The foundation was founded in February 2020 by Frank Rikken, in collaboration with two other board members, Mark and Michel. Together they form the daily management of the foundation.
We have a team of professionals on site to manage the delivery and distribution in Cambodia. They help us with organizational, cultural and official issues. They also provide us with financial and tax advice and assist us with local regulatory questions.
Chakrya was born a rural area in Cambodia. She has big dreams and is always helping other people around her. She is head of HR at an international company in Cambodia. She is a volunteer coach is several social activities, and she believes in equality and empowerment to make change in Cambodia.
Melanie and her partner decided to move to Cambodia for a new challenge, with more impact and satisfaction. While trying to figure out the entry restrictions and visa procedures, Melanie came into contact with Frank. After exchanging tips and tricks, they met in Phnom Penh and got to know Smiles of Hope. She is happy to contribute and follows the progress of the projects from Phnom Penh.
Ain Chean Toing, also known as JC is Managing Director of the Advanced Centre for Empowerment, an NGO in Cambodia. Seeing the need in the community. JC is helping us with the import, storage and distribution of our technical equipment and supplies among the people that most need it.
Phally is working in Accounting field in an International oriented Cambodian company. She is focusing on producing Financial reports and Tax. IFRS and Cambodian Tax Law compliance is her speciality. "Positivity, consistency and highly responsible." That is the best way to describe her.
A number of keywords are important to the board members of the Smiles of Hope Foundation: integrity, transparency and open communication.
The treasurer is primarily responsible for the finances. The accounts are audited every year by an accountant. Directors do not receive fixed remuneration for their work. An expense allowance can be paid based on actual costs incurred during business trips. Each year is concluded with a financial and a substantive annual report. These reports are published on this website.
The Smiles of Hope Foundation wants to provide existing NGO projects with teaching materials, books and laptop computers used by students in selected projects. Young people and children in deprived areas and slums in Cambodia deserve an opportunity to develop and use their talents to grow their local economy. Especially in the poor parts of the country. The connection between students who have been given the opportunity and youth in disadvantaged areas is a key to narrowing the gap between rich and poor. The Smiles of Hope Foundation also wants to establish this connection by offering practical training courses on the integration of technology and communication.
The Smiles of Hope Foundation believes that young people in Cambodia should be able to express their talents to make their dreams come true. The gap between rich and poor in Cambodia can only be narrowed if children and young people from poor areas are given the opportunity to develop as leaders. The Smiles of Hope Foundation believes that no distinction should be made based on gender. A balance between boys and girls in the programs creates a balance in the composition of the later framework. To actively promote respect for each other and each other's standards and values.
We support local projects of selected NGOs. We assist them with resources and practical support.
The laptops we receive in the Netherlands, among others, are emptied and refurbished in a certified manner. Where necessary, new power supplies come in and then we ship them to Cambodia, where they are used in projects of NGOs on the spot
We train and coach students and novice entrepreneurs on site. We offer them perspective together with local professionals from partner NGOs and companies.
To take steps that really matter, we help young people in Cambodia find work. Work with which they can meet their needs, but also with which they can contribute to the local economy.
ACE is an independent Cambodian NGO that provides education, housing, training and work experience to underprivileged children and young people in Cambodia.
From teaching life skills and English to slum children to providing housing, leadership skills, English and life skills to college students.
Chickara Cambodia offers young people in Cambodia the opportunity to study. For this purpose, this foundation offers both financial resources, personal guidance and appropriate professional knowledge. At the same time, Chikara Cambodia makes young people aware of the important environmental challenges facing Cambodia. So that they will use the knowledge they gain during their studies to further build their country in a sustainable way.
The goal of AngkorHUB Academy is to enable young Cambodians to work remotely by increasing their (digital) skills. By offering young people in Siem Reap and Phnom Penh an opportunity to develop their own talents, they are better able to become entrepreneurs in the digital domain. AngkorHUB Academy provides effective training courses that prepare young people for a new future
The Smiles of Hope Foundation is a Public Benefit Organisation (PBO) . Donations are therefore tax-deductible.
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