In 2001, Delphine moved to Cambodia, drawn by the need to discover the country of her birth and her father’s home country. As a little girl, as war was emerging in Cambodia, she and her family were able to escape to find refuge in Switzerland, her mother’s country.
The urge to “return to Cambodia to help” inspired Delphine in building a career as a humanitarian professional working in war torn areas including Bosnia, Rwanda and Columbia, returning to Cambodia in 2001. After fifteen years of working for multiple NGOs in the country, Delphine’s conclusion is that Cambodia’s development lies in the hands of its youth.
Delphine’s leadership has allowed EYC to stay strong in all of our programs and continue to provide essential education and development opportunities for some very marginalized but deserving youth.
A former student, team leader, youth coordinator and English teacher, Synoeun has made numerous contributions to the organization through her involvement in leadership development of students and programs for youth over the past ten years. In 2015 she returned from studying one year at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts USA. She graduated in 2016 in Media Communications from Pannasastra University of Cambodia and stepped into a major management position for the organization as program manager. Synoeun wanted to give back to EYC for the opportunities it provided to her, and we are lucky to have her skills, leadership and perspective. See her story here.
An alumni of EYC, Lyna became a part time staff in 2010 working in EYC’s dental program, and now works full time as EYC’s social worker and team leader for the health programs, which includes birth control awareness, medical clinics and dental program. She also leads campaigns that helps to improve hygiene and community upgrades at the White Building where Aziza School is located. She has a bachelor’s degree in management from Norton University and received her certificate for Advanced Community Organizer training. Lyna is very caring and always takes time to learn about other people’s lives and situations and more importantly, how she can help them.
Bophal is currently the accountant for both EYC and partner Music Arts School. She is responsible for all aspects of financial management and is a very skilled and organised accountant.
Kid Teacher Leader
Rany has been an English teacher for almost 10 years and is currently completing a Masters Degree in Education. He works to build the skills of our Kid Teachers and to build up their classroom resources. Rany has been with EYC for over seven years and loves the work that EYC does. He is one of few members of staff that did not study at one of our schools! Rany is always gentle and polite, making him popular with both students and teachers.
Kanha has a bachelor’s degree in English Literature and been working with EYC for 2 years. While she was studying, she continued helping EYC on a part-time bases and was recently hired as full-time staff. She also steps in as a substitute teacher whenever she is needed. Kanha is friendly, hard-working and confident, making her a great role model for her students.
School Manager & Computers
Bondol is the School Manager for Youth School and Impact School. The School Managers are key team members who ensure the day-to-day operation of our schools by coordinating student activities like field trips and sports, assisting at the medical clinic, staffing the library, maintaining the facilities, and connecting with people in the community. Bondol considers himself the “lucky son” because he was able to continue his studies. He graduated from university in IT. Bondol is already very popular with his students and is a wonderful addition to the EYC team.
Ky Hao is the longest serving teacher at EYC, beginning his career with us in 2009. He is currently teaching at our Lakeside School in the evenings and has a lot of students. Ky Hao is a very good leader as well as organised and responsible. He is passionate about teaching and has a Masters in Education Development. He loves working with our bright young students at EYC and is one of our most qualified teachers.