The Foundation in Cambodia
Supervision and management of activities
The work of the decision-making bodies of the Cambodian Foundation is delegated amongst the Board of Directors, the General Direction and the Executive Committee.
Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is the highest level of management within Krousar Thmey. It is made up of ten people: some are in charge of activities, whilst others represent the main contributors. The directors are elected to a specific role and members are renewed by election. They have all known the foundation for many years and have relevant knowledge in special education, Asian society and development. A wealth of advantages to help achieve actions in the field. The members are mainly Cambodian. They meet every six months at the organization’s headquarters in Phnom Penh to decide on strategic guidelines and make sure that activities are running smoothly.
General Direction and Executive Committee
A General Director is in charge of everyday supervision, acting in tandem with an Executive Committee comprising the main executive officers and coordinators. They meet twice a month to take stock of progress of activities and decide on guidelines to be followed in the field (strategic plan, risk analysis, etc.). A report of these meetings is produced systematically and sent to members of the Board of Directors. Created in 2009, the Committee supports the General Director in making major decisions and responding to the instructions from the Board of Directors. Each managing team is also responsible for making sure that Krousar Thmey functions in a proactive and participative manner.
The Committee is made up exclusively of Cambodian members: the General Director, the representatives of the Communication and Finance Offices and the three programme coordinators (Education for deaf children, Education for blind children and Child welfare).
Management of activities
The foundation’s head office in Phnom Penh manages the activities. It includes a Communication Department, a Finance Department and a Vocational Training Department.
The Communication Department has a staff of five (including three European volunteers). It is in charge of relations with donors, foreign partners and local agents. The Department also actively seeks funding and works to promote activities within the country and internationally.
The Finance and Administration Department has four employees (including one European volunteer). Its main task is to manage funds received and cash flow. It also manages the logistics and administration and all matters relating to human resources.
Finally, the Vocational Training Department is in charge of analysing opportunities for work experience and training in other structures and setting up the necessary partnerships. The aim is to offer young people at the end of their studies the means to enter the labour market, taking account of their wishes and capabilities.
Teams in the centres
Nearly four hundred Cambodian employees ensure the operation of the foundation and work to implement projects in the field.
Detail on the respective teams: