TRUSTEES For CHOICE Cambodia (England and Wales)
The team (9 trustees) is made up of Australian, English, Dutch, German, American, Irish and Cambodians. There are also many regular volunteer helpers.
Retired cinematographer hailing from New York, and currently residing in Phnom Penh. Rudi is the Chairman of CHOICE.
Ross is a retired Technician from Geelong Australia and has lived in Phnom Penh for a long time. He is the remaining founder of CHOICE Cambodia.
Mark has worked in Holland as a cook and now he only spends a couple of months a year their working as a clown, juggler, balloon twister and performs some magic. For the rest of the year he enjoys the weather and the people in Cambodia and occasionally entertains the children at the Village with his skills.
A popular Cambodian radio host and DJ, Angela is a valuable member of CHOICE and her local knowledge and insight are imperative in delivering the right services to the needy. Angela was the Founder of our Villages, and she is our Public Relations Officer.
Suzi is from Belfast Ireland and is a bank Mandate for CHOICE. Suzi is always looking to help us and visits on a regular basis with her daughter Ellen Rose. They both love Cambodia and the children at the CHOICE School and the children really love Ellen Rose.
Richard is from the UK and has lived in Cambodia since 2007. He has worked in the advertising and marketing industry, including a year and a half as a travel journalist and photographer.
Arne is an entrepreneur from Hamburg in Germany running his own Internet company. He visited us in 2010 and supports us since then. Arne is a founder of a non-profit-association called CHOICE CAMBODIA GERMANY in 2012 together with Michael Wieland from Munich, for raising money and supporting our village center. They have the idea of going from sponsorship to entrepreneurship encouraging German entrepreneurs using Cambodia Labour but for fair prices and setting up a sustainable existence for the Cambodian kids in the Village Centers.
Vanny is from Takeo. Vanny is a qualified Teacher and Accountant and she was a much loved teacher with the children of CHOICE. Vanny is now the General Manager of CHOICE Cambodia. She is dedicated to helping the poor and loves the children.
Sichan is our head cook, she makes up the menu, wash’s the dishes and also helps in our vegatable garden.
Kim is our assistant cook and cleaner, she is from the Village and helps with everything, a very good worker.
Sok Hang is our minibus driver and a good worker and handyman. He had no home so we arranged for living accommodation at the center. He helps by maintaining the vehicles and other odd jobs between driving.
Soly has completed his bachelor degree in Phnom Penh and is an experienced teacher. He teaches English at out center and lives nearby the CHOICE Center.
Kim is studying English Literature in University at weekends, during the week she is one of our English teachers at the CHOICE Center. Kim comes from the poor Village we help in Kandal Province.
Srey Nouch lives near the CHOICE Center and she is one of our grade 1 Teachers. She is in 2nd year at P.U.C. University and is undertaking a 4year teaching degree at weekends.
Sok Heng is from the first Village aged 16, she is the brightest student at the CHOICE Center. She is a very hard worker and can speak some English, Khmer, German and Chinese. We pay her a small salary as an assistant Teacher for a couple of hours per day.
Srey Tea was a student with us in the sewing class, we decided to keep her on as she is such a hard worker. She helps keeping the yard tidy and runs the canteen. She is one of our six Staff from the squatter Villages.
Mariya is our “P365” Phnom Penh house manager, she lives in the accommodation house. Her duties involve the supervision and funding of our Scholarship Students.
Lyda is a highly skilled seamstress, she joined our sewing team as the trainee manager. Lyda had many years of experience in the garment industry previously. Now Lyda is attending a computer course to learn computer skills and take charge of the Computer class.
Lou Heng was a good student at our CHOICE center, eager to work so we trained him and employed him as a driver. He is a quick learner so now he drives our truck for student transport and water delivery. He is from the middle poor village.
Kunthea speaks a little English she is our Kindergarten Teacher. She loves the little ones and lives in the area so she knows the children and their families.