PEPY Team Profile: Hanty Ung
Back in the summer of 2010, Hanty Ung joined the PEPY team in Siem Reap as an Office Assistant. As a recent graduate from South-East Asia University with a degree in Finance and Banking, Hanty had lots of enthusiasm, energy and great ideas. Since then we have seen many changes within PEPY, but one thing that has never changed is Hanty’s passion and drive.
“PEPY is an organization which focuses on education and empowering youth to try to achieve their dreams, and this is something I feel strongly about”, says Hanty, “Young people in Cambodia are really motivated and want to see change in their community as well as their country. This is the reason I chose to work at PEPY and is the reason I love my job.”
Hanty’s passion continues outside of work where she is heavily involved in Khmer Talks, a forum that lets ideas be shared in Khmer language by Khmer youth, thinkers and achievers.
Her commitment to PEPY has not gone unnoticed and recently we were thrilled to announce the promotion of Hanty to Operations Officer, based in Kralanh. Hanty’s time is filled with organizing logistics, planning training sessions, organizing meetings, assisting our Executive Director Kimline, translating, collaborating with our HR Manager Seak, and working with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation to update them on our work and secure visas for international team members..
“Everyday I feel that I am learning valuable lessons from my colleagues, and from the youth which we support. I have attended training sessions on subjects including child protection and team building. Also my love of English continues to improve as I work with international staff from around the world”.
Hanty looks forward to helping PEPY grow as an organization and is particularly excited to be coordinating the Scholarship program. “As I have an interest in education, working at an educational organization is great as I feel like I am helping the youth of Cambodia.”