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Linda reflects on her time in Cambodia

Now Linda Horgan, our UK Senior Partnerships Manager has safely returned to the UK, she reflects on her time in Cambodia- with a much clearer understanding of the projects and the need for the work done on the ground in Cambodia. “I walked out the door of my home in Oxford at 1am on Sunday …

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SeeBeyondBorders Leader Departs (Temporarily) for Ireland

Before flying to Ireland Pov shared his reflections in the video message below. https://youtu.be/MHR3z1dn19w Today our longstanding Country Manager Pheung Pov will fly to Ireland to become the second only Cambodian person to secure an Irish Aid Fellowship. Pov first joined SeeBeyondBorders in 2013.  Since then he has made a big contribution to our organisation …

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Roy Ryna, Holds Women in Leadership Talk for Educational Changemakers

Last week, we were delighted to have Roy Ryna, one of the few female primary school principals in Cambodia, share knowledge and experience in the Women in Leadership Talk for Changemakers. Ryna discussed her journey to becoming a principal, the challenges she had to overcome and offered words of encouragement and inspiration to motivate our …

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SeeBeyondBorders appoints new CEO International Operations

On the 29th of June the Board of SeeBeyondBorders Australia appointed Colm Byrne as the CEO International Operations in succession to our co-founder and CEO Ed Shuttleworth. Below, Colm reflects on the exciting opportunities ahead for the organisation. Dear Supporters,It is said that change is a constant and that is certainly true at SeeBeyondBorders. Following …

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Meet Sokun, one of our Master Mentors

Kon Sokun, the school principal at Sdei Ler has been a key participant in SeeBeyondBorders Embedding Mentoring program since 2020 when he began as a mentor. He was then promoted two years later to senior mentor as well as a cluster director of three schools in Ek Phnom district. Sokun, previously a grade 6 teacher …

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Retirement

Dear Supporters of SeeBeyondBorders and of better education for Cambodians, This has been my last year as CEO, and Kate’s last year on the Board, of this charity we started in 2008 and has been so close to our hearts and minds ever since. Our dream to do something meaningful for Cambodians after seeing the …

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Student Assessment Evaluation After 55 Weeks of School Closures

In January 2022, we conducted assessments in maths and literacy in 108 schools across Battambang and Siem Reap province. With the help of 60 university student volunteers in Battambang and 20 in Siem Reap, approximately 10,000 students were assessed in test conditions. The results were shared with the classroom teachers so they can understand their …

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Cambodian based staff gather in Siem Reap

In February 2022, SeeBeyondBorders held its first staff retreat in over two years. Our Cambodian-based staff gathered together for four days in Siem Reap to reflect on the past two years, examine our progress as an organisation and have some fun along the way! The retreat provided a valuable sharing opportunity for staff as we …

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SeeBeyondBorders Program Review-United together

Early in December, twenty staff members from SeeBeyondBorders Cambodia  and  five Changemakers gathered in Battambang for the annual program review led by Operations Manager, Blung Phath. CEO, Edward Shuttleworth, joined online to welcome everyone and thank staff for their hard work and achievements. “Today is a great day. All the team have come together to …

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