Scott Neeson, Executive Director
Scott led an accomplished career in the international film business prior to founding CCF. As President of 20th Century Fox International, Scott oversaw the release and marketing of several of the top films of all time – including 'Braveheart,' 'Titanic,' 'Star Wars' and 'X-men' – and managed gross revenues in excess of $1.5 billion dollars. In 2003, Neeson left Fox to head Sony Pictures International marketing operations. in 2004 Neeson resigned from his 26-year film career and began the process of his relocation to Cambodia, selling his home, car, boat and other assets. All initial costs for the establishment and operation of the first CCF facility were covered by Neeson, who now acts as the organization's full-time Executive Director. In 2007, Scott was awarded the inaugural Harvard School of Public Health “Q Prize” in recognition of his extraordinary leadership in advocacy for children.
Sok Channoeurn, Country Manager
Noeurn has been working for the Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF) since its inception in May 2004. Starting as CCF's manager in the first Phnom Penh facility, Noeurn has worked closely with Scott in managing CCF before becoming Senior Administrative Manager. In February 2009, Noeurn was promoted to Country Manager and now oversees all aspects of CCF's in-country operations.
"I met Scott in May 2004 and we discussed ways we could effectively help the most impoverished children in Cambodia. The prospect of such a job was very exciting. I had always dreamed of being in a position to help the poor, especially the children of Cambodia. I still remember Scott telling me that he wanted to build an organization for 45 children. Today, we have nearly 2,000 children, every one of who receive the same quality of care from CCF. Our education program is focused on quality and we are constantly reviewing new teaching methods, best practices, teacher training and international curriculums. We now provide for the essential needs of the poorest communities, with over 1,500 families receiving free health care, fresh water, maternal care, accommodation and subsidized rice. CCF adapts and adjusts to community needs and I am very proud of what we have built, especially CCF's management team - they are the most loyal and talented group. Scott brings so much to our people and our country," says Noeurn.
Noeurn was born in Phnom Penh and finished High School when she was 16. She started her career as an English teacher when she was just 16 years old and has worked in the education sector and other institutes of learning for nearly ten years. She earned a Bachelor Degree in Law in 2003 and is currently pursuing her Masters Degree in Development Management. She acts as CCF's representative to many institutions in Cambodia, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports.
Her ultimate goal for CCF is to ensure every Cambodian child has an education, their basic needs met and a future of hope and opportunity.
Morm Sopheak, Head of Finance
Mr. Morm Sopheak has over 20 years of experience in finance management and 18 of these years with Concern Worldwide, a reputed INGO working in Cambodia. He worked with Concern as Country Finance Controller from 2005 to 2013 in this position for the past 8 years. His responsibilities include: Staff Management, Taxation, Grants monitoring, Grants issues, relationship with relevant Donors, Head office, Donor report, head office report, reviewing the reliability, integrity and completeness of all financial information at all levels of operation both within Concern and its grants to LNGO partners on a regular basis.
In addition to his responsibilities with Cambodia programme, the financial responsibilities related to the closure of the Concern Laos programme. He supported Concern Laos in the area of finance management, relationship with External Audit and donor relation for 1.5 years.
He is also responsible to assess and determine whether the agreed policies and procedures of Concern are followed by stakeholders at all levels and recommend necessary steps for improvement in partners’ operations.
Sopheak has a Master’s degree in Business Administration with major in Financial Management, from the University of Phnom Penh and Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting as my major and studied in the Norton University in Phnom Penh. Sopheak also completed National Institute of Pedagogy in 1992 of Professorial training in Mathematics option, teaching skills in mathematics for High School Level.
Ryan Witcombe, Marketing and Communications Manager
Ryan joined the Cambodian Children's Fund team in July 2012. He and his team are responsible for connecting Cambodian Children's Fund with the world, whether it be through websites, photos, videos, blogs, social media, email campaigns, information packs or t-shirts.
