Pepy Empowering Youth Research Paper

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On 27 January, PEPY Empowering Youth’s staff and students travelled out to Kralanh High School to attend PEPY’s Dream Management Project’s Sharing Event 2017. Our three special guest speakers - Kong Vanthat, Suon Khuen and Ung Hanty – graciously shared their time, knowledge and experience. More than 250 students from Grades 10, 11 and 12, including teachers; as well as the PEPY Empowering Youth Scholarship students, came to hear about their stories of challenges and successes which they have encountered on the road that led them to where they are today.

Kong Vanthat is Women’s Resource Center’s Executive Director, an NGO that provides women and girls in Cambodia with referral services. She is an experienced Social Worker and during the Sharing Event, she talked about her life experience, studies and work. The unforgettable part was when she shared the quote: “Don’t let life change your goals because achieving your goals can change your life.” Her message was when you have Dreams, let it come to reality and prove that you have changed your life.

Another guest speaker is Soun Kheun, AEC-Lataste’s Executive Director, he is also a part-time English lecturer at Build
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A group of students also presented a mini play about students who are not very active nor collaborative in school. The play is about the students who isolate themselves from the rest and only doing things that they are interested in, like football and hanging out with friends, ignoring and not caring about anybody else. While there were many comedic aspects in the play, the underlying message was a bit more serious: teamwork. They want to send the message about friendship, building good relationships and working

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