Khouth Sochampawatd- Executive Director

Khouth or Bong Watd, started with PEPY in 2009 as a Project Officer. After moving on and working as a PEPY Consultant she pursued a career in Phnom Penh while continuing to support the organization as our Board Chairman until 2019. In 2021, she accepted the ED position and is so excited to carry on the mission of PEPY’s amazing predecessors.

Konnitha Sien- Finance & Admin Manager

Konnitha graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from University of South East Asia. She has worked at PEPY for over 10 years in the Finance and Accounting Department. Her parents taught her education is the only asset that no one can steal. She loves working to provide youth chances to study at universities and receive training.

Manin Oem- Operations & HR Manager

Manin joined PEPY in 2012 and uses his IT skills to support the Communications Department and office, and has facilitated ICT lessons. He is proud to help younger generations to improve their technological capacities and help them get skilled jobs. He has a bachelor’s in Computer Science, and is currently studying to earn a Master’s Degree in General Management at the University of South East-Asia.

Kathryn McDaniel- Partnerships & 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 U.S. NGO chapter, and is passionate about grassroots sustainable development. She graduated from University of Redlands with a degree in Envi. Policy & Management and Political Science, 2nd major.

Channa Kev- Learning Center Program Manager

Channa, a former PEPY scholar, majored in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Build Bright University, Siem Reap. Channa was first recruited to be a Scholarship Officer and was promoted to Learning Center Program Manager in 2019. Channa’s dream is to see his community grow. Channa works hard at PEPY to contribute to young people having similar opportunities as him.

Savoeng Skut- Student Outreach Program Manager

Savoeng is a former PEPY scholar and oversees all Dream Management and Scholarship Programs’ activities. Savoeng graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Management from Build Bright University (BBU), Siem Reap. For Savoeng, being a PEPY scholar allowed him to support his family and improve their economic status. He is thrilled to support young people who are in the same situation he was in.

Phalla Yai- Incubator Manager

Phalla joined PEPY in November 2020, to support PEPY’s new initiative: The Youth Innovators’ Space and Incubator (YISI). Phalla graduated in Business Administration and Accounting and has since gained experience through working in many different sectors. By joining the PEPY team, she hopes her experience and support will help youths who want to make change their lives and improve the community through their businesses.

Sokpheaktra Thy- Finance & Administrative Assistant

Sokpheaktra graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Vanda Institute in 2017 with PEPY’s scholarship and has been working for PEPY since 2017. She enjoys reading books, cycling, listening to music, and going for a walk around ancient temples. Sokpheaktra strongly believes in PEPY students’ ability to apply the skills they have learned to improve their lives.

Kim Ann- Youth Empowerment Officer

Kim Ann is originally from a farming family in Kralanh, Siem Reap Province. Through PEPY’s Scholarship Program, she is the only one in her family who was able to pursue higher education. 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 graduating from Tompkins Cortland Community College, NY, USA. At PEPY, Rattana strives to provide opportunities for students from rural areas to access higher education and uplift their communities. Rattana is happy to be on a team that works to make Cambodia a wonderful place to live.

Soury Phonn- English Learning Project Teacher

Soury was a PEPY scholarship student in 2014, and has been PEPY’s English Teacher at our Learning Center since 2017. “PEPY students motivate me to work hard and develop effective methods to maximize learning and motivation,” she said.

Seha Chhang- Information Communications Technology (ICT) Teacher

Seha joined the PEPY team in January of 2020 to support Learning Center students’ ICT learning and the improvement of our IT curriculum to make open source modules for Khmer youth to learn across the country. Seha’s background is in IT and he was working for Bayon Primary School before coming to PEPY.

Srey Pov Ying- Incubator Officer

Sreypov has supported the curriculum development, media, and IT for Business classes for PEPY’s YISI Program since December 2020. Providing a youth incubator is very important to her because she believes that each of them are potential changemakers in their communities if they are equipped with critical knowledge and tools. She is a graduate from Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) with a major in Environmental Science and is an alumna of the Harpswell Foundation.

Channra Rouet- Scholarship Project Assistant

Channra is a PEPY scholar who joined PEPY to support the Scholarship for High Education Project in 2020. Her dream is to see women and girls in rural areas have the same educational opportunities she had at PEPY and at university. She looks forward to working with youth who are dedicated to achieving their dreams and encouraging them through self-development activities like football and singing.

Dena By- Dream Management Program Officer

Dena has worked for PEPY for almost 5 years. She was a PEPY scholar and graduated from Vanda Institute of Accounting in 2017 with an Accounting Degree. She provides sessions to students, works with the local school/officials, seeks potential speakers, and organizes events. She aspires to see young Cambodians get a higher education and find professional work.

