Our Team


Kneath Heard

Executive Director

Kneath joined the JWOC Team in 2015 and is responsible for leading the JWOC team in Cambodia, and ensuring the organization’s consistent achievement of its mission and financial objectives. He is passionate about using education as a tool to empower and develop the youth of Cambodia. Kneath holds an MSc in International Development from the University of Birmingham and a Bachelor of Arts from Aberystwyth University.



Konthea Mean

Managing Director

With the purpose of self-development, a desire to learn and wanting to help communities in Cambodia, Konthea joined the JWOC team in 2013. She now oversees all of our programs, building the capacities of our staff to reach our mission. Konthea holds a Bachelor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Meanchey University.

Keisha Gani

Development Director

Keisha’s main role is to support our relationships with donors and partners, and to contribute to the development of JWOC as a key organization working with youth in Cambodia. She is passionate about human rights and empowering young people to become socially responsible and politically engaged citizens. Keisha graduated with an MSc in Health Policy and an MA in Social Policy and Politics from the University of Edinburgh.

Chamnan Phang Rasmey

Administration and Finance Officer

Chamnan is responsible for JWOC’s day-to-day operations. She joined JWOC in 2019 as It reminded her of her past where it was hard to find someone or an NGO to support her studies, and so she is excited to be a part of JWOC to help Cambodian youth to grow by providing scholarships and personal development opportunities. Chamnan holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the National University of Management of Phnom Penh.



Dane Ros

Scholarship Program Coordinator

Dane is responsible for coordinating our Scholarship Program. Working at JWOC is an opportunity to keep enabling her motivation and passion to empower youths, equipping them with the skills and sufficient capacity for future employability, while supporting them to become social/community change makers. Dane graduated with a major in International Relations from the Royal University of Law and Economics of Phnom Penh in 2019.



Kea Eng

Youth Leadership Project Coordinator

Kea graduated from the JWOC Scholarship Program in 2015, completing a Bachelor of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. He became a JWOC staff member soon after, and is now responsible for JWOC’s Youth Leadership Program, giving our students opportunities to learn about project management and develop their own solutions to address issues that youth in Cambodia currently face.

Borey Tek

Communications Officer

Borey is both a member of staff and current JWOC Scholarship Student in the final year of his degree, studying Education in Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the University of South East Asia in Siem Reap. Borey is passionate about developing his skills in digital literacy and communications.



Reasey Rorn

English Instructor

Reasey graduated from the JWOC Scholarship Program in 2019, completing his Bachelor of Teaching English as a Foreign Language at the University of South East Asia in Siem Reap. He is now our full time English Language Instructor. As a JWOC Alumnus, he is excited to teach students enrolled in our Scholarship and Better Futures Programs.

Dara Chan

Computer Instructor

Dara is JWOC’s Computer Instructor and is excited to develop his skills in teaching at JWOC. He makes technology accessible to students enrolled in our Scholarship and Better Futures programs, helping them to learn typing, Microsoft Office, email and online research skills.

Sarann Kae

Morning Caretaker


Sarann joined the JWOC team in 2014, She is responsible for maintaining the safety of our students in the mornings and is often the first person you meet when you enter our Youth Learning Center.

Thida Klouk


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 Nhom

Afternoon Caretaker


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.


Journeys Within Our Community (JWOC) is a non-profit organization that partners with Cambodian youth to fulfill their potential in education, employment and engagement with their community. JWOC is certified with a Platinum Seal of Transparency by GuideStar.org.

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