Growing up in a country town in regional Australia, Ryan always knew he wanted to live and work overseas, the first step of which saw him move to Melbourne, where he received a bachelor's degree in International Relations and a graduate diploma in Journalism.
In late 2011, Ryan left his job as a Journalist and Online Editor for a web-based news service, and spent 6 months travelling around south-east asia before deciding that Cambodia was the place for him. Ryan was amazed by the incredible work being by Scott and the team at CCF, and realised that his skills could be put to use.
He has spent time volunteering in working in Nepal and Ghana, and has travelled the world extensively in search of great food and even better company. He loves design, is passionate about Liverpool and the Hawthorn Football Club, and is one of the people behind the popular travel blog www.ashaandryan.com
Lisa Muphy, ED Office Manager
Lisa joined CCF in July 2013.
Lisa’s 15+ year career began in Ireland (where she hails from) before moving to Melbourne, Australia where she spent 9 years furthering her experience in the field of event and project management.
Her role at CCF sees her responsible for providing the Executive Director with advice and support on implementation of strategic direction and management of strategic projects, as well as management of the Executive Office operations and staff.
Chhoeung Sopheap, Human Resource Manager
"Sopheap joined the Cambodian Children's Fund (CCF) in June 2013 as the Human Resource Manager based in the Phnom Penh Head Office.
He was born in Takeo Province and got his High School Certificate in 2002. He obtained his Bachelor Degree majoring in Human Resource Management in 2006 from the most remote rural countryside university in Cambodia, Maharishi Vedic University based in Prey Veng Province.
He started his career in the Human Resource sector in 2005 while he was studying in 3rd year at the university. With over 8years of professional development experiences, he has a variety of experiences in HR, Admin and Procurement with INGO, Local NGO, Joined Venture Company and local company including 7FTD Co., Ltd, Habitat for Humanity International, Digital Divide Data and Human Tourism and Hotel. He also got many training both local and abroad in Human Resource Management as well as leadership and management. He knows how to lead and coordinate the HR functions within CCF running well, including policy development, recruitment and selection, staff capacity development, performance & compensation management, motivation, industrial relation and to ensure effective operational activity in support of the organization. He also fully experienced in compliance with international funding agency such World Bank and ADB.
Sopheap's goal for CCF is to ensure that CCF has the right staff for all positions and both staff and CCF are satisfied each other in order to reach the CCF’s overall vision, mission and objectives especially to help Cambodian Children more and more. Because he had a background like CCF’s child so he is very proud of himself to be a part of CCF where he can contribute and devote himself to help the poorest and no hope Cambodian Children as much as he can to make change in Cambodian Children lives.
Kram Sokchannin, Education Manager
Channin is the Head of General Education. She has been working at CCF since 2004, with her first role as an English teacher. In 2006, she was promoted to be Head of General Education and she now oversees both the CCF Education Program and the integration of CCF students into the public school system.
Her responsibilities include preparing class curriculums, training the CCF teachers, researching new teaching methods, evaluating teacher performance and monitoring the educational advancement of CCF students. She is always striving to ensure CCF's teaching methods and resources are the best they can be.
Besides working as Head of General Education, Channin also helps with general management. In July 2009, she led a team of five CCF girls at the Global Youth Leadership Summit, held within the University of California San Diego, along with 250 children from all over the world.
Channin feels very proud to be a part of CCF and be able to work and help the most impoverished Cambodian children. "After 5 years working in CCF, I see so much improvement in our children. Most of our senior children are now in High School, and soon they will be able to go to University. Indeed, one of our students is taking his first steps into University. It makes me very happy to see their confidence and
personal skills grow. I hope that all Cambodian children can have access to schooling and the chance to be their best", says Channin.