Chhunnay Bin- Dream Management Program Officer

Dena has worked for PEPY for almost 5 years. She was a PEPY scholar and graduated from Vanda Institute of Accounting in 2017 with an Accounting Degree. She provides sessions to students, works with the local school/officials, seeks potential speakers, and organizes events. She aspires to see young Cambodians get a higher education and find professional work.

Mara Chek- Dream Management Program Officer

Mara graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Banking at Vanda Institute of Accounting in 2017. Mara worked in the tourism industry as a Sales Leader before joining PEPY in October 2019. When she was in high school, it was difficult for her and other students to plan their lives after graduating. Thus, she strongly believes that Dream Class will help students to prepare and set their future goals.

Sokhum Khik – Cleaner

Sokhum has been PEPY’s Cleaner since 2014. 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 age 30 and has two sons and one daughter. She and her husband work hard to financially support their children. “Only education can help my children have bright futures,” she says.

Chaktokrong Chhly- Data Collector

Chaktokrong graduated from PEPY’s Learning Center in October 2019, and then became our Data Collector. He currently studies IT at the University of South-East Asia (USEA). He hopes to continue to improve his English language and communications skills and help other youth in their pursuit of education.

Solin Chan- Incubator Program Intern

Solin joined the team just after graduating from PEPY’s Learning Center in December of 2020. Solin is a PEPY scholar who is currently studying Accounting at Vanda Institute. She is so excited to explore and learn various skills that will help prepare and development her for her future career as an Accountant.

Cheuth Yonn- Communications and ICT Volunteer

Cheuth is currently serving PEPY as a volunteer. He joined the team in February of 2021 after graduating from the PEPY Learning Center. He is a student at the University of South East Asia and is studying IT. He really enjoys his studies and hopes to gain more IT skills while volunteering.

Vansy Rith – English Learning Project Volunteer

Vansy is a recent PEPY Learning Center grad who started volunteering for PEPY in February 2021. She is currently in her second year of studying at Pannasastra University in order to become a teacher. She says, “I like working with people and to help them to learn and grow so that in the future they can help their parents and their community.”

Nalin Chun- Admin and Youth Empowerment Project Volunteer

Nalin has been volunteering for PEPY since February 2021. She is a PEPY Learning Center graduate who is currently in her third year of Accounting studies at University of South East Asia. She says, “when I started volunteering at PEPY, I really felt warm and learned a lot of new experiences, and I really enjoy work with my team.”

Khouth Sochampawatd – Executive Director

Khouth or Bong Watd, started with PEPY in 2009 as a Project Officer. After moving on and working as a PEPY Consultant she pursued a career in Phnom Penh while continuing to support the organization as our Board Chairman until 2019. In 2021, she accepted the ED position and is so excited to carry on the mission of PEPY’s amazing predecessors.

Konnitha Sien- Finance & Admin Manager

Konnitha graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Banking from University of South East Asia. She has worked at PEPY for over 10 years in the Finance and Accounting Department. Her parents taught her education is the only asset that no one can steal. She loves working to provide youth chances to study at universities and receive training.

Manin Oem- Operations Manager

Manin joined PEPY in 2012 and uses his IT skills to support the Communications Department and office, and has facilitated ICT lessons. He is proud to help younger generations to improve their technological capacities and help them get skilled jobs. He has a bachelor’s in Computer Science, and is currently studying to earn a Master’s Degree in General Management at the University of South East-Asia.

Kathryn McDaniel- Partnerships & Development Man.

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

Channa Kev- Learning Center Program Manager

Channa, a former PEPY scholar, majored in Tourism and Hospitality Management at Build Bright University, Siem Reap. Channa was first recruited to be a Scholarship Officer and was promoted to Learning Center Program Manager in 2019. Channa’s dream is to see his community grow. Channa works hard at PEPY to contribute to young people having similar opportunities as him.

Savoeng Skut- Student Outreach Program Manager

Savoeng is a former PEPY scholar and oversees all Dream Management and Scholarship program’s activities. Savoeng graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Management from Build Bright University (BBU), Siem Reap. For Savoeng, being a PEPY scholar allowed him to support his family and improve their economic status. He is thrilled to support young people who are in the same situation he was in.

Phalla Yai- Incubator Manager

Phalla joined PEPY in November 2020, to support PEPY’s new initiative: The Youth Innovators’ Space and Incubator (YISI). Phalla graduated in Business Administration and Accounting and has since gained experience through working in many different sectors. By joining the PEPY team, she hopes her experience and support will help youths who want to make change their lives and improve the community through their businesses.

