2016 National President
Mr. Pech Bolene, 2016 National President
Mr. Pech Bolene took oath and inaugurated as JCI Cambodia's new National President for 2016.
New Local Presidents
Left Mrs. Suon Chula, Mrs. Lim Moulyraksmey, Mrs. Keo Sochenda
All new local presidents and their boards have been installed at the New Year Convention.
MOU with Sokha Hotel Group
Left: Mrs. Keo Sith, Sales Director of Sokha Hotel Group, Right: Mr Kouch Pheng, 2015 JCI Cambodia National President
The MOU gives corporate rates to all JCI Cambodian members for all accommodations at Sokha Hotel in Phnom Penh Bokor and Siem Reap.
Winning World Public Speaking Championship 2016
Center: Ms. Dara Roth
For the first time, JCI Cambodia won an Award at World Congress. Ms. Dara Roth, JCI Cambodia member from PPIU University, represented JCI Cambodia receiving the award in Kanazawa, Japan.
Message from National President
It is my great honor to be elected as the 2016 National President of Junior Chamber International, Cambodia. Being in this role, I have a new golden opportunity and privilege to more actively work with other JCI leaders around the world to empower young people to create positive changes in their communities. Personally, I also believe that we are running a great business only when our business and ourselves bring value and positive changes to the society and the world.
JCI has been around, making positive impacts in the world, for 100 years; business people, professionals, students and citizens from different places are putting their heads, hearts and hands together to achieve one mission – making a better world. JCI Cambodia, in particular, was established in 2011 and has contributed a lot to the betterment of Cambodian society through many projects in the areas of community work, business, individual development and international collaboration. All past national presidents of JCI Cambodia have displayed a great leadership model and still continue to support JCI Cambodia’s activities all the time. Also, I always appreciate the devotion, commitment and efforts of our members in implementing impactful projects around the country.
As the 2016 National President, I am committed to nurturing JCI Cambodia’s legacy and empowering Cambodian young people to create more positive changes in Cambodian communities and in the world. All our members will also have more opportunities to develop themselves in their social leadership, career life and businesses.
Let’s make 2016 a year of Passion & Legacy!
2016 National President
About JCI and JCI Cambodia
JCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens age 18 to 40 in 5,000 communities and more than 115 countries around the world who are engaged and committed to creating impact in their communities.
Each JCI Member shares the belief that in order to create lasting positive change, we must improve ourselves and the world around us. We seek targeted solutions to the unique problems in our communities to build a better world, creating global impact.
JCI Vision: To be the leading global network of young active citizens.
JCI Mission: To provide development opportunities that empower young people to create positive change.
That faith in God gives meaning and purpose to human life
That the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations
That economic justice can best be won by free men through free enterprise
That government should be of laws rather than of men
That earth's great treasure lies in human personality
And that service to humanity is the best work of life.
JCI founder Henry Giessenbier Jr. founded the Herculaneum Dance Club in 1910. In 1914, they merged with six other dance clubs to form the Federation of Dance Clubs and Giessenbier was elected President. However, he wanted to be part of something more focused on community engagement. And that was the beginning of JCI.
More about JCI, CLICK HERE.
About JCI Cambodia
More 30 years ago, there were efforts in creating a JCI National Organization in Cambodia. Due to wars and other political instability, the set up was not successful.
In 2007, two outstanding Cambodian students, Mr. Va Vireak and Mrs. Lay Kanika, who were doing short management and entrepreneurial course at Cambodia Japan Cooperation Center (CJCC), were invited to attend the Young Leader Summit, organizing by JCI Japan. They met with 2007 JCI World President and other JCI National Presidents from Asia Pacific.
In 2008, together with Mrs. Lay Chanrasmey, Mr. Chhen Chandara, and Mr. Heng Samnang, they were motivated & encouraged to formulate JCI in Cambodia with the visit from APDC team and conduct the Global Training School (GTS).
From 2008 to 2009, Asia Pacific Development Council had several trips to Cambodia to recruit and to motivate more key business leaders to join the set up of JCI Cambodia.
