The Staff


Thorn | Cook

Thorn | Cook

When I was single, I sold pie and vegetable for a living and I kept doing it until I got married. In 2010, Simon from Anjali House let me be the cook helper for just part time (going to the market and buy the ingredient) for Anjali House Organization.

I am a widow with three children and I have been working so hard to earn money to feed my three children until these days and it has always been so difficult for me.

My life was very poor and difficult before but then when I started working for Anjali in May 2016 my life became a little bit better.

There was one day that I had a really hard time and it was one of the most difficult in my life. I had no rice to cook so I had to take the Bay Kdang (the bottom of the rice) and soak in the water and re-cook it again.

I made and sold cake everyday for a living and also had to look after my mother that stayed sick in bed for several days.

Until she died, my life was still very difficult and nothing changed much.

Since then, I have started working as a cook for Anjali for full time and after that my family life is getting a bit better.

I would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to Anjali House that has rescued me and my family until now. Thanks Anjali for helping my children, giving them free education and all the school supplies and food to eat.

Poleang | Teacher

Poleang | Teacher

Sreypy | Teacher

Sreypy | Teacher

Sokhim | Teacher

Sokhim | Teacher

I am the young adults’ Mathematics teacher. I volunteered for 6 months in 2013 and then became the young adults coordinator. He now works part-time since the beginning of 2017. I’ve been working with the young adults for so long now. When they have difficulties at school I feel the need to help them. Two years ago I left Anjali House to concentrate on my studies and my newly founded business. However, after three months I missed teaching so much that I managed to find some time to continue giving some classes.

Ny | Security Guard

Ny | Security Guard

I was 13 when I had to leave my family because of the civil war. At the time, I didn’t know that I wouldn’t get to see them until 4 years later. I worked on two different farms, either in the rice fields or as a cattleman. It was the darkest time in my life. After the civil war ended, I volunteered in the military and was employed as a soldier afterwards. I served to protect my village. I was proud to do so for 15 years until I retired. I am 55 now and have married twice. Nowadays I am living with my second wife, but I still try my best to support my first wife and our four children. One of them is a student here at Anjali House. That’s also part of the reason how I got into the job. Being unemployed before I had trouble providing for my family, so I was happy to find work again. I worked as a security guard in the past, but the environment here is quite different with the kids. It makes me happy to see that they are all receiving an education and that they can enjoy their childhood.

Vireak | Accountant

Vireak | Accountant

I started studying in Anjali House in 2007. I got education from Anjali House in English, computers and other skills.

I then started working for Anjali House in 2015 after I graduated from high school. I am very interested in financial report, like inventory controller, like giving school supplies to Anjali Student when they need from me. I can also look after the kids when they need me as I got experience from ten years at Anjali House.

Sophany | Young Adult Program Coordinator

Sophany | Young Adult Program Coordinator

I started working at Anjali in 2012 as a teacher and about 4 or 5 months later, I was promoted as a Lead Teacher. My background is teaching English and I really like teaching, so I can say that teaching is my skill as well as my hobby. I loved Anjali environment so much as the director, manager , staff and volunteers and children were very nice. I really really loved them. In 2014, I left Anjali for another chance to improve my teaching skill at a professional English school . I learnt a lot from that school and also felt satisfied with everything there. Due to the hectic hour, bothered my study at the university in the evening, so I decided to leave that good school and worked as a freelancer. Because of the love for Anjali children and staff, in January, 2018 I decided to come back as a young adult coordinator because I have a strong commitment to see changes from all young adults to better improvement for their bright future. I am keen to inspire them for their performance ( code of conduct ) and their study because they are absolutely fortunate to have Anjali to help them. I don’t want them to miss this good opportunity.

Pov | Cleaner

Pov | Cleaner

I am a single mother with 5 children. My husband died years ago. With my husband gone, I have to look after the children alone and do all the hard work, the difficult responsibilities have fallen on me.

My life has always been difficult , as while getting old my income stayed very little. To support my whole family for everyday life and for the money I have earned , I have to pay for my children to go to school and buying the school supplies for them.

I started working at Anjali House in the end of 2008 and I worked as a cleaner. Anjali House has given me a nice and warm shelter for my life.

Firstly, Anjali has been allowing me to work here and giving me a fairly good salary.

Secondly, Anjali has given a free education and knowledge for my children and my grandchildren.

My life has improved a bit and we are getting a lot better. Also, I have been participating in the parenting workshops with Anjali House. Anjali has given me a sewer machine for me to earn some extra money in order to feed my children.

Simon | Director

Simon | Director

Director

I’ve been with Anjali House from the beginning, since around 2006. I started as a teacher and then became the Director of the school in 2014. My favorite thing? I like to manage the staff and the kids and make sure that everyone is involved in the program. I always check to see that everyone is happy and getting along. I enjoy cooking for my family, and in most of my spare time I’m involved in household work!

Bunthorng | Head Teacher

Bunthorng | Head Teacher

Head Teacher

I’ve worked at Anjali since 2010. I am the Head of Education and also teach two classes. I love teaching English and overseeing the E-Learning classes. One thing that I like about working at Anjali House is helping the kids, working with them. Another favorite thing is working for an NGO – the fact that we’re helping the street kids makes it special. I enjoy practicing my English through communicating with the many foreign volunteers. We learn from each other, share the experience – for example, how grammar is taught in different countries. In my free time I like playing sports especially volleyball and football.

Mom | Social Worker

Mom | Social Worker

Social Worker

I’ve been at Anjali since 2014 as a social worker. I help assess and improve the kids’ performance at Anjali and in public school, help with parenting advice, and provide the parents with more information when needed. I also regularly run parent training classes at Anjali House. Sometimes children don’t know who to talk to about their problems, so I like helping them a lot. I’m happy to motivate them. In my spare time I usually look for more information about social work that could help me, learning, reading articles and books.

Theavy | Teacher

Theavy | Teacher

Teacher

I have been working at Anjali since the beginning of 2016. I teach Math, English, and Khmer language to the youngest kids. I love teaching and helping the kids because they are so friendly and lovely. In my free time, I like to read books, listen to music, play piano, play soccer, and dance with my group’s members. Moreover, I like to research for things that are related to my classes, I also watch American movies in order to improve my intonation and pronunciation skills, and through that I hope that I can become a better English teacher.