Who we are

HVC is a UK-registered charity and a Cambodian-based community project near Siem Reap, Cambodia. We offer schooling and extra learning for the community, support for vulnerable children, and assistance with community development in local villages. We employ 17 Cambodian staff, many from the surrounding area.

HVC UK (Registration 1137279) is the British partner of the charity, providing support, expertise, capacity and funding via a network of dedicated volunteers. To support or get involved, contact us, follow us on Facebook, or have a look around this website. We would love to hear from you!

HVC UK remains an entirely volunteer-run organisation with no overheads or administration costs, except bank transactional charges. Every penny raised goes directly to helping disadvantaged or vulnerable children in Cambodia.

The Cambodian NGO

The locally registered NGO and Community Support Group oversees the running of Honour Village. It is governed by a board of Trustees and is the sole beneficiary and partner of HVC UK. 

No trustees, directors (other than the Country Director), volunteers, or Western staff receive any expenses or salary in Cambodia or elsewhere.

His Excellency Seang Nam MP - Patron and Honorary Chairman. Mr Nam has represented the people of Siem Reap in parliament for 15 years. He is also the owner of City Angkor Hotel and a public benefactor.

Phoeng Sothearos - Our Country Director since December 2017, Sothearos brings a wealth of experience with NGOs to HVC as it develops as an educational and community resource.

Albert Hastreiter - Director of HVC and German pharmacist, who has lived in Siem Reap since 2004 with his Khmer-born wife and their son. Together they run Chea's Guesthouse in Siem Reap.

Linne Yun - Director of HVC and Human Resources Manager at Angkor Hospital for Children in Siem Reap. Linne moved from Phnom Penh 6 years ago and today lives with his wife and children in Siem Reap. He was formerly manager of an educational NGO in Siem Reap.

Dr. Len Rodgers - a former Senior Aquaculture Specialist in the cambodiaharvest.org USAID-HARVEST food security initiative, and now a teacher in Siem Reap.

Siek Ky - Deputy Chief Financial Officer at Angkor Hospital for Children. Siek lives in Siem Reap with his wife and children.

Sylvia McReynolds (right) - Married to Sean who is also a mentor at HVC. Sean and Sylvia have 3 daughters and 3 granddaughters. Worked as a Probation Officer and then an Approved Social Worker until fully retiring in 2016 to move to Cambodia in January 2017.

Visited Cambodia in 2002 and was very impressed by the forgiveness in people to put the war behind them and move forward. Attended a talk given by Sue in 2010 and was inspired by the aims of HVC. Volunteered twice in 2013 and then every year for 3 months at a time.

Sean and Sylvia agreed to mentor staff and volunteers and to move here to enable Sue Wiggans, HVC's founder, to retire. Their aim is to hand over the managing of HVC to Khmer staff.

The UK Charity

The UK charity is made up of a number of trustees from across different sectors, all delivering expertise in their areas, including finance, law, fundraising, charitable governance, marketing and advertising, leadership and management, and corporate structuring.

All of the trustees are familiar with Cambodia and many have lived there for extended periods of time, calling it home at some point in their career. Trustees are volunteers and pay their own expenses.

The trustees are always looking for further support and welcome enquiries from anybody who could help with fundraising in the UK. Likewise, if you are holding an event and would like some support or input, or indeed a presentation at an event, they would be only too happy to help.

You can contact Dan Taylor or any of the trustees through this website.

2018/9 Trustees: Dan Taylor (Chairman); Tom Colborne; Alex King; Catherine Taylor; Julian Darrall.

Registered UK Charity: 1137279

The German Charity

Kinderdorf Kambodscha, a German charity formed in 2011 by family and friends of one of the local directors, supports Honour Village via direct fundraising in Europe and generous donations through events held in Germany. The charity is registered in Regensburg (VR200668). A short video in German about the founding and goals of the charity can be viewed here.