Every staff member at Homeland, from our Executive Director to our volunteers, is integral to our success. Below, meet the core of our organization. Though we are from different backgrounds and places in Cambodia, we are united by our passion for advocating for vulnerable children.
Referred to as “Ma,” Mao Lang has served as the Executive Director of Homeland since its founding in 1997. Over the years, she has worked with over 3,000 vulnerable children and families. Her work has been honored by the Cambodian government and by Family Health International. She is in charge of the strategic direction of Homeland and communication with donors.
Residential Center Supervisor
Mr. Sony recently joined our team in November, 2013. He graduated from the Royal University of Phnom Penh with a degree in Psychology. He is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the residential home – from meals to the children’s education!
Social Work Team
Our social work team has six members: one counselor/educator, two social workers focused on child reintegration, and three case managers. Madam Sitha, the counselor, coordinates monthly workshops on health, hygiene, and emotional development, and also provides one-on-one counseling. Mr. Visal and Mr. Rattana conduct family tracing and child reintegration whenever possible. Miss Tean Sopheak, Miss Chea Oeurn, and Miss Morn Nacha, the case managers, are in charge of each child’s time at Homeland from scheduling their health check-ups to monitoring their education.
House Mother Team
Our team is led by the veteran, Madam Mok, who has served as the Homeland’s head housemother for over 10 years! The team provides day-to-day care including cooking, cleaning, and ensuring that the children are happy and healthy. Taking care of 55 children is a big job! We are currently looking to add 2 more housemothers to our staff.
Finance manager, Madam Montha, finance assistant, Madam Huong, and accountant Miss Eng work closely with our administrators to manage our budget, prepare financial reports, and document everyday expenditures. In addition to the residential home, they oversee the finances for our Kamrieng Drop-in Center, skills training, microcredit program, community cooperatives, and two social enterprises: Fresh Eats Café and Gift Shop.
Working behind the scenes, Mr. Piseth, Admin and HR Manager, and Mr. Sela, Admin Assistant ensure that all 37 staff and all 54 children are well and that our daily operations run smoothly! Each of our project managers and program directors report to them. For a local NGO as large as Homeland, there are always reports to complete and paperwork to file. They are doing an incredible job!