Our Team

Paul, Maria (and Benedict) and Ath Tun
with some of the elderly at the
New Day New Life Community Center

Maria Thyda Rath
Founder & Director

Maria's areas of specialization include: NGO & Corporate financial management, NGO Operations Management, government & business liaison, HR management, and helping international and local NGO's through the complex processes of NGO registration and tax compliance.

Maria also provides soft-skills training (in Khmer or English) in such areas as financial management, HR management, taxation compliance, leadership and management training, etc.

Maria has worked in one of Cambodia's top accounting firms as well as for a number of international NGO's and local Cambodian businesses.

Paul Hughes

Paul has worked in over 30 countries in a variety of roles such as IT Management, Software Development & Project Management, Business Analyst, Teacher, Fundraising, and Public Relations.

Paul is helping New Day New Life with public relations, fundraising and IT support such as website and newsletters.

Paul is also responsible for the Business as Mission projects which include Made it in Cambodia, News from the Field and First One Education.

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Ath Tun

Mr Ath Tun works part-time at New Day New Life.  He and his family live in the village near our New Day New Life Community Centre.

He is a high school teacher and during his time off he regularly visits the elderly who are under the care of New Day New Life to check on their situation and to give them encouragement.  

Ath Tun also helps with the purchase and distribution of the food essentials each month to the poorest elderly in our care.

Bolen Sean
Administrative Assistant

Bolen Sean is the Administrative Assistant at New Day New Life.  She helps the Director with financial reporting and other paperwork and she also regularly assists when we go to the project to visit the poorest elderly and to distribute food.

In the evenings and on weekends, Bolen Sean is studying accounting at University.