James (Jim) Weyers, Sponsor Relations Manager
I first arrived at CCF in early 2011. I was enjoying a year out travelling having obtained my Law Degree and Diploma in Legal Practice from the University of Dundee in Scotland. What initially started as a visit to a CCF facility, soon led to a meeting with Channoeurn and Sokchannin, and before I knew it I had a full timetable teaching physical education and conversational English across 5 CCF facilities! It didn’t take long for me to fall in love with CCF. I was captured by the determination of the children, the warmth and dedication of the staff and the all-encompassing vision of the charity. I cancelled the rest of my travel plans and stayed in Phnom Penh for a further 6 months before returning to Scotland to commence a legal traineeship with a commercial law firm.
I kept in touch with CCF through sponsorship and contact with staff and with my two year traineeship coming to an end I tentatively asked about the possibility of returning. The timing was excellent as CCF had continued to grow and grow in my time away, and Scott, as always, had plans to expand operations further. With a life dictated by chargeable hours staring me in the face (not to mention the Scottish weather) I was delighted at the opportunity to rejoin the CCF family!
My new position sees me supervise all of CCF’s sponsorship programs, with a brief to increase the breadth of CCF's sponsorship opportunities. Since I’ve returned it has made me extremely proud to see the first CCF students begin University and, especially, to see older children teaching, providing childcare and becoming leaders in the community: that is what CCF is all about and I could not be happier to be a part of it.
Asha Griffith, Volunteer Manager
Asha joined CCF in June 2012 as the Executive Assistant to Founder and Director Scott Neeson. Since then, her role has evolved and now focusses on developing key projects and managing CCF's Volunteering Department as Volunteer Manager.
Graduating from Melbourne's Monash University in 2007 with a Bachelor of Media and Communications, Asha first worked at creative agency "Don't Panic" before moving on to work in Communications, Client Relations and Marketing and Communications at a range of innovative community-based organizations,
Asha was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia, and also lived briefly in Malaysia when she was young (although she can't remember anything apart from being hot and cranky). Since then, she has travelled extensively and lived in Melbourne and Ireland. Despite loving Australia, she couldn't resist the chaotic charm of SE Asia and now lives permanently in Cambodia and works at our Phnom Penh offices.
Sao Soravy, CCF1 Manager
Mr. Sao Soravy who started working in CCF from 9th September 2013 with the position of Facility Manager based at CCF1. He is currently pursuing Master Degree of Business Management and Administration (MBA) with major field of Master of General Management (Master of Business Management) at Royal University for Law and Economics. He finished the Bachelor Degree of Banking and Finance with major field of Economics Science and Management. He had a broad range of trainings such as Business Ethics and Leadership, communities Development and Social Entrepreneurship, Building and Integrating English Language Skills for Primary Students, Successful Teaching with American English File, 8th Annual Cam TESOL Conference on “Language and Development, How to be a great staff, Teaching Mixed-Ability Classes, a 60-hour TESOL Course for young adult and adult learners, Teaching Mixed-Ability Classes, the Professional Development for ELT: Maximizing Use of Course books Weaving Methodology into Course books. In 2013 he gained the Certificate from UNIVERSITY of CAMBRIGE, ESOL Examination. He has 6 years experiences as a Teacher of English and 5 years experiences as a Branch Manager.
My main aim is to ensure the good working system, accountability, straightforwardness to make all children in Cambodian Children’s Fund Organization to get the good occupation in the future and become the persons whom the society needs.
Ly Sophea, CCF2 Manager
Sophea is the Facility Manager of CCF2, which opened in May 2006 and now houses 129 girls from high-risk or abusive backgrounds. She took up this position after two years at CCF1, where she worked as an English teacher, assistant manager and administrator. Sophea graduated from Paññasastra University, in the field of Finance and Banking. She also worked in a private English school as an English teacher before coming to CCF.
At CCF2, Sophea is responsible for all the children under her care as well as managing the staff. She reviews staff performance, organizes meetings and schedules and works closely with the staff in the other CCF facilities. She also works tirelessly, with sensitivity and dedication, to help the children who are affected by domestic violence and other problems.
