Meet the VBC team
Founder | Managing Director
VBC’s charismatic founder and director, Sinn Meang, works tirelessly to improve the lives of fellow Cambodians. Like many Khmer people he knows first-hand what it is like to be poor. Born during the Khmer Rouge rule, he is the youngest child in a family of four. His father died when he was very young and he grew up in a poor family in a rural fishing village.
Our much-loved builder, Bunthoeun, has been with VBC since the organisation started. Prior to joining the NGO, he made and sold sugar cane juice, earning about US$6 per day. Hard working, he gets stuck into any job, big or small. His wife and three daughters mean the world to him and he works hard to support them and to put his girls through school.
Bunthorn, or Thon for short, joined VBC in July 2016. The 22-year-old lived in an orphanage near Siem Reap from the age of 12 to 17, where he learnt English from the volunteers. Thon is a hard-worker and has grown into his building role, taking on increasing responsibility and often leading house builds and directing volunteers.
Senior Project Officer
Dalin is a dynamo of energy and is driven to achieve and succeed. The third of four children, she is the only one in her family to finish high school. She is in her final year of business management at university, studying full time at night, while working full time in the day. She enjoys challenging social norms that expect women to stay at home and get married and says working in a construction-based organisation adds to this. Dalin loves helping fellow Cambodians, especially those less fortunate. She has a beautiful singing voice and in her free time loves to listen to music, sing, dance and read books.
Barang is a family man from the district near our community centre. He started work with VBC in August 2018, helping in the warehouse. Before working for VBC his work was always uncertain and he changed jobs often, so financially they were not secure. He now has job security. He says working for VBC is his dream job. He is earning a regular income so his wife and two children are secure and he especially loves to practice English with foreigners. Barang is confident and has a great sense of humour and he is always happy to meet new people.
From his previous working experience, Seab has always been a responsible driver. As a local, Seab is always keen to help anyone as much as he can; therefore he decided to join VBC in October 2019 so that he could get more involved with community work. “I love VBC and love working with generous volunteers from around the globe.” – He added. Being a responsible man for his family Seab also wants to have his own business of opening a small restaurant. When he is free from working, he likes spending time with his family, growing some vegetables and taking care of his small chicken farm. He also loves singing sometimes.
Community Centre Head Teacher
Teacher Ee is an energetic and motivated young woman with big ideas and a big heart. She joined us in August 2019 and has a wealth of experience. She has previously started and run a school and spent a year working on a teaching exchange in Laos. Her last job was working in career guidance and she has a variety of soft skills experience. Teacher Ee is originally from a farming family in Prey Veng province in Cambodia’s south east and she is the oldest of three children. She loves teaching and sharing her knowledge to bring knowledge to her students. In her free time she loves reading books, listening to music and hanging out with friends.
Admin & HR
Sreyneang joined VBC in November, 2019. Prior to VBC, she used to work at Pannasastra University in Siem Reap as a Human Resource Assistant. Working at the university, she gained a lot of experience and has also improved her English. With a passion to help less fortunate people who live in rural area is also one of the reasons why she joined our team. She also finds working with volunteers from different countries is also beneficial for her growth. In her free time, she enjoys hanging out with friends and new people. She also likes listening to music and reading book. In the future, she wants to travel around the world to explore new places.
Community Centre Teacher
Teacher Sam joined the VBCCC team in September 2017. She comes from a farming family and also started as a student at the school before being appointed as librarian, then promoted to English teacher. Sam loves to share her knowledge with children in the village.
She is also studying English in the evenings through a scholarship supported by VBC, to increase her level so she can continue university studies. In her free time she likes to read books, listen to music, visit her parents, hang out with friends and play football. She loves to help others and to share what she has.