The Savong Foundation has board members in the United States and a small number of staff in Cambodia to make sure all our programs are working as smoothly as possible. Here is our team:
Savong Foundation Board Members
Dr. Phil established the Savong Foundation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in May 2011 after visiting Cambodia for many years and falling in the love with the people and their desire to improve themselves especially through education. Although he is Canadian, he has spent most of his adult years in the United States and makes a living as a small animal veterinarian.
Eddie LambornScholarship Manager
Eddie works for Zoetis, the world’s largest animal health company, where he helps veterinarians understand medications for dogs and cats. He is also a veteran of the United States Air Force having served 12 years as a missile operations officer and contingency planner. He visits Cambodia annually and works with our Cambodian staff to ensure our scholarship student program is operating smoothly.
Amelia Yim Treasurer
Amelia first visited Cambodia in 2009. She was moved by their value for education and was eager to help students receive the opportunities that they deserved. A recent Economics graduate, she manages our financial accounts and has been committed to improving our accountability and support for female students.
Bio coming soon.
Rathana CamScholarship Manager
Rathana works closely with our students and makes sure that we receive their monthly grades and attendance and addresses any problems as they arise. He was employed New Hope Cambodia for 6 years before he started to work for the Savong NGO. He is a graduate of Angkor University and lives with his wife and young son in Siem Reap.
Orong SvayOutreach Manager
Orong is currently one of our scholarship students living at the Savong Student Center. He studies at the Build Bright University with a major in Business Administration and will graduate this year. He manages our Student Water Pump Project which provides water pumps and filters to the local community.
Pomsen is a student at Build Bright University but still finds the time to help manage our finances in Cambodia. Every month, he sends us the receipts for the current month’s purchases and gives us the breakdown in costs for the next month’s expenses.
Sun Kim Torng Computer Instructor
Sun Kim graduated from the Build Bright University in 2014 and has been our computer instructor at the Savong Student Center for over a year now. He teaches computer skills to both our scholarship men and women on Sunday afternoon.
Seyha RoernTuktuk Driver
Seyha is a reliable driver in Siem Reap and we use his services when we are in town. He is friendly, honest and knows where everything (or almost everything) is in Siem Reap.
“It takes a whole village to raise a child” ~Nigerian proverb