"All the staff and I work hard with the children to fulfil their goals for the future", says Sophea. When asked what she dreams of for CCF, Sophea says she wishes for a good future for the children. She hopes that those children in vocational training will move on to get good jobs or even to run their own businesses and that those who continue their education will enter University and find good jobs in business or the public sector. Moreover, she hopes that all the children will grow up to be good citizens, friendly, responsible and able to communicate well with others.
In her free time, Sophea likes going to the beach, reading magazines, listening to music and watching cartoons.
Voeun Sivleng, CCF6 Manager
Sivleng was born in Battambang province. She graduated bachelor’s degree in Accounting in 2007. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in Science in Nutrition at the National Institute of Public Health of Cambodia.
She has joined CCF since November 2012 in a position of Facility Manager. She has about 8 years working experience and her previous jobs before CCF were in the areas of community development, gender, peace building, child protection and nutrition.
“As a Facility Manager, I hope I can be a part of CCF to open up the future of children who are at high risk living around Steung Meanchey area by providing them with a safe living place, balanced healthy food, comprehensive education, physical and mental care,” said Sivleng.
Moreover, she wishes to improve the living condition of the poor community people who are living in the same area through offering them family support plus ideas of creating own business so that they can start their small business and improve it gradually.
To achieve these, she strongly commits to provide a comfortable working environment to her staff and colleagues and support them to produce quality work.
Ngoy Hen, CCF Community Center Manager
Hen started his work in CCF in July 23, 2012 as the Facility Manager for CCFCC, the Community Center which provide Child Care, Healthcare, Education, and Social Services for community families and encourage poor vulnerable children to build up self-confidence, improve their images and their goal in future life through education.
Born in Takeo Province and finished high School in 1995, Hen spent 5 years in University of Law and Economic and obtained the Bachelor degree majoringin Enterprise Management in 2001. He also spent another two years studying Master degree (MBA) in field Management in November 2011. He has join short-courses such as Performance Appraisal, Management, Self confident, Motivation, and Time Management, etc. Henhad wide ranges of working experiences starting from a translator, 3 years experiences as a teacher of English, trainer,Credit Researcher, senior co-worker Educator, and 8 years experiences working as Supporting Program Manager. Most of assignments focus on Project Management, overall Management and community Development.
Hen’s goal for CCFCC is to ensure good working system, transparency and accountability. Especially the most impoverished Cambodia children get enough nutrition, shelter, health care, education and have good careers in their future’s life.
Van Rachna, Chief Administrative Officer
Rachna finished High School when he was 16 years old and pursued a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, graduating in 2004. He is currently taking a Master Degree of Development Management.
In 2005, Rachna started work with CCF and began his first role as an assistant in administration. He says he was very happy to work in CCF because, "CCF is providing education, health care, vocational training and community outreach work to break generational cycles of poverty and abuse in Cambodia". He values education above all else and believes in the right of all people to access education, regardless of age or living standards.
During 6 years with CCF, Rachna has been promoted through many positions such as Assistant to Executive Director, Mail Translator, Office Coordinator, Database and Vocational Coordinator, then HR and Admin Manager. His current position is Chief Administrative Officer. Rachna is a very hard working, committed, responsible and efficient staff member. He likes helping colleagues and supervisors in any way he can and has a "never say no" approach to requests for help. His attitude is well regarded among key staff in CCF. In his current role as Chief Administrative Officer, he has worked closely with all program staff and operation staff to support them of project implementation, strategic plan, reporting and creating the policies used globally by CCF. Rachna is a skilled organizer and enjoys learning from his colleagues.
In his spare time, he likes reading books and newspapers and also playing a wide variety of sports, including soccer, tennis, volleyball, and swimming.
He has a wish that students and staff from across CCF will one day make invaluable contributions to their communities and to Cambodia. He is very grateful to Scott for providing him with the opportunity, not only to develop personally, but also to be a part of the development of his country.
