Wayne began his work in Cambodia with the Catholic Office of Emergency Relief and Refugees in 1998, where he met Mr. Vandin San. Together they created the organization, Partners in Compassion, to help the victims of HIV and AIDS. In February of 2002, Wayne took up residency at the Wat Opot Project and has overseen its growth and development since that time.
Touch Som OeunActing Director
Oeun grew up at Wat Opot and has a degree in Engineering. He has been employed with us since 2019. He is acting director and also supports staff with grounds and building maintenance.
Hong PheapKitchen Staff / Boys Dorm Caregiver
Hong Pheap has been living and working at Wat Opot since March 2006. She lives here with her teenage son, Touri. She is employed as a cook, and lives in and manages the boys dorm.
Dul ChannlyKitchen Staff
Channly has been with Wat Opot since 2002 and is in charge of the kitchen. Her son, Tay-Wong spends most afternoons at Wat Opot.
Chom TuochPreschool Teacher / Tutor
Tuoch has been with Wat Opot since 2017 and is responsible for our preschool age children and tutors primary school children.
Melinda LiesProgramme Coordinator - Finance
Melinda initially came to WOCC in fall 2010 as a volunteer and as so many do, she immediately fell in love with the place and its inhabitants. Unlike others, though, she was in a position to stay and now calls Wat Opot home. Melinda is the resident Mommy and her duties are as varied as the children in her care.
Paul PhallPart-Time Night Caregiver
Paul has been with Wat Opot since 2009 and is responsible for the nightly upkeep of the youngest boys and gets them ready for school in the morning.
Pheab has been with Wat Opot since 2018 and is responsible for general upkeep of our buildings, grounds and gardens and our animals.
Noch SophongNight time Caregiver / Tutor
Sophong has been with Wat Opot since 2016 and is responsible for the girl's dorm and tutoring of primary age children.
Nget ThenNight Time Security
Then has been with Wat Opot since 2016. He works to keep our property secure in the evenings and assists if any property issues arise, such as a power or water outage.
Vet Mom (Eahr)housekeeping staff / animal maintenance
Ear has been with Wat Opot since 2016 and is responsible for the upkeep of the volunteer dorm and helps out with our animals and in the kitchen as needed.