Reap in 2016 as a PEPY scholarship student to study law at the University of South-East Asia. Chhunnay is very excited about the opportunity to have this job because he can use his skills to support Cambodian youth, and he hopes that he can help his community to increase its educational and technological capacities in the future.
Sokhum Khik - Cleaner
Sokhum lives in a village about 5 Km from Siem Reap town with 5 other family members. Due to the war in Cambodia she only studied until grade 3. However, she can read and write in Khmer very well. She was married at the age of 30 and has two sons and one daughter. She and her husband are working hard to financially support their children, “because I think only education can help my children have bright futures,” she says. She has been working as PEPY’s cleaner since 2014.