Dr. Pichenda CHHORN, Healthcare Manager
I got a Bachelor Degree of General Medicine and continued studying in Obstetrics and Gynecology in 2008 at University of Science Health in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. More importantly, I got a scholarship to study and worked as an interne in Obstetrics and Gynecology in France for one year.
As I was born in Prey Veng province which is one of the poorest province in Cambodia, luckily, I had an opportunity to get a scholarship to study in medical university due to the moral and supporting from my family and villagers. So I strongly try my best to pay a dept to them. Actually, I have a chance to work at CCF. Here, I consult and treat children, adults and staff from all CCF facilities. Moreover, I has given lectures in health to nurses and childcare staff . I am proud to be a member of CCF because I am able to treat and help the vulnerable patients, especially children. I also can learn and get even more experience in community health issues.
Ardice Farrow, Leadership Development Manager
Ardice came from the US in 2012 to volunteer with CCF and moved permanently to Phnom Penh when she was hired as the Leadership Development Manager in early 2013.
Ardice has been working to educate and empower children and women for almost three decades. She spent most of her career developing educational entertainment games and experiences for kids serving as a creative consultant and executive producer for companies such as Apple and Disney as well as institutions like The Smithsonian, Stanford University, and McGraw-Hill publishing. In the last decade she focused her attention on helping women entrepreneurs and executives develop their leadership and creative management skills.
As a volunteer, Ardice was amazed at the incredible difference that CCF was making in the lives of so many children and families.
At CCF, Ardice is committed to help CCF student’s build their self-esteem, confidence, capacity for leadership and their ability to be a force for positive change. Ardice is also committed that through the Engender programs the women and mothers of Steung Meanchey are empowered and supported to make positive changes and improve their own lives and the lives of their families.
Ardice has a BA Degree in Educational Technology from San Francisco State University and received the US President’s Call to Service Award in 2009.
Leang Madalin, Bakery Manager
Madalin has been the Bakery Supervisor at CCF4 since 2006. In 1999, he finished pedagogical studies at the Provincial Teacher Training Centre and also graduated with a Bachelor Degree in English literature from Asia-Euro University, Phnom Penh in 2007. Before joining CCF, he worked as a teacher, Chef-de-parties, and Head Baker for nearly five years in both the public and private sectors.
During his time with CCF, Madalin has been training students in customer service skills for the hotel and restaurant industry, cooking skills in both Asian and Western styles, and running CCF's Star bakery to benefit both the community and CCF students. He says he is happy with his job because he can transfer his considerable knowledge and skills to the students to provide them with a better future. Moreover, he is proud of the professional standards he has brought to the bakery.
Madalin is committed to reinforcing the quality of the training program. Furthermore, he believes that he can deliver knowledge, experience and skills to the next generation.
In his leisure time, he likes watching TV cooking shows, listening to music and being together with family and friends.
Bun Channarith , Product Development Manager
Narith have been working with the Cambodian Children Fund (CCF) in early February 2012 as a Production Development Manager.
He was born in Kampong Cham Province. He finished high school in 2000. He holds on BBA of Specialized in Marketing from Institute of Technology and Management in 2004. He now is senior student in majoring of Humanities and Languages of ASIA EURO University.
Narith had worked in the variety of roles in different sectors both with enterprises and social sectors. In the last job, he worked as a Vocational Training Business Coordinator with an International Organization before he moved to worked with CCF.
“At CCF-Garment, all the staff and I are working hard to train and develop the new skills - especially sewing skills - for the women from Steung Meanchey. I hope that she will give up her unsafe job and start the new job with us. Moreover, I feel proud to be a staff of CCF because I can help the women from Steung Mean Chay to develop her skill and help her to find the future bright,” Narith Said.
