I, (Mr. Roeung Dara) living in Siem Reap Province, Cambodia. I AM THE FOUNDER & DIRECTOR OF CHL Changing & Hoping for Lives organization. I didn't come from well-to-do backgrounds. I didn't have famous families. But it wasn't just that I worked hard. Make education & training a priority.
In 1993, I worked for the UNTAC local staff member in Battambang Province as a Polling Officer, assisted with provincial election preparations, office organization, and field polling activities.
In 1996-1999, I worked for Campus Crusade for Christ (C.C.C) in Battambang Province and Phnom Penh, as a Jesus Film Team Leader. I was in charge of scheduling, traveling to every province of Cambodia. The work included presentation, resource distribution, an official liaison to the Cambodian Government offices, supervision of organizational vehicle maintenance, and experienced licensed driver.
In 1999-2004, I worked with Cooperative Services International (C.S.I) in Siem Reap Province, a local Christian NGO as Special Assistant to the Director in charge of project relations with government offices, local commune and school officials, and with other NGOs. I provided oversight to a variety of projects including School Facilities Development (at floating village Tonle Sap), Construction Projects(Cambodian school and orphanage), ESL Program Development, Khmer Literacy Project Development, Rural Medical Clinic, Orphan Project, Happy Family Healthy Home, Christian Work Activities and maintenance of organizational vehicles. Fluent in both English and Khmer, I also did extensive English-Khmer translation for organizational documents. As an experienced driver and familiar with Siem Reap amenities. I also arranged transport and lodging for visiting professionals, and assisted the Director in many other ways as well.
In 2004-2009, I worked with Trustworthy Real Estate Services in Siem Reap Province ( property rental, buy, sales, consultant, evaluation, investment, development and management) as a General Manager.
In 2011-Today, I am the Founder & Director of CHL Changing & Hoping for Lives organization. The priorities of the organization are focused on General English program, Vocational training, Computer skills, Agriculture, Medical help, Projects involving orphans, and promoting a Happy Family Healthy Home.
During this period and experience I was able to use my skills in a wide variety of services. I worked with many different projects and from this experience I have defined my own vision of how an organisation can be successful for all. I am excited to be able to use these skills alongside my personal characterises such as honesty, trustworthiness and respect to develop the CHL Changing & Hoping for Lives organization.
Hope that we will be able to work together to provide change and hope for Cambodian people. Thank you for thinking of me.
Roeung Dara, The Founder & Director of CHL
Mobile Ph: (855) 12978546