Our mission is to invest time and resources in young people in Cambodia, working with them to connect them to the skills, systems, and inspiration necessary to achieve their goals, raise standards of living, and improve the quality of education in their communities.
Our vision is a future where all young Cambodians are empowered to achieve their dreams. We believe that the changes we want to see in the world are only possible if we invest time in people and in the power of individuals to make positive changes in their communities.
Through our Education Programs, which collaborate with government-funded schools, and our Community Development Programs, working directly with children and families, PEPY strives to enable access to quality education, with a focus on leadership, creative learning and critical thinking.
We believe that sharing our activities, the challenges we face and being honest about the failures we've experienced as well as the successes will help improve the work of the industry. Stay up to date with everything that is going on in the PEPY world!
At PEPY we believe you have to learn before you can help, and that a wider understanding of Cambodian contexts and related development issues is essential before trying to support change. We are always looking to learn from new partners, projects and resources as we grow and develop.
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When we work on bettering ourselves, we inevitably better the world around us.
At PEPY, we are committed to our unending potential for improvement. Not just in our programs, but also in developing our people. Staff training is one of the key ways in which we constantly upgrade our skills and improve our
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PEPY board member Maryann Bylander on leading from behind
"Lego also helps me to use my time more effectively because if there were no Lego in the junior high school, I might use my time to do less educational things."
At PEPY, we help students develop creativity, problem-solving and critical thinking skills through Lego.
PEPY's Learning Center aims to address the skills gap – Graduates of the Cambodia's universities are often "found to be lacking in the essential skills and practical experience required for employment in the field for which they were supposed to be qualified".
More young people than ever are flocking to Cambodia’s universities upon leaving school. But students seeking better education elsewhere are reminders of the gulf that exists between the Kingdom’s institutes and those abroad.