In Kampong Phluk, in 2010, Pagna began teaching free English classes to the children of Kampong Phluk.
I believe every child should have the opportunity to learn English and to get an education, as this can lead to living more prosperous lives.
Srey Sambo (Pagna) Co-Founder and Director
By learning English, the children can secure jobs in the tourism/hospitality industry, therefore lifting themselves out of poverty. When he began, Pagna had no school to teach in, so he taught in his house during the wet season and the dry season. Thanks to the generosity of tourists passing by, he was able to supply pencils and notebooks to the children. Eventually, a whiteboard, some desks and chairs were donated. Today, over 120 children are taught English at the PCEF English language school in Kampong Phluk in five classes per day, seven days per week. In December of 2013, a new school opened in Lvea Village at the request of the villagers. Lvea Village is Pagna’s home village. He was born and raised in this farming community set amid beautiful rice paddies stretching as far as the eye can see. In the beginning, the children were taught in Pagna’s father’s house while we tried to raise enough funds to build a small school. Thanks to many wonderful donors, we were able to do it! The new school was built in May of 2014 and we are now teaching 200 students from five surrounding villages. In addition to building the English language school, our goal is to institute several community outreach programs which will benefit the community as a whole rather than just the children. We believe that by offering assistance to family units rather than individual children we can provide a more holistic and sustainable way out of poverty. If you share our vision and would like to help us and the children of Lvea Village and Kampong Phluk Commune, please visit our How You Can Help page.
I am very lucky and proud to have international friends and family, who love and trust me. I am happy with living an honest life and making a difference in the world.
I teach English language at the school. I have 7 people in my family. My father’s name is Senn, and he’s a fisherman, (passed away). My mother’s name is Sormbou, and she’s also works a fisher. She’s 62 years old. In fact I am from a fisherman family and I have one brother who is fisher and two sisters who are fishers also, and one younger sister, she is also an English teacher. I want to be a teacher because I want to help develop the children here in the countryside. This is my purpose in my life. You know, when I can do this I am very, very happy. I can do my part to help our society develop.
Srey Vong Leng
I teach English language in PCEF School. I have seven people in my family. My father’s name is Senn, and he’s a fisherman, (passed away). My mother’s name is Bhen Sambo and she is also a fisher. I have two brothers and two sisters and I am the youngest in my family. Why do I wish to be a teacher? Because I want to give the knowledge to the people who live in the countryside especially the children living nearby the Tonle Shap Lake likes Kampong Phluk. I am very happy that I teach at PCEF School.
Mr Srey Sambo also called Pagna is the co-founder and Director of PCEF. A former monk, he established the first PCEF School in a house in the Kampong phluk village, with his friend Soven. Pagna dedicated his life to provide life-changing education to better the lives of underprivileged children in his community. Due to Pagna’s hard work, and the generous support from friends and donors worldwide, PCEF has continued to grow and prosper. PCEF expanded its programs to the rural area at Pagna’s home village, where we now have another free school program. Pagna is always thinking of ways to help those in need and is currently working on an elderly care program.
Srey Sambo (Pagna )
Co-Founder and Director
My life’s work is to share the love and support that I have received from friends and family to support the world. I am very lucky and proud to have international friends and family, who love and trust me. I am happy with living an honest life and making a difference in the world.
Teacher & Accountant
My name is Phoy Phen, I am 41 years old. I live in Beng village danrun Commune, Sotnikum District, Siem Reap Province. I am an English teacher and an administrator in PCEF School.
I have eight members are in my family. My father was died. My mother is alive; they are all farmers. I have four brothers and three sisters.
Why do I wish to work there?
Because I really want to help people who live around school, especially at countryside, to share my knowledge of English Education. I am very very happy to work with the kids. I am married since 2005. I have five sons are in my family.
Thanks. Phoy Phen
Leng Sai Vong
Teacher & Deputy Director
My name is Leng Saivong. I am 32 years old. I live in Kok Kdol village Kampong Phluk Commune, Prasat Bakong District Siem Ream Province. I am attending Literature of years 4 at CUS University in Siem Reap.
I have seven members in my family and have two brothers and two sisters.
I am married since 2010. I have two daughters and four adopts.
Why do I wish to work there?
Because I really help people who live around school, especially at countryside, to share the knowledge of English Education. I am very happy to work with the kids and thanks for PCEF to support me and all teachers for study in University.
Teacher & Administrator
My name is Leng Souvin. I am 33 years old . I was born and live in Kok Kdol Village Kampong Phluk Commune, Prasat Bakong District, SiemReap Province. I have got 7 people in my family. My wife a seller in the village, so now we live in Dei kro hom Village it is my wife village and I had got three children, they were all daughters. And they are so young. Two daughters are studying at Kampong Phluk primary school and one other is a baby daughter.
So I work in PCEF School. I am an English Teacher and Administrator. I taught the children around 9 to 18 years old. I taught three time at the morning, afternoon and evening.
Why do I wish to work there?
Because I really want to help the people who live around the school, especially at countryside, to share my English knowledge. I am very happy to work with the kids. And it is my hope what I want to help to children. I really want to develop my English language in my commune.
It is very important for all the children live around there. Because this commune is so far from the town and it has got tourists come to visit here too. I want them know more English for speaking with the tourists, and it will help them to have a good life in their future.
I am attending Management of years 3 at CUS University in Siem Reap. Because I want to improve my ability and work very well and successful. It is so important what I study more what I don’t know, it can help me more experience what I need to do for best.