Mr Sophara (Founder)
Hi I am Sophara Ngoeum and I am the founder of KIDTEA School. I have three sisters and one brother. I live in Trang Village Siem Reap, Cambodia. I have graduated with Business Bachelor Degree and I am currently completing my Masters at Build Bright University (BBU). I was able to open KIDTEA school because of my friends in Australia (Board of Directors) have supported me and continue to do so.
Khong Chantrea (HEAD TEACHER)
Mr. Khong Chantrea lives in Trang village, Siem Reap province, Cambodia. He was born in a big family with four brothers and two sisters. He finished high school at Svay Thom High school, where is 2km away from KIDTEA. Moreover, he graduated his bachelor degree in 2017 with the major as English for Education (TEFL). He has a lot of experience with teaching English. He has been teaching and working with educational fields since 2013. Now, he is fulfilling the position at KIDTEA School as the Head Teacher and a person who strengthens the educational system.
Lane Vann - English teacher
Miss. Lane Vann is from Trang village, Siem Reap province, Cambodia. She has four sisters and three brothers. She is volunteering at KIDTEA teaching English. She has been a volunteer teacher since 2014.
Mr. Eric Henault - French teacher
Mr Eric HENAULT come from France. He is 64 years old, Since he is retired, 4 years ago, he comes in Cambodia to help us as volunteer. He worked 2 years in an orphanage in Siem Reap and since july 2016, he teaches at Kidtea school. The first year we opened one French class, and last year a second class. About 27 students learn french at Kidtea school. Eric substitute also the english teacher when they can't come. When the school is closed, on saturday and sunday, Eric teaches french in 2 Pagoda in Siem Reap.
Mr. Chhen Chean
Mr.Chhean is a friend of Hornn came from Bathombong province now living in siem reap with his relative for continue his studying at university, he would like to work with kids share his knowledge with KIDTEA school. Chhen started to work in KDTEA school since August of 2016 he would like to help his best with teaching English from 2 pm to 4:00 pm.
Mr. Chhoury Sopheak
Mr. Sokhai Khom is 26 years old hives in Speankaek village.he has been volunteer his time teaching English in other campus of KIDTEA school called Happiness House since 2015 he has good willing to helps his community called speankaek village they are lots of kids need help with some ways like free education. He said that he would like to see some poor kids get better with education and living lives.
Kerrie Anderson Ric Pollard
2009 saw both Ric and Kerrie visit Siem Reap Cambodia for the first time as tourists. On their return to Australia it was decided to return as soon as possible to assist the underprivileged Khmer people however they could.
2010 saw them return to assist at a village school where there were 15 local adolescents volunteering their time and energies to educate the younger generation. Sophara was amongst these 15 volunteers. His enthusiasm to help others shone through and it didn't take long for both Ric and Kerrie to realise that he had a special quality about him.
Both Ric and Kerrie forged a lifelong friendship not only with Sophara but many other Khmer people. They not only helped with HERO school but also many other projects. They raised money back home in Australia and returned yearly to spend time back in Siem Reap, Cambodia, helping where they could.
Over the years Sophara had discussed with them his dream of building a school in his home village. He wanted to be able to help educate the young children and give them an opportunity to improve their lives and give them hope for the future.
In 2013 the first KIDTEA school building was erected. Since then and because of the ongoing support with fundraising the school has grown and is a huge success.
Ric and Kerrie are always ready to advice Sophara when needed; but they acknowledge that Sophara is the one that has worked tirelessly to make KIDTEA what it is today.
All his dreams and longings have come to fruition. It gives them so much pleasure to see his dream of educating the younger generation succeed.
They would like to acknowledge all the Aussies that are donating towards the school costs and all the generous ongoing support that goes on behind the scenes of KIDTEA.
Special thanks go out to Megan Watkins. She also has worked so hard to get the school to where it is today.
Mr. Heng Dara -
Dara is school principal of The Global Child School, Siem Reap, Cambodia. Being a local Kmer and an educational leader it is a pleasure that he is part of the team. He not only provides mentoring to Sophara but is also advisor to Kerrie, Ric. He is happy to pass on his knowledge and continues to support KIDTEA by sharing his wisdom with us. He strives to help others, especially the underprivileged and spends a lot of his time giving others a helping hand. Dara has been fundamental in the growth of KIDTEA and his dedication to helping others is to be admired.