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

November 1, 2021 Kathryn McDaniel 0

When the COVID-19 outbreaks started, we were fearful of how we could continue our programs and support our team and youth. For many organizations, the fundraising landscape changed dramatically, as money generators like tour groups, festivals, and exchanges became impossible.   At PEPY, a considerable percentage of our annual scholarship and …

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September 27, 2021 Kathryn McDaniel 0

For many organizations operating in community development, most of the funds and donations raised are rightly allocated to projects and services. However, we would also contend that organizations should dedicate a percentage of their funds and time to the team’s educational opportunities and skills training. When the main goal is …

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August 16, 2021 Kathryn McDaniel 0

PEPY endeavors to be an organization that helps rural Cambodian youth achieve all of their future career goals and plans. We do this by not only providing foundational skills training in ICT, English, and soft skills, but also by connecting youth with relevant professionals and leaders that help them establish …

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