Regional Team

Chakriya TEP

Regional Finance & Admin Director

Chakriya TEP

Chakriya joined the Action Eudcuation regional team in October 2005.  She has 15 years of experience in managing finance and administration in the Southeast Asia region and China. Chakriya is directly responsible for leading and managing a highly motivated and skilled finance team. She holds a Master of Finance and has developed and manages strong financial and internal control systems as well as organizational policies and procedures. She oversees the financial management (budgeting, reporting, internal control, grant management) across the region and of specific projects with different donors (EAC, EU, AusAID, UBS OF etc).

Christine REDMOND

Regional Communication & Partnership Manager

Christine REDMOND

Christine has been working in the field of communication for over a decade spanning four continents.

She holds a BA in Photography and an MA in Gender, Media & Communication.

In her current role, she oversees the communication of the region and supports staff to be best able to tell the story of Action Education’s work.

Prasith CHIN

Regional Finance & Admin Director

Prasith CHIN

Prasith started work with Action Education in Cambodia as Communication & Sponsorship Officer in September 2010 and has been our Regional Sponsorship Officer since 2019.

He holds a Masters in Tourism and Cultural Management from the Saint Joseph University of Beirut (Lebanon) after first completing a Bachelor’s in Geography at the Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia. 

Our Country Managers

Samphors VORN

Cambodia - Country Director

Samphors VORN

In 2010, Samphors joined Action Education Cambodia with more than 15 years experience in managing development programs.  Since joining, he has established a number of new education projects in Cambodia. During his first 5 years with us, our education projects grew from 3 projects in 5 provinces (2010) to 9 in 25 provinces (2014). Samphors has received the Sereiwath Development Medal Award in 2012 and the Golden Medal Award in 2009 from the Royal Government of Cambodia for his contribution to education and disability development in Cambodia.

Prior to working with us, Samphors worked as a lecturer with various universities in Cambodia and held various management positions with a number of local and international NGOs.

Samphors graduated with a Bachelor of Accounting and Masters of General Management (Cambodia) and completed a Postgraduate in Educational Leadership from ACU National University (Australia).

Vithanya NOONAN

Lao PDR - Country Director

Vithanya NOONAN

Vithanya has broad experience in project and program work: design (budgeting and financing), collaboration, implementation, management, supervision and fundraising. She has a deep understanding and practical knowledge of gender, inclusion, participation, child rights and sustainable development.

Prior to joining Action Education, Vithanya worked in the education sector with different agencies, government entities and development partners for more than 20 years, including WB, ADB, JICA, EU, Australian Aid, Plan, World Vision, Children Fund, etc.

Vithanya also holds a master’s degree in Development Management having completed the thesis “Strengthening the Capacity of the District Education Bureau to implement the Decentralization of Primary Education in Lao PDR”.

Tu NGUYEN

Vietnam - Country Director

Tu NGUYEN

Prior to joining Action Education Vietnam, Tu worked as a National Consultant on Behaviour Change Communication focusing on changing behaviours of men and boys with regards to Gender-Based Violence and the Sex Ratio at Birth Imbalance, UNFPA(United Nations Population Fund) in Hanoi. From 2012 to 2014, she worked for the World Wild Fund for Nature (WWF) where she took the lead in a campaign against Illegal Wildlife Trade in Vietnam. Tu has more than 15 years’ experience in the community development field. At ActionAid, Tu worked as Head of the Child Sponsorship Program for almost 10 years (2001-2010), where she acquired a strong understanding about various social development issues – education, health and economic development of poor and underprivileged communities across Vietnam and beyond. Her responsibilities included programme design, marketing and fundraising, donor relations, partnership development, advocacy and networking. Before that, Tu spent several years serving the UNHCR (United Nations Commissioner for Human Rights) where she assisted the organisation in coordinating with local implementing partners to bring Vietnamese Boat People home and helped them reintegrate into the community through a series of micro-projects. In addition, she has extensive experience in conducting research on poverty-related issues – her main responsibility while she worked for a consulting company from 2010 to 2012.

Tu holds a Master’s Degree on International Business from Wollongong University, Sydney (Australia).

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