Who we are?

In 1993 CORD (Christian Outreach Relief and Development) started its operation in Prey Veng province which is located in the south-eastern part of Cambodia. The aim of the operation was to provide support and assistance to poor people in Prey Veng province. CORD launched two projects — one was called ― ABCD (Agriculture Business and Community Development). Another was called ― EFGH‖ (Education For Good Health). In 1998, based on strategic planning in order to promote sustainable local development, a local non-governmental organization Ponleu Ney KdeySangkhum (PNKS),means Light of Hope, was localized from CORD to handle the ABCD project. PNKS, a Christian non-governmental organization, was officially registered with the Ministry of Interior in January 2001.

In 2001, CORD took over an integrated rural development project, Community Development Assistance Project (CDAP) in Kampong Speu Pro vince, started by ZOA in 1998. Over a period of six years CORD reduced its role while initiating a range of capacity development strategies within PNKS. Finally in 2004, EFGH (Education For Good Health) and CDAP, then it was called Somleng Kampong Speu project, meaning voice of Kampong Speu were handed over to PNKS. CORD has continued to support PNKS.

At the beginning of 2006, the ABCD project was integrated together with the EFGH project, the combination of these two projects comprises a program called "A2H "program. The year 2006 marked the transition year for the merging of the two projects. The plan to merge the ABCD and EFGHinto one program was aimed to better serve the target group of each project by integrating planning, management and monitoring of the projects. The project was then called "Somleng Prey Veng project", means Voice of Prey Veng, being consistent with another project in Kampong Speu which is called "Somleng Kampong Speu project.

PNKS Somleng Program currently has two projects — Somleng Prey Veng project (S-PV) based in Prey Veng province and Somleng Kampong Speu project (S-KS) based in Kampong Speu and Kampot. The Somleng program will focus on improving community health, income generation and community empowerment focusing on human rights, advocacy and social accountability. The Somleng program will continue support to already existing partners and target areas, 58 villages, where majority PNKS entered in 2011, some in 2012 and some in 2013. 11 villages in Prey Vengis only focusing health.

What we do?

Our Development Value

In 1993 CORD (Christian Outreach Relief and Development) started its operation in Prey Veng province which is located in the south-eastern part of Cambodia. The aim of the operation was to provide support and assistance to poor people in Prey Veng province. CORD launched two projects — one was called ― ABCD (Agriculture Business and Community Development). Another was called ― EFGH‖ (Education For Good Health). In 1998, based on strategic planning in order to promote sustainable local development, a local non-governmental organization Ponleu Ney KdeySangkhum (PNKS),means Light of Hope, was localized from CORD to handle the ABCD project. PNKS, a Christian non-governmental organization, was officially registered with the Ministry of Interior in January 2001.

In 2001, CORD took over an integrated rural development project, Community Development Assistance Project (CDAP) in Kampong Speu Pro vince, started by ZOA in 1998. Over a period of six years CORD reduced its role while initiating a range of capacity development strategies within PNKS. Finally in 2004, EFGH (Education For Good Health) and CDAP, then it was called Somleng Kampong Speu project, meaning voice of Kampong Speu were handed over to PNKS. CORD has continued to support PNKS.

Our Approaches
Approach 1
Shifting from PNKS-Led Development to Community-Led Development. In order to achieve community-led development, PNKS changed the ways it worked by ensuring community own their issues. They own their ideas of development, decision and plan. They own their resources. And finally, they own the results. To do this PNKS involve community as part of PNKS internal. We invite community people in our project staff meeting, annual general meeting and annual project reflection and planning.
Approach 2
This approach allows community to practice their planning design ownership and implementation. Community can initiate idea and plan of action to address issues in their community using their available local resources. Community can request PNKS contribution where there are shortfall
Approach 3
PNKS is an Outcome oriented organization. We work to achieve change in behavior, attitude, relationship and policy of individual and or groups.

Where we are?

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Core Value

Love

We believe true love is not merely a feeling or a concept. We believe love should be put into action. The story of the Good Samaritan has touched our hearts and encouraged us to put love into action.

Humility

We believe God created all men equal. No matter how rich or poor, young or old, no matter what our educational background, our social class - we are all equal. We value and respect people we work with and all the people around us.

Prayer

We believe God answers our prayers and He leads us in our decision-making. We believe that God is with us in our day to day life.

Accountability

We are obligated to accept our responsibilities. We are accountable for our actions, our decisions and for the money we spend, not just to our supporters but also to those we serve.