In 2010 and 2011, Mr. Chy Sila, began forming a committee to get the organization recognized officially by JCI as well as the Cambodian government. In 2012, the then JCI Cambodia's National President, Mr. Kouch Sokly, and the board of directors succeeded in getting approval from JCI in making JCI Cambodia a FULLY AFFILIATED member of JCI.
Read more about History of JCI Cambodia in the HISTORY section.
Partners and Sponsors
Our annual sponsors since the beginning of the inception of JCI Cambodia in 2011. We are delighted to have all the sponsors working with us from the beginning. We are looking forward to more collaborations from corporations in the coming years to increase positive impact for our communities.
Contact our 2015 National Secretary General for enquiries related to sponsoring and working with JCI Cambodia:
Mr. Ly Sopanha
JCI Cambodia signed MOUs with AIESEC Cambodia in 2012 and Young Entrepreneur Association of Cambodia in 2014. The primary objectives of these partnerships are to (1) leverage on our cross networks of entrepreneurs and students, and (2) share expertise and resources for our projects.
Projects and Events
Board of Directors
JCI Cambodia, as well as JCI around the world, vote once a year to elect their leaders. Currently, JCI Cambodia has over 200 members organized under three Chapters, namely JCI Cambodia Phnom Penh, Chaktomuk and the newly created Chapter Mekong.
How JCI Cambodia Was Founded and Developed
JCI Cambodia is very young organization compared to most other JCI National Organizations around the world and in the Asia Pacific area. However, JCI Cambodia is a very proud and strong National Organization with great passion to provide positive change to our community.
Back in 2008 and and 2009, the aim of creating JCI Cambodia was to unite and utilize local business networks in Phnom Penh. The implementations, however, did not turn out as we, the founding members, had expected. We experienced trials and errors in many projects. Soon later, we learned that JCI is not only a place to create business networks alone. We learned that JCI's strength is with the passion of its like-minded members to learn how to lead and to change to be better.
In 2010, a few founding members managed to contact Mr. Chy Sila, co-founder of CBM Corporation and Sabay Digital, to help set up an officially recognized association in Cambodia. After researching, trainings and encouragement of JCI around the world, Mr. Chy Sila agreed to join and had the association legally recognized by the Ministry of Interior later in 2010. He formed a committee of young entrepreneurs and young professionals in Phnom Penh to work on many community and business related to projects. Soon JCI Cambodia was officially approved to be a Potential Member and Provisional Member in 2010 and 2011 respectively. In 2012, the second National President of JCI Cambodia, Mr. Kouch Sokly, and his board of directors led JCI Cambodia to become FULLY AFFILIATED JCI Member at World Congress in Taiwan.
Starting with less than 10 founding members, today JCI Cambodia has over 90 members and over 100 volunteers run by two local Chapters. We are on our way to creating the third Chapter in the near future.
Since 2011, JCI Cambodia won international Awards at Area Conferences and World Congress as following.
Debating Championship in Taiwan 2011
JCI Chairman’s Award of Excellence for International Collaboration at ASPAC in Hong Kong 2012
JCI First Timers Competition at ASPAC in Hong Kong 2012
Most Outstanding Upcoming National Organization at World Congress 2013 in Taiwan
JCI Public Speaking Championship at ASPAC 2014
CLICK HERE to see the Award Album.
How to Become a Member
FIVE steps to become our members:
Join at least one of our events
Fill in an application form and pay membership fee of $60/year to your preferred Chapter.
Actively participate in our projects and events
How to Become a Volunteer
How to Become an Officer
A JCI Officer requires a JCI member at least one year of experience working on our projects and has joined JCI Admin and Achieve Trainings. An interested applicant is then voted to hold certain role of a JCI Cambodia Officer Position at our our annual General Assembly.
New Year Convention 2014
If not you who? If not now, when? Understanding the Power of One.
Cambodia Let's Do It! 2011
Messages from JCI to JCI Cambodia
How JCI Cambodia Began
JCI Cambodia in 2015
Cambodian Young Entrepreneur Award 2015 TVC
Clean Water for Better Health TVC