Thim Sokha, Childcare Manager
Finished high school in 1996, Sokha obtained Bachelor Degree in English Literature in 2006. She has joined in-country and oversea training courses such as Organized Meeting Planner and Budget Management for Preparing the Meeting/ Conference in Washington DC, USA, Technology Conference and Effective E-mail Management for Busy Office in Georgia, USA, as well as HR Management and several national and international workshops/meetings.
Sokha had wide range of working experiences with 2 years experience with United Nation World Food Program (UNWFP) and 8 years experiences with Ministry of Health.
Because of heartfelt loving children, Sokha committed herself to learn how to educate children in western ways through her international trips to meet with experienced daycare managers to gain all necessary advices and comments. In April 2008, Sokha opened the first daycare in Phnom Penh named Happy Kidcare (HKC) which provided a quality and safe center for children, and all of them were taken care of with love and caring in a way that only a mom can.
In July 2011, Sokha joined Cambodian Children’s Fund with the position as CM’s Office Manager working with all relevant executive management team and staff to help free Cambodian children from illiterateness and to eradicate the impoverish in Cambodia through education, healthcare and welfare. In early 2012, Sokha was promoted to be a Childcare Manager due to the outstanding work performance and related childcare experiences.
Sokha would like to say thank you to Scott and Noeurn for the opportunity to work for CCF as well as succeed with her dream which she always wishes to help Cambodian children to live with education, healthcare and welfare. She is determined to provide all children in CCF with education, love, smile which enable them to have bright future.
Hoy Leanghoin, CCF Community Outreach Manager
Hoin was born in Kompong Thom province and moved to live in Phnom Penh in 1999 when he finished high school. He graduated a bachelor’s degree in Khmer literature in 2003 from Royal University of Phnom Penh. In 2004, he finished pedagogy training from National Education Institute with a higher education diploma. In 2010, he finished a master’s degree in social work from St. Elizabeth University in Slovakia, Europe.
For almost a decade, Hoin has spent his time serving as a social worker working with vulnerable, impoverished children and their families by providing them with education, skills training, and counseling. In addition, he helped these people to generate income and to develop family plan for their future so that they improve their living condition. Besides social work, he used to work as a lecturer teaching social work at National Institute of Social Affaire.
Hoin joined CCF as a Community Outreach Manager since November 2012. In this position, he believes that he can contribute to helping poor community children and their families through offering a variety of family assistance to meet their needs. Hoin says, “A small help can get someone a big hope! We can’t serve all but it’s better than nothing!”
Nhem Rithy, Child Protection Manager
I have been working with the Cambodian Children Fund (CCF) in early 2013 as a Child Protection Manager.
I was born in Takeo province; I finished high school in 2004 and received a bachelor degree in English literature in 2008 from the Institute For Business Education. Now I am studying for a master's degree in Development Management at Norton University.
I had worked with local and international community people, children, family, NGO and provide child protection training, Community Outreach, conduct monitoring and refresh on child protection training to staff members and others involved program. I used to work as Senior Child Protection officer with Friends-international Organization before I moved to work with CCF.
As the Child Protection Manager at CCF, I believe that I can contribute myself to protection children and ensure that staff members and children receive child protection policy and training and help them to implement system of child protection policy.
Doeun Vuthea, Case Manager
Mr. Deoun Vuthea who started working at CCF on September 2013 with the position of Case Manager based at CCFCC. He was studying in master of public law at the Asia Euro University (AEU), and completed the Diploma in English Degree at English Language Teaching Institute (ELT), bachelor degree of Public Law at Chamroeun University of Poly-Technology (CUP) in Phnom Penh and other training course such as Management, Rights-Base Approach to Development, the Community Development Concept, Office and Administration Skill, Counselor and Peer Educator with 13 years working experience as the Hope Assistance, and Love for Orphans (HALO) Project Manager with TASK-Servant Organization, Teenager Drug User Rehabilitation Project Manager, AIDS HOME CARE Project Officer, New Life Mission-Cambodia Voice of New Life Radio FM 89.5 MHz, and (CCC) Campus Crusade for Christ International-Cambodia related to the student outreach.