Sokpheaktra Thy- Finance & Admin. Assistant

Sokpheaktra graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from Vanda Institute in 2017 with PEPY’s scholarship and has been working for PEPY since 2017. She enjoys reading books, cycling, listening to music, and going for a walk around ancient temples. Sokpheaktra strongly believes in PEPY students’ ability to apply the skills they have learned to improve their lives. 

Kim Ann- Youth Empowerment Officer

Kim Ann is originally from a farming family in Kralanh, Siem Reap Province. Through PEPY’s Scholarship Program, she is the only one in her family who was able to pursue higher education. 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 Program Officer

Rattana comes to PEPY after studying at Anjali House and recently graduated from Tompkins Cortland Community College, NY, USA. At PEPY, Rattana strives to provide opportunities for students from rural areas to access higher education and uplift their communities. Rattana is happy to be on 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 at our Learning Center since 2017. “PEPY students motivate me to work hard and develop effective methods to maximize learning and motivation,” she said.

Seha Chhang- ICT Teacher

Seha join the PEPY team in January of 2020 to support Learning Center students’ ICT learning and the improvement of our IT curriculum to make open source modules for khmer youth to learn across the country. Seha’s background is in IT and he was working for Bayon Primary School before coming to PEPY.

Srey Pov Ying- Incubator Officer

Sreypov has supported the curriculum development, media, and IT for Business classes for PEPY’s YISI Program since December 2020. Providing a youth incubator is very important to her because she believes that each of them are potential changemakers in their communities if they are equipped with critical knowledge and tools. She is a graduate from Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia (PUC) with a major in Environmental Science and is an alumna of the Harpswell Foundation.

Channra Rouet- Scholarship Project Assistant

Channra is a PEPY scholar who joined PEPY to support the Scholarship for High Education Project in 2020. Her dream is to see women and girls in rural areas have the same educational opportunities she had at PEPY and at university. She looks forward to working with youth who are dedicated to achieving their dreams and encouraging them through self-development activities like football and singing.

Dena By- Dream Management Program Officer

Dena has worked for PEPY for almost 4 years. She was a PEPY scholar and graduated from Vanda Institute of Accounting in 2017 with an Accounting degree. She provides sessions to students, works with the local school/officials, seeks potential speakers, and organizes events. She aspires to see young Cambodians get a higher education and find professional work.

Chhunnay Bin-Dream Management Program 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 his job because he can use his skills to support Cambodian youth, and he hopes to help his community increase its educational and technological capacities in the future.

Mara Chek- Dream Management Program Officer

Mara graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Banking at Vanda Institute of Accounting in 2017. Mara worked in the tourism industry as a Sales Leader before joining PEPY in October 2019. When she was in high school, it was difficult for her and other students to plan their lives after graduating. Thus, she strongly believes that Dream Class will help students to prepare and set their future goals.

Sokhum Khik – Cleaner

Sokhum has been PEPY’s Cleaner since 2014. 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 age 30 and has two sons and one daughter. She and her husband work hard to financially support their children. “Only education can help my children have bright futures,” she says.

Chaktokrong Chhly- Data Collector

Chaktokrong graduated from PEPY’s Learning Center in October 2019, and then became our Data Collector. He currently studies IT at the University of South-East Asia (USEA). He hopes to continue to improve his English language and communications skills and help other youth in their pursuit of education.

Solin Chan- Incubator Program Intern

Solin joined the team just after graduating from PEPY’s Learning Center in December of 2020. Solin is a PEPY scholar who is currently studying Accounting at Vanda Institute. She is so excited to explore and learn various skills that will help prepare and development her for her future career as an Accountant.

Cheuth Yonn- Communications and ICT Volunteer

Cheuth is serving PEPY as a volunteer. He joined the team in February of 2021 after graduating from the PEPY Learning Center. He is currently a student at the University of South East Asia and is studying IT. He really enjoys his studies and hopes to gain more IT skills while volunteering.

Vansy Rith – English Learning Project Volunteer

Vansy is a recent PEPY Learning Center grad who started volunteering for PEPY in February 2021. She is currently in her second year of studying at Pannasastra University in order to become a teacher. She says, “I like working with people and to help them to learn and grow so that in the future they can help their parents and their community.”

Nalin Chun- Admin and Youth Empowerment Project Volunteer

Nalin has been volunteering for PEPY since February 2021. She is a PEPY Learning Center graduate who is currently in her third year of Accounting studies at University of South East Asia. She says, “when I started volunteering at PEPY, I really felt warm and learned a lot of new experiences, and I really enjoy work with my team.”