Meet our team

Konthea Mean

Managing Director since 2020

Konthea has been involved with JWOC for a decade under various roles; including, Project Manager, Education Manager and Programs Manager as well as mentor, friend and inspiration.

She spent her time after high school working at a private school and volunteering to teach young children from poor families. Originally from Banteay Meanchey, she moved to Siem Reap in 2013 after completing university. Konthea chased her dream of working for an organization that changed lives; later explored new possibilities to live independently, and ended up growing professionally through newfound opportunities.

She is now managing the whole organization ensuring the University Scholarship, Better Futures and Access Program students reach for their dreams with the best tools and preparation available. Konthea holds a Bachelor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Meanchey University.

Sokun Lin

Administration and Finance Officer

Sokun is from Kampong Thom Province. After finishing high school, she continued to study in Phnom Penh at the Royal University of Law and Economics majoring in Management, graduating in 2003. She worked for 4 years as a Human Resource Officer in PP, then moved to Siem Reap to work for an NGO.

In June 2022 she joined JWOC as the Administrative & Financial Officer. She brings well practiced office management skills to contribute to JWOC’s smooth day-to-day operations to help our youth achieve better future careers.

Phe Choovy

Communications Officer

Choovy started as a JWOC University Scholarship student in 2018, and is finishing her fourth-year
at South East Asia University majoring in teaching English (TESOL).

She started working part-time as the Communications Assistant, but now she is experienced enough to work full-time. She collaborates closely with the Communications Manager on important tasks such as building and maintaining donor relations, demonstrating the impact of JWOC’s work through social media, securing funding, and managing student communications. Every day Choovy is putting her best effort into helping JWOC grow and develop to help more students just like her well into the future.

Chan Vanthon

Employment and Wellbeing Coordinator 

“Hello, my name is VanThon, I’m from a poor family which don’t even have any land to farm, but my parents strongly believe in education and want me to participate in bachelor after the 12th grade. To fulfill this dream, I left my family in 2012, when I was 17 years old to Phnom Penh. I got a scholarship from an institute in TEFL and a great job opportunity with a NGO, 6 years as an English teacher.

JWOC has now given me another new opportunity to develop my abilities and knowledge. In return for the opportunity and confidence that JWOC has given me, I will do my best to ensure the quality of work as an Employment and Wellbeing Coordinator. Apart from this, I also strive to make JWOC prosperous in line with the JWOC’s mission and vision.”-Vanthon

Borey Tek

Education & Engagement Coordinator

 He came to us as a Scholarship student in 2016, then started working in many different roles over the years. He has just been promoted to Education & Engagement Coordinator for all JWOC programs. We asked him about his newest role, and this is what he had to say.
“This new position means a lot to me because I will have chances to gain new experiences from the management team as well as JWOC’s partnerships and youths too.
As the new EEC, I will manage English and Computer Teachers as well as Leadership Trainers. I will contribute my knowledge, experiences, and skills related to education such as training methods, and learning resources to ensure that they are the highest quality. Also, I will show engagement skills among our team, share positive insights and be a good role model for our youths.
The difference with my current position is I will be working closely with the Managing Director, increasing networking and engagement with the communities, writing reports to donors and more.

Mean Srey Im

Scholarship Program Officer

Srey Im was born in Bonteay Meanchey province. She finished high school in 2017 and graduated from University of Management and Economics in 2022. Her previous work experience includes time as a Teacher Assistant, where she worked closely under the main teacher with classroom management and operations.

Her current role is to ensure the success of University Scholarship student recruitment and mentoring.

Mok Boda

English Instructor

Boda is the newest teacher at JWOC. His role is to teach English language to students in the Access Program, Better Futures and University Scholarship program. He graduated from Paññāsāstra University of Cambodia, majoring in International Relations in 2021. Boda has worked as a part-time English Teacher in Siem Reap and also as a teaching assistant while in university, and also experienced working with NGOs both professionally and voluntarily.

He says “As an educator, the major achievement I wish to accomplish is delivering a quality education to all students. I strongly believe students can apply English language effectively in terms of communication in their personal and professional future.”

Kan Sokhit

Computer Instructor

SoKhit started working with JWOC in 2021. Teaching students to use computers is his passion. He focuses on teaching touch typing, Microsoft Office, email guideline and protocol, online research skills and other tools for digital proficiency that make technology accessible to students across our programs. All of this improved his capacity to teach, assist students, and maintain lab materials. He is currently enrolled in Year 4 studying Information Technology at the University of South-East Asia Siem Reap.

Yi Bunly

Leadership Trainer Assistant

Bunly is a JWOC Scholarship alumni student and the Leadership Trainer Assistant. He has been a scholarship student since 2018. He is now in the last year of his Bachelor’s degree program at the University of Southeast Asia with a Major in Teaching English as a foreign language.

Bunly started his current position in May 2022. His responsibilities include assisting the Leadership Trainer, organizing and running educational trainings, special events, and workshops for students, alumni and staff.

Thida Klouk

Cleaner and groundskeeper

Thida has been working at JWOC since 2015. Her main responsibilities include keeping the JWOC space neat and tidy. She brings a variety of skills to the role, and has even helped us by making new curtains, filter covers and soap bags. Thida’s son and daughter also attend English classes at JWOC’s Youth Learning Center in addition to their studies at public school.

Theara Nhoum

Security Guard and Groundskeeper

Theara has been a member of JWOC’s staff for 2 years. Often the last person to leave the office, he is responsible for maintaining our Learning Center and ensuring the safety of our students in the afternoons.


Napping Queen and Cuddle Master

She can take vacation time whenever she wants; and she is the foremost expert in finding the sunniest or shadiest spot in the JWOC Learning Hub. She can always replace any absent staff by keeping their office chair nice and warm while they are away. JWOC is safe every night because of her. We love you Nip!