"My dream: I would like to see the community people have a better life."
Keo Sidanin, Internal Auditor
Sidanin, who was born in Phnom Penh, holds a bachelor’s degree of finance and banking in 2008 and master’s degree of finance management in 2013 at National University of Management. She was appointed as an Internal Auditor for CCF on June 2013.
Before joining with CCF, Sidanin has nearly four years experience in internal auditing with being a head of internal audit department for three years by independence work for an NGO, CICM-Cambodia (Credit Mutuel Kampuchea-CMK, a Financial Service Institution). At the NGO, before being promoted to internal audit staff, she was a branch officer who managed othe Boeung Keng Kang Branch. In 2002, when she finished high school, she started a first job for a company as a customer service operator, and then in 2005 worked for PCCS Cambodia Garment Co., LTD as a purchaser.
Sidanin is committed to contributing to CCF in monitoring, assessing, and analyzing organizational risk and controls, reviewing and confirming information of internal policies, procedures, Process and legal requirement whether operate and comply efficiently and effectively.
Sidanin hopes to see poorest children receive the special care through nutrition, shelter, health care, education and everything else needed to build them up to have a good future.
Kang Chamroeun, Co-Manager of Sponsor/Donor Relations
Chamroeun is in charge of operations and information in CCF's busy Sponsorship Department. Prior to joining CCF, he spent 2 years working on community projects teaching self-reliance and the benefits that come from collective, collaborative working. He began his CCF career in 2006, initially as a mail translator and then as Sponsor Relations Coordinator. In the latter role he played a key part in building, maintaining, developing and using to good effect the information which is essential to CCF's vibrant and successful sponsorship program.
In his current position, Chamroeun is the 'data' of the Sponsorship Department. Highly knowledgeable about CCF's many sponsors and the children, information accuracy and flow are his primary concern. Keeping track of the sponsorship activity in all its forms, from the availability of children for sponsorship to the inflow and outflow of email from the different facilities, the maintenance of accuracy and the timely passage of essential information to whoever needs it all demand a consistent attention to detail and an eye for the bigger picture. Chamroeun also ensures that other essential operational activities, such as the scripting, production and provision of the DVDs about each sponsored child that are a unique feature of the CCF program, are conducted in the same effective and efficient manner.
With wide ranging interests which include the history of the ancient empires and a current concern for environmental issues within and beyond Cambodia, Chamroeun has used his spare time as a volunteer English teacher and translator at LDSC and will soon commit even more of it to study for a Degree in International Relations and Communication.
Happy to be highly involved in CCF's work, Chamroeun is pleased to be part of something unique that is helping to rescue the damaged lives of so many Cambodian children and their families and is especially glad that he can play a part in helping their tomorrows be better than their yesterdays.
Chhem Saron, Co-Manager of Sponsor/Donor Relations
Saron is CCF's Sponsor Relations Officer. She took on this post in early 2009. She came to the position from a sound background within CCF, having worked in CCF as an English teacher for one year and then as a translator at CCF2 for the next 2 years. Currently responsible for making all the arrangements necessary to set up a good sponsorship relationship as well as overseeing the activity and effectiveness of the team of translators who maintain and nourish the flow of communications between CCF's children and their sponsors in each of CCF's 5 sites, Saron is always busy. The organization of sponsor visits is another of her responsibilities and her constant anxiety is that, all visitors to CCF and the children who are the focus of these visits, enjoy these occasions as much as humanly possible. None of this work can be done in isolation and Saron is in constant touch, not only with CCF departments in Phnom Penh, but with CCF's Los Angeles Office to ensure that information flow about sponsor activity and sponsorships is as swift, accurate and detailed as it needs to be. Prior to her work with CCF Saron worked with a Microfinance organization and as an English & Khmer Kindergarten Teacher.
