Hello, my name is Sokha Treng. I am the founder and director of Children with Hope for Development (CHD). I was born in Thlork Yul Village, Takeo Province. My parents were forced to work in a labor camp growing rice for the Khmer Rouge Kadres. It was a constant battle to stay alive and survive the brutality.
I graduated from Build Bright University in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature. I majored in teaching English as a second language. Within a year, I completed my tourism vocational training. I have experience working in the tourism industry as a guest relations specialist and as a tour guide in French and English.
In June 2010, I founded a project called “Children with Hope for Development” (CHD) to help provide education for poor and disadvantaged children in Po Village and surrounding areas. This project aims to raise children out of illiteracy, create greater opportunities beyond traditional government school, and contribute to the development of our community and Cambodian society.
I created this NGO because I want to help disadvantaged children and young people in Cambodia have a better life. I also want to reduce the poverty experienced in their families and in their communities. These goals can primarily be accomplished through education. I believe education helps children and their families create positive changes in their lives and empower their communities.