ABOUT US


WHAT'S KARUNA MEAN? 

There are two Sanskrit words frequently used by Buddhists that are translated as "compassion." One is Karuna, which means compassion, active sympathy, gentle affection and a willingness to bear the pain of others. The other word, Metta, means loving kindness; a benevolence toward all beings free of selfish attachment. 

Karuna is important in all schoolsof Buddhism. For Theravada Buddisht, dwelling in Karuna is a means for attaining a happy present life and heavenly rebirth. In Theravada Buddhism, Karuna is one of the four “divine abodes”(brahmavihara), along with loving kindness (Pali: metta), sympathetic joy (mudita) and equanimity (upekkha). 

In the Pali cannon, the Buddha recommends cultivating these four virtuous mental states to both householders and monastics. When one develops these four states, the Buddha counsels radiating them in all direction, as in the following stock canonical phrase regarding Karuna: He keeps pervading the first direction as well as the second direction, the third and the fourth with an awareness imbued with compassion. Thus he keeps pervading above, below, and all around, everywhere and in every respect the all-encompassing cosmos with an awareness imbued with compassion: abundant, expansive, immeasurable, free from hostility, free from ill will. 

HOW WE RUN? 

Karuna Youth Cambodia is a nonprofit organization who works on Education project with poor youths and children around Cambodia. 

Karuna Youth Cambodia Organization was founded by Mr. Kim Sav Phearith, a former slum youth in Beoung Kok Lake area, Phnom Penh on August 2011 as a Karuna Youth Club. 

Starting out empty handed, the Karuna Youth Club has involved the community with humanitarian work by educating people about languages, leadership skill and morality, provide the place for poor students to live, provide the scholarship for poor children to learn and have a better life. 

So far around 6years of our work, we have been involved and help more than 2000 youths and children in Phnom Penh and some provinces. 

In 2015, Karuna Youth Club was upgraded to be Karuna Youth Cambodia Organization and work based in Phnom Penh and Kompong Speu province.

OUR GOAL:

Youth and Children have an opportunity to learn and play an important role to help involved with community development and social works.

OUR VISON:


We want to see people who need assistance get warmth, personal development, shared knowledge and experience with compassion.

OUR MISSION:


Karuna Youth Cambodia is a nonprofit Organization whose mission is to working with the poor people such as youth and children to build their knowledge and support them with physical, emotional, and resources force. 

Karuna Youth Cambodia has 3 main missions: 
1. Provide free education for rural youths and chilren
2. Motivate and give the opportunity to youth and children for help involved with     community development and Social works 
3. Support poor kids with physical, emotional and resources.

ABOUT OUR FOUNDER:


SAV PHEARITH KIM from a normal family lived in slum areas, Phnom Penh. He worked with an NGO as a volunteer to help promote about children's rights since he was 12 years old. When he started college, he worked with some NGOs in Phnom Penh to provide Education for poor children in rural area. Understanding about poor child's life and needed, in 2011 he was established Karuna Youth Club with his team to provide Education to poor youths and children in Cambodia. In 2015, Karuna Youth Club was upgrade to Karuna Youth Cambodia Organization and he still play an important role to help develop and sustain the organization. 

(Some people have said “… they will help their country when they are old enough, have own job, enough money, and sustainable family...”If you have that thinking, you will wait for your whole life because you never know what happened in the future. If you want to do something, please don’t only think but must take action and start from now…) PHEARITH’s opinion.



BESIDE PHEARITH, WE HAVE AN AMAZING TEAM WHO HELP ESTABLISH KYC. 

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OUR TEAM

KIM SAV PHEARITH
Executive Director 
                                        KHORN KUNGKEA              SES SAROM
                                  Fundraiser and Communicator      Communicator
                                          KHUN SAVEOUN        MEOUN CHANTHA
                                                Accountant               Accountant Assistant
                                       VANN VIREAKBOTH       MOM SOKCHEA
                                             Library Mana             Aural School Manager
  
    

 
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