Beginning as a Youth Star volunteer in 2006, Mr. Luy Tech Chheng joined the office team as a Program Officer in 2007. He was progressively promoted to the position of Program Coordinator in 2014 following a secondment with the Ministry of Health from 2012 to 2014, and later on to Director itself in 2016.
Within his role with the M.o.H. Chheng worked as the “Gender & Indigenous Population Expert” for an Asia Development Bank-supported Regional Health Project. Building on this experience in his previous role as Program Coordinator, Chheng initiated a number of program activities to engage youth in helping their less fortunate peers to acquire functional literacy and life skills.
Chheng brings an in-depth knowledge of Youth Star, and a rich experience of management and networking with a broad range of partners. It was this experience that was harnessed by Youth Star when he was asked to become Acting CEO for a period of eight months, from March to November 2014, and again in 2016’s organizational reshuffle.
With a career laden with unequivocal commitment to empowering youth, Chheng embodies the organization’s ideology that education and social empowerment can significantly contribute to the sustainable development of under-served communities in Cambodia. Since 2016, he has led Youth Star Cambodia with wisdom, pragmatism, and determination.
Chheng has a Bachelor degree in Law from the Royal University of Law and Economics, and he is currently pursuing a General English Program with the Australia Center for Education (ACE).