COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION
Education and Community Manager – Loeum Salin
Salin graduated from high school in 2014 and studies at University through a HHA scholarship. Salin is responsible for running our education and community programs, and is always thinking of ways to improve our impact. “I work at Human and Hope Association because for myself I want to have experience to help my community. And for the community, I want it to be developed and I want my country to be developed. And then I want the children in my country to be educated people, not ignorant people.”
Education and Library Assistant – Phat Phyrom
Phyrom was born in Pouk District, not too far from Siem Reap. He graduated from a Bachelor of Law in 2014, and studies English in his spare time. Phyrom is responsible for engaging our students in learning through teaching English and art class, and running our library. “I like working at HHA because I like the children here. I want to share my knowledge with them. I like talking with them because they are funny and give me good memories. I especially love getting smiles from them. They make me happy when I speak with them and teach them in class and in the library.”
Education and Community Assistant- Ngoy Bunrong
Bunrong came from a rural area in Takeo Province, Cambodia. He has 5 people in his family. He has no sister and he is the oldest. While he was learning in high school, he was a part time English teacher at a small NGO in his hometown. After he graduated from high school in 2013, he decided to leave that job because he wish to continue his study at university. So he decided to come to Siem Reap. But he didn’t have money to afford his university, he just studied English outside and worked as a waiter in a restaurant and hotel for a year. Later on he has started university in the faculty of English literature. So he tried to find a job that is relevant to his major. Finally, Bunrong had the opportunity being part of HHA team and stopped working as a waiter. He is now working as our English teacher and studying in university at night.
” I am very excited with this job as an English teacher in Human and Hope Association. I can share my knowledge to students and I definitely improve my English language quickly. I also share my experiences to teamwork as well as students. Especially, I can make children have fun and protect them to be good citizen.”
Vocational Training Manager – Thoeun Seyla
Seyla started working at HHA as our morning sewing teacher, and after two years was promoted to Vocational Training manager. He is responsible for ensuring our programs are effective in moving villagers out of poverty, just like he did. In his spare time, Seyla studies English at ACE through our Further Education Scholarship Program.
Sewing Teacher – Yorn Phalla
Phalla is one of our original sewing students. She impressed her teacher with her passion for sewing, willingness to learn and her ability to accept feedback and improve on it. Phalla was promoted from sewing assistant to sewing teacher just over two years after she started learning sewing. In her spare time, Phalla alters and makes clothes for her neighbours with the sewing machine she bought through our Microfinance Program.
Sewing teacher – Chhoeung Chomrong
Chomrong was initially a sewing student at Human and Hope Association, and graduated in 2015. She worked for us as a seamstress, making handicrafts at her home. Chomrong was promoted to be a sewing teacher in June 2016, and we are so proud to see her thrive.
Chomrong enjoys working at HHA as she respects our rules, and thinks the staff are friendly and open with their knowledge. In her spare time, Chomrong sews, cleans her house and takes care of her three children, two of whom study at HHA in our education programs.
Seamstress – Moeun Vanna
Vanna has two children living in a poor family. She didn’t finish high school, but she works as a temporary teacher at public school teaching to young kids. As Vanna couldn’t earn much money, when she heard the information from one of our graduated students about our sewing program, she was really interested and asked to apply. She has completed our course and chose to be our seamstress due to her best skill and great attitude. In the future, she wants to have a good sewing shop.
Seamstress – Chham Sangorb
Sangorb is a mother of one who currently studies in our sewing program at HHA. When she was young she had to take care of her family’s cows, so she only studied in grade one. Sangorb was working as a builder when she found out about our sewing program through a staff member who promoted the program in her village. Unlike many potential students, her husband didn’t tell her not to study; he said it was her decision and if she wanted to gain a skill, she could. The day after Sangorb took out a microfinance loan with Human and Hope Association she proudly came to study and announced that she had made $1.25 that day by fixing a neighbours clothes whilst she was still studying in beginner class! Once she graduates she plans to set up a shop from home as her village doesn’t have many tailors, so she is at an advantage. Sangorb says her husband is happy to see her have a machine and earning money to support their family. We promoted Sangorb to be a seamstress due to her good quality work and respectful attitude.
Director – San Thai
Thai is one of the founding members of Human and Hope Association. After finishing High School in 2013, he was promoted to the full time position of Community Liaison, then again to Community Manager in 2014. Through forming good relationships with the villagers, it is easier for Thai to educate people on issues such as child protection and the importance of education. In 2015 Thai became Director-in-Training, with the goal to ensure HHA has the ability to be entirely Khmer operated. Thai received a University Scholarship from Human and Hope due to his willingness to learn, his professionalism and his great attitude. He was promoted to permanent Director in July 2015.
“I enjoy working at Human and Hope Association because I can improve and develop myself and I can take good actions to help the community.”
Accountant – Tenh Sopheak
Sopheak was born in pouk district, Siem Reap Province. He is 23 years old. He graduated from High School in 2012 and started to work at Human and Hope Association in May 2016 as part time accountant. He wants to getting more experience about accounting and wants to share some knowledge to teamwork. He is really delighted to work with his team . He wants to see all the children in Cambodia gain education and wants to see his community to be developed in the future.
“I love HHA because it’s providing a lot of benefits to poor family in Cambodia who can get their job professional and all children can get education as well”.
Sustainability Assistant – Riem Sophy
Our Sustainability Assistant, Sophy, is 39 years old. She lives close by HHA with her husband and four children, all of whom study English or Preschool with us. In her free time, Sophy goes to the field to collect rattan and also looks after ducks with a loan borrowed through our microfinance program. Sophy is responsible for taking care of our garden, cooking staff lunches, cleaning and looking after our school.
Security Guard – Doeum Don
Don now works four evenings a week at Human and Hope, and spends his spare time with his wife and children in our surrounding commune.
Security Guard – Loeun Las
Las watches over Human and Hope Association on the weekends. A father of one, he works as a sculptor in the day and took extra work with us as he needs to support his elderly parents. Las has a great respect for our values, and we are happy to have him on our team!