Impact Story

Meet Phalla, the Finance Officer at Children’s Future International (CFI). Phalla was a former CFI student. When she was younger, she received supplementary education support from CFI. 

In 2017, she graduated high school and started her Accounting degree at the University of Vanda with a scholarship provided by CFI. She also worked as an intern at CFI, on both the school and social work teams.

Starting on the School team, Phalla supported Khmer, Math, and English classes, helped to design lesson plans, worked as a librarian, and helped purchase school materials. She then applied as a social work intern and worked for six months supporting the social workers preparing reports, and supporting families and communities.

Phalla was also involved with other interns in organizing CFI staff dinners and graduation day ceremonies.

After completing the internship, Phalla obtained work as Assistant Manager at a Battambang restaurant and in an accounting role in a private firm before returning to work at CFI as Admin and HR/Finance Assistant in February 2020. Starting in June 2022 she was promoted to CFI’s Finance Officer, where she is responsible for all financial reports, cash flow, accounting, finance policies, and financial systems. Here she is able to apply her skills from her major at university and grows every day on the job. 

Phalla says, “I learned a lot from the intern program at CFI which helps university students and vocational skill students learn new skills, get new experiences, and apply for future jobs”.

We can’t wait to see what Phalla will bring with her to develop her skills at work.

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