Leakhéna des Pallières, one of the first beneficiaries of the NGO, appointed Director of PSE : For a Child's Smile - PSE

Leakhéna des Pallières, one of the first beneficiaries of the NGO, appointed Director of PSE

Appointed Director of PSE in Cambodia on 14 August 2021, Leakhéna is one of the first children from the dumpsite who has been cared for 25 years ago.

Twenty-five years ago, Leakhéna was a little girl in distress, living in extreme poverty and violence. Meeting Christian and Marie-France des Pallières turned her life upside down: she found the hope of a better future and a loving family. Thanks to PSE, Leakhéna was able to go to school and learn a trade. 

After her training, she chose to work at PSE to fight against poverty and violence against children. First as a social worker, then as Director of the Social Department and, for the last 2 years, as Deputy Director, she has just been appointed Director General on 14 August 2021. 

To find out more about Leakhéna, read her complete story.

Leakhéna and Christian des Pallières on the Phnom Penh municipal dumpsite
Leakhéna in school uniform
Leakhéna distributing school materials to two children cared for by PSE