Commitment

We are accustomed to being in positions of responsibility; we are self-motivated, and willing to set goals and work to achieve them, never assuming the other person is responsible.

Honesty

We believe "honesty" is a key to strength. Honesty includes "being transparent". We want to let people, including staff, donors, boundary partners, stakeholders and beneficiaries, know what they are supposed to know, promoting the sharing of information and practices, whether good or bad, to improve learning and understanding. PNKS Somleng Program Proposal 2017 – 2019

Cooperation)

We believe "cooperation" is a key to success. We get people involved. We value people‘s involvement in planning and problem-solving.

Mission and Vision

Vision

People with a deep sense of hope and freedom because they see opportunities in their lives to express themselves and their own aspirations. Communities would be characterized by respectful and loving relationships, sharing of resources and ideas and peace on individual and group levels. People would feel well off if they have enough money but also opportunities, inclusive relationships a strong sense of community and a healthy, sustainable environment around them.

Mission

PNKS mission is bringing hope and freedom to people in our target areas. We see hope as arising from people having the possibility of changing their circumstances and having some control over this change. From experience over our history this can best come about through strong, well-functioning civil society organizations with community oriented values working in a context where they can effectively initiate actions and express their values.

PNKS mission is to support and strengthen VDAs in communities so that they can open opportunities for individuals, groups and communities to define what they would like to change and help them access resources to effect those changes. Practically this means PNKS will support VDAs with resources and capacity in various areas of community development as well as working with them on their own organization and governance and vision and values.

As well as supporting VDAs PNKS sees its mission as contributing to the context in which VDAs operate, making it more conducive to change. Therefore PNKS will also work to connect VDAs in different villages and support collective action by them. PNKS will also work on the way VL, CDA, CC and SSCs think, how they behave, the kinds of policy they make and their relationships with VDAs and each other. Our mission is to have all these actors working, from where they are, with a common vision of community led development based in justice, equality and sustainability.

Goal

PNKS goal for 2017-19 includes individual, group and systemic change. Central is people in our target areas seeing opportunities for improved living conditions, freedom, environment, and hope, are accessible and the future is in their own hands. These BP will connect and empower individuals, groups and whole villages to define and find ways to realize their aspirations. VDAs can best do this if they have strong relationships with their VDC, CC and SSCs and the behavior attitudes relationships and policies of these organizations is aligned towards grass roots participatory village development. The systemic dimension of PNKS¡¦ goal therefore is strong relationships and common direction amongst VDA, CDA, VDC, SSC and CC.

Our Team

Board

MR. TEP SOKHOEUN

Chair

Mr. Tep Soknhoeun is a Finance Manager of Community Development for Peace and Sustainability (CDPS). He worked in the Finance sector since 2006. He completed a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in a General Manager in Cambodia.

Ms. BARBARA SOUNG

Vice-Chairman

Ms. Barbara Soung is currently a member of Prey Veng Christain Centre (PVCC) in Prey Veng Town, Cambodia and as such help with teaching Sunday school and coordinating teachers; facilitating kid’s clubs, bible, and health teaching of women’s groups

Mr. MARK SMITH

Secretary

Mr. Mark Smith is a Country Director of InnerChange Cambodia. Since 1997, he has had long experience in development in Cambodia. He completed a master's degree in Science, Mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Mr. LY YASAK

Treasurer

Mr. Ly Yasak is a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the Department of National Democratic for Sub-National Democratic Development Secretariat (NCDDS). He completed a Master's degree of Arts in Public Management

Staff

MR. TEP SOKHOEUN

Chair

Mr. Tep Soknhoeun is a Finance Manager of Community Development for Peace and Sustainability (CDPS). He worked in the Finance sector since 2006. He completed a bachelor's degree in Business Administration in a General Manager in Cambodia.

Ms. BARBARA SOUNG

Vice-Chairman

Ms. Barbara Soung is currently a member of Prey Veng Christain Centre (PVCC) in Prey Veng Town, Cambodia and as such help with teaching Sunday school and coordinating teachers; facilitating kid’s clubs, bible, and health teaching of women’s groups

Mr. MARK SMITH

Secretary

Mr. Mark Smith is a Country Director of InnerChange Cambodia. Since 1997, he has had long experience in development in Cambodia. He completed a master's degree in Science, Mathematics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute.

Mr. LY YASAK

Treasurer

Mr. Ly Yasak is a Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Officer of the Department of National Democratic for Sub-National Democratic Development Secretariat (NCDDS). He completed a Master's degree of Arts in Public Management