A future where young Cambodians have the capacity to pursue careers to improve the quality of their lives.
Connecting Cambodian youth with the skills, opportunities, and inspirations needed to reach their potential.
Increase the percentage of high school students in our target areas accessing skilled employment.
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Who We Are 

PEPY Empowering Youth is a local non-profit and NGO providing personal and professional development training to rural youth in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We are a team led by local Cambodians dedicated to helping youth identify their dreams and find pathways to success. Starting at the high school level, our interwoven programs provide holistic support for young students to have the tools, network, and resources to succeed in school and thrive in the professional setting of their choice.

Our Programs

Dream Management Program

An elective course run in partnership with local teachers covering goal setting classes, mentorship, and networking for rural high school students. 

1499
+ Dream students since 2013

Scholarship Program

Providing tuition, healthcare, mentorship, living allowance, and skills training to financially disadvantaged but ambitious rural youth to attend higher education institutions.

0
PEPY Scholars since 2012

Learning Center Program

One year program with context-based training in English, Information Communication Tech (ICT), and soft skills for youth to excel in the current job market.

150
Graduates since 2013

Youth Innovators’ & Incubator Program

Comprehensive soft skill and IT courses aimed at preparing young entrepreneurs to launch social enterprises or help build resiliency and sustainability into their current work spaces.

10
Innovators since 2020

Dream Management Program

An elective course run in partnership with local teachers covering goal setting classes, mentorship, and networking for rural high school students. 

1499
+ Dream students since 2013

Scholarship Program

Providing tuition, healthcare, mentorship, living allowance, and skills training to financially disadvantaged but ambitious rural youth to attend higher education institutions.

0
PEPY Scholars since 2012

Learning Center Program

One year program with context-based training in English, Information Communication Tech (ICT), and soft skills for youth to excel in the current job market.

150
Graduates since 2013

Youth Innovators’ & Incubator Program

Comprehensive soft skill and IT courses aimed at preparing young entrepreneurs to launch social enterprises or help build resiliency and sustainability into their current work spaces.

10
Innovators since 2020

New Initiatives

Youth Leaders in Action Project 

The Learning Center’s English, ICT, and Youth Empowerment Projects culminate into the Youth Leaders in Action Project where youths take course content from theoretically to practical. In early 2020, youth groups were given training and workshops to design and implement business and community development initiatives. In 2020-2021, youth groups will apply their skills from the Learning Center to conduct research and advocacy projects. 

Future is Bright Computer Lab & Club

One of youths’ greatest barriers to ICT education and technical job training is limited exposure and access to computers. COVID-19 has greatly impacted Siem Reap’s economy which is primarily dependent on tourism. This lab will enable youth to use computers, PEPY developed ICT training materials, and online courses on their terms, for them to diversify their skills and qualify for more positions both online and in Cambodia. 

Youth Leaders in Action Project 

The Learning Center’s English, ICT, and Youth Empowerment Projects culminate into the Youth Leaders in Action Project where youths take course content from theoretically to practical. In early 2020, youth groups were given training and workshops to design and implement business and community development initiatives. In 2020-2021, youth groups will apply their skills from the Learning Center to conduct research and advocacy projects. 

Future is Bright Computer Lab & Club

One of youths’ greatest barriers to ICT education and technical job training is limited exposure and access to computers. COVID-19 has greatly impacted Siem Reap’s economy which is primarily dependent on tourism. This lab will enable youth to use computers, PEPY developed ICT training materials, and online courses on their terms, for them to diversify their skills and qualify for more positions both online and in Cambodia. 

Our Recent Blog Posts & Stories

May 31, 2021 Kathryn McDaniel 0

Just like many other individuals and organizations around the world, the PEPY team was really nervous and concerned for our community at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. We often thought: How will be able to reach and effectively teach students through social distance learning? Will our students and team …

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March 22, 2021 Kathryn McDaniel 0

The PEPY Empowering Youth team has had the good fortune of being directed by incredible leaders throughout the organization’s history. Since September of 2015, the Executive Director position was held by Sarakk Rith, a gifted teacher and motivator, who helped the organization stay strong through its localization and establishment of …

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February 23, 2021 Kathryn McDaniel 0

“Great entrepreneurs have the ability to change the way we live and work, on local and national bases. If successful, their innovations may improve standards of living, and in addition to creating wealth with entrepreneurial ventures, they also create jobs and contribute to a growing economy. The importance of entrepreneurship …

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