During her time with CCF, Saron's greatest pleasure and success has been in helping establish good and lasting sponsorships and she loves seeing relationships created at a distance blossom into genuine affection and sharing. Her CCF ambition is to see all of CCF's children in such good relationships.
The holder of a Bachelor Degree of English, Saron also holds a Diploma in English from Pananasastra University of Cambodia and is in the second year of study for another Degree in International Relations at the same University. Hoping one day to be able to indulge her love of travel, her primary motivation now is to see all the CCF children whom she loves to have a great future of their own.
Khoy Radeth, Vocational Supervisor
Radeth started his role as Vocational Training Supervisor on September 2008. He was born and raised in Phnom Penh. He is currently completing a Master of Arts Degree in Development Studies at the Royal University of Phnom Penh and previously graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration majoring in Management from the National University of Management.
Before he joined CCF in the post of Vocational Training Supervisor, Radeth worked for a leading NGO as a Program Officer for nearly 4 years and with other private businesses for over 3 years. He has many skills and much experience gained through working with vulnerable people, counselling domestic violence victims and for people suffering from HIV/AIDs. He is also active in children's rights and protection issues and in community development.
Radeth hopes that all vulnerable children and young adults from the Steung Meanchey area and other rural areas in Cambodia can get access to a brighter future. He believes that CCF can extend its success to help many Cambodian people who come from poor, illiterate families with little hope of change.
Radeth likes to spend his free time getting together with friends or going to the beach in his vacation time.
Soung Sopheak, Head of Art Education
Sopheak was born in Svay Chrom district in Kandal province and moved to Phnom Penh in 1994. He has worked in CCF since 2005 as Head of Art Education, responsible for an extensive art, dance, drama, and music study program. Sopheak also directs the cultural performances at CCF and teaches story composition. He works hard to ensure that CCF performances raise the children's awareness about social issues, such as poverty, drug use, trafficking and domestic violence.
Sopheak is always very busy preparing the curriculum, writing student reports and managing staff. Moreover, he also manages CCF's association with the public schools that the children attend.
"Life in Cambodia is not easy and I push myself in order to achieve my goals in terms of my professional career," says Sopheak. He is very happy to work with all the children at CCF and likes educating the children, and working closely with his colleagues in CCF.
Sopheak is also keen to develop his own skills and spread his horizons. At present he is a student of Digital Film at Limkokving University.
Khem Channoeun, Community Education Supervisor
I was born in Kandal Province, a very meaningful place for my life and I finish my high school in 2003. And in 2007, I graduated in a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed) degree (TEFL) from the Institute of Foreign Languages (IFL), Royal University of Phnom Penh. And in 2011, I completed a Master Degree of Arts in International Area Studies, major in International Relations from the Tsukuba University, Japan in JDS scholarship. In addition, now, 2012, I am also continuing my Master Degree of Business Administration at Royal University of Law and Economics in the second year, term 5.
My previous working experience includes being a teacher of English at Sovannaphumi School and being an administrative government official at the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport. From 2007 to 2010, I had been a teacher of English at Sovannaphumi School for more than three years. And my responsibility as a teacher at Sovannaphumi include making lesson Plans, developing teaching materials, dealing with classroom problems, maintaining discipline, organizing students’ activities, designing tests including writing, speaking, listening and reading tests. Moreover, from March, 2008 to January, 2012, I have also been working as an administrative government official at the Department of Personnel, Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sport for more than three years, working closely with educational, gender, and staffing programs.
And in February 2012, I became a community Education Supervisor at Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF5). And honestly, I am very happy to work with Cambodian Children’s Fund because the peaceful smiles of children with the beautiful word of education really has made me feel so warm and happy in my heart, so my goal is that I strongly hope to make more contribution for the development of my beloved country, Cambodia as well as for the bright future and peaceful smiles of Cambodian’s Children.