If you had the opportunity to visit PEPY or are inspired by our students and our team after learning about our work, there are a few ways you can help amplify our mission or share our story with others.
PEPY Ambassadors are individuals very important to PEPY’s success who help ensure that people know about our work and our students and help build our network of advocates and supporters. They are often previous PEPY visitors or volunteers, but can even be someone who has just heard about the work we do. Ambassadors can hold events, fundraisers, or promote PEPY on social media. Our Communications Team works closely with ambassadors who can choose to partner on fundraising campaigns or events. Ambassadors benefit by developing increased fundraising and/or event management skills under the mentorship of our Communications Team that they can apply to other professional opportunities. The PEPY Communications Team is happy to provide recommendation letters when applicable.
Examples of applicable events or activities can include but are not limited to:
- Movie Nights
- Inviting a Speaker to a school or club meeting
- Hosting a book club with literature centered on Cambodian contemporary or ancient history
- International Food Event or bake sale incorporating traditional Khmer foods
If you are interested to become a PEPY Ambassador, or just want to hold an event or activity on behalf of PEPY and want some ideas on what to do, we ask that you reach out to us by email at [email protected].
Here are some print outs and additional information for your use and to help you get started:
PEPY Ambassador Files
PEPY Chapter Program
Similar to the PEPY Ambassador program, international PEPY partners are also welcomed to hold events that raise awareness of Cambodian history and culture, as well as the development challenges Cambodia is currently facing. In addition, schools and organizations may reach out to PEPY for exchange opportunities and mutual learning activities between students and teachers. PEPY team welcomes online and in person projects and activities that will allow youths from different countries to connect and learn from each other. If your school or organization is interested in conducting a project or activity in partnership with PEPY students and teachers please reach out to us via email at [email protected].
‘School for Scholar’ Chapters
Starting a PEPY chapter is a great opportunity for a school group or organization to increase their community’s awareness of youths’ current experiences and challenges in Cambodia, Cambodian culture, and history. PEPY chapters can be initiated by a teacher, youth group, or school department and are intended to hopefully culminate into a PEPY Exchange and Tour and friendships between Khmer and foreign students. These chapters are very significant for PEPY students because the funds raised through chapter fundraising and/or donations contribute to PEPY students’ scholarship. We hope that through our partnership, each organization or school is able to identify funding opportunities that will support one scholarship student’s entire education each year (approximately $5,000-$7,000).
If you are a teacher, school representative, or student interested in bringing a PEPY chapter to your high school or university, we invite you to start the process to make you an official recognized chapter by submitting your initial application here. To help you get started, we have already drafted several documents and print-outs to help build your club:
'School for Scholar' Overview and Files