By Yourngchantreara Sao “Ra”, Country Manager Assistant in Cambodia
Welcome aboard! Sothika Khoeun is our new Head of Learning Center in Angtasom, Cambodia. Sothika says: “I hope to see the learning center become a leading, renowned center for students from local schools and universities alike to learn and research as well as a reputable English school in the community, the same way a reputable school in Phnom Penh is known to the people in the city.”
Concerning his decision to take the position as Head of Learning Center he recalls: “When I saw the announcement, I thought the requirements exceeded my qualifications. However, I was curious about the job as a local entrepreneur which was relatively new to me. I challenged myself to try it out and experiment it with my experiences and skills.”
Sothika joined BOOKBRIDGE in February 2016. Since then, he has developed a marketing plan and is already executing his action plan. Being committed, hard-working and passionate about his learning center, Sothika wants to see it thriving to earn trust from the community. He faces challenges such as educational quality, financial sustainability and maintaining the center’s competitiveness. Part of his job will be to resume the work of the previous Heads of Learning Center in Angtasom.
Sothika has a university degree in English Literature from Phnom Penh University. Before joining BOOKBRIDGE, he worked for a number of local and international NGOs for a total of 8 years covering topics such as research, health and translation. In addition, he has been teaching English for more than 10 years in Phnom Penh. He is a father to four children, two of whom go to school making education an important value to him. Welcome to BOOKBRIDGE family, Sothika!