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.

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.

Manin Oem- Operations Manager

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.

Kathryn McDaniel- Partnerships and Development Manager

Kathryn comes to PEPY after 2 years as a Food Security Volunteer in Peace Corps Nepal. She brings fundraising experience, having directed her own NGO chapter in the US, and is passionate about grassroots & sustainable development. She graduated from University of Redlands with a degree in Environmental Policy and Management with a 2nd major in Political Science.

Channa Kev - Learning Center Program Manager

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 - Community Student Outreach Program Manager

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.

Sokpheaktra Thy - Accounting and Admin Officer

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.”

Sreyleap Soth - Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

Soth Sreyleap grew up in Siem Reap province and finished her Bachelor Degree in Art of Management and Entrepreneurship at Build Bright University in 2016. She plans to pursue a Masters Degree in MBA in 2020. She believes in the value of education and that it can change a person's life. She is so happy to work at PEPY to be a part of developing our community alongside other young Cambodians. She believe we should dream big; being positive and believing in yourself is the key to success!

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.

Rattana Mai- Scholarship Project Officer

Rattana comes to PEPY after studying at Anjali House and recently graduated from Tompkins Cortland Community College, NY, USA. While working at PEPY, Rattana will strive to provide opportunities for students from rural areas to gain access to higher education so that they can uplift their communities. Rattana is happy to be a part of a team that works to make Cambodia a wonderful place to live.

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.

Sipou Chhoeunh- ICT Teacher

Sipou is a 2018 PEPY scholarship recipient from Kralanh District. He studies IT at the University of South-East Asia with a focus in coding and programming. Sipou is excited to be an ICT teacher and believes this opportunity will only help his skills develop. He is passionate about promoting ICT skills to Cambodian youth and helping them develop to feel excited about their computer work.

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.

Chhunnay Bin - Dream Management Project Officer

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.

Mara Chek- Dream Management Project Officer

Mara is a 2013 PEPY scholarship student who studied accounting at Vanda Institute. Since 2015, she worked for DNC tourism company as a Sale Executive and was promoted to Sale Team Leader in 2018. Mara sought work at PEPY to gain experience in the NGO field. She is excited to face new challenges in a professional setting and she is thankful for PEPY's support.

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.

Chaktokrong Chhly-Data Collector

Chaktokrong is a 2019 PEPY Learning Center graduate who studies IT at University of Southeast Asia. As PEPY's Data Collector, he contacts teachers in rural communities to request key information to support ongoing partnership studies at PEPY that look at primary and secondary barriers to education. He enjoys translating the data from Khmer to English, and he hopes that the result of his work will help improve overall education in Cambodia.

Phalla Duong- English Teaching Assistant Volunteer

Phalla is a 2019 PEPY Learning Center graduate and is pursuing her English Teaching degree through TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) at Pannasastra University. Phalla is supported by SEA Foundation's Scholarship, allowing her to volunteer weekly at PEPY with English Learning Project staff. She enjoys working with students and dreams of becoming an English Teacher.