PEPY Empowering Youth

Who We Are

PEPY Empowering Youth is a local non-profit and NGO providing personal and professional development training to rural youth in Siem Reap, Cambodia. We are a team led by local Cambodians dedicated to helping individuals identify their dreams and find pathways to success. Starting at the high school level, our interwoven programs provide holistic support for young people to have the tools, network, and resources to succeed in school and thrive in the professional setting of their choice.

A future where young Cambodians have the capacity to pursue careers to improve the quality of their lives.

Connecting Cambodian youth with the skills, opportunities, and inspirations needed to reach their potential.

Transparency – Collaboration
Accountability – Learning & Sharing

Our Programs

Dream Management Project

An elective course run in partnership with local teachers covering goal-setting classes, mentorship, and networking for rural high school students.

Scholarship for Higher Education Project

Providing tuition, healthcare, mentorship, living allowance, and training to financially disadvantaged but ambitious rural youth to attend higher education institutions.

Learning Center Program

One-year program with context-based training in English, Information Communication Tech (ICT), and soft skills for youth to excel in the current job market.

Youth Innovators' and Incubator Program

Comprehensive soft skill and IT courses to prepare entrepreneurs to launch social enterprises or build resiliency and sustainability into their current workspaces.

Dream Management Project

An elective course run in partnership with local teachers covering goal-setting classes, mentorship, and networking for rural high school students.

Learning Center Program

One-year program with context-based training in English, Information Communication Tech (ICT), and soft skills for youth to excel in the current job market.

Scholarship for Higher Education Project

Providing tuition, healthcare, mentorship, living allowance, and training to financially disadvantaged but ambitious rural youth to attend higher education institutions.

Youth Innovators' and Incubator Program

Comprehensive soft skill and IT courses to prepare entrepreneurs to launch social enterprises or build resiliency and sustainability into their current workspaces.

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+ Youth supported since 2012

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PEPY Scholars since 2012

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+ Rural communities supported

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+ Businesses launched

"My name is Lida Chhea, and I received PEPY’s scholarship in 2017. I come from a very big family of eight members, and my parents are farmers. When I was in high school, I used to work as a construction worker during the break, so I could earn some money to buy school supplies. It was life-changing for me when I received the scholarship from PEPY. I was able to take classes at the Learning Center, such as computer and English classes. I really enjoyed learning English because knowing another language is important and essential for me to work professionally. English class also helped me to know about other people, cultures, and skills that I can apply in many contexts for the rest life.

I was honored to join a STEM event in Phnom Penh as a PEPY scholar. It was very insightful to learn about other scholarship opportunities and see amazing projects conducted by other students. My favorite activity at PEPY was the exchange program with students from overseas that was engaging and enriching. Preparation is so important so that someone is ready to do something with their life. PEPY helped teach me valuable skills, prepare me for university, and inspire me to pursue my dream. If you want to prepare for a successful life both in university and later on in life, PEPY is the right place for you."
Lida Chhea

Get Involved

Volunteer with us virtually or on-site

Engage in our programs or admin work as a volunteer and gain meaningful professional experience.

Become a PEPY Ambassador

Support Khmer youth by joining or hosting an event to spread the word or raise funds for PEPY!

Check out our PEPY tours!

We welcome school groups and tours to our headquarters for an enriching learning exchange. 

Explore our Corporate Sponsorship Package

Make a social investment that will benefit both your business and the Cambodian community!

Volunteer with us virtually or on-site

Engage in our programs or admin work as a volunteer and gain meaningful professional experience.

Become a PEPY Ambassador

Support Khmer youth by joining or hosting an event to spread the word or raise funds for PEPY!

Check out our PEPY tours!

We welcome school groups and tours to our headquarters for an enriching learning exchange. 

Explore our Corporate Sponsorship Package

Make a social investment that will benefit both your business and the Cambodian community!

Join an upcoming PEPY Event

Check out our event calendar and sign up or register for an event, or, reach out to us to learn more!

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PEPY received the NGO Governance & Professional Practice Certification of Compliance (GPP) in 2018 for our consistent accountability, transparency, and integrity to our donors, PEPY community, students, and staff. Our Learning Center certificate is officially recognized by the government as of 2019. Graduates can use the certificate as proof of hard and soft skills earned after one year of study. 

In 2020, PEPY was officially inducted in 3PC’s Child Safe Alliance network demonstrating our commitment to ensuring youth are in a supportive and safe environment inside and outside our programs. We also renewed and strengthened our commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in our project curriculums, moving our office and classrooms toward zero waste.