Sokha obtained a master of science degree in education with specialization in community development from the Asian Social Institute (ASI) in the Philippines. In December 2017, she joined Oxfam Cambodia as the Voice Grant/Partnership Specialist. She is looking forward to seeing all the changes brought about by the Voice program.
Sokha has more than six years of experience working in the field of reproductive health and HIV/AIDS prevention among young garment workers. Additionally, she had been working for five years with Handicap International to promote inclusiveness and the rights of people with disabilities.
Before joining Oxfam, she also worked for CARE International in Cambodia as a Senior Technical Officer, supporting and coordinating with 25 local NGO partners both with project delivery and financial management, spending close to two years with the Implementation of Social Accountability Framework (ISAF).
Like a project manager, Sokha plays the role of a coordinator. Her role in grant management includes releasing grants to partners, opening calls for proposals and conducting outreach activities with marginalized and discriminated groups. Moreover, she is responsible for grant compliance and monitoring by keeping good communication with partners and supporting Voice’s partners to strengthen their capacity.
Helping the Marginalized
“The objective of Voice project is to support the most marginalized and discriminated groups—people with disabilities, LGBTQI community, indigenous people and other groups. This is very much in line with my passion, as it allows me to support them in demanding that their voices be heard,” said Sokha. Assisting vulnerable groups to benefit from grants and strengthen their capacity to express their own views makes Sokha feel proud.