Samnang HENG (Samnang)
environment organizations in Cambodia, traditional performing artists in Cambodia
Samnang is from Kampong Thom province and graduated from Pannasastra University of Cambodia (PUC), majoring in Environmental Studies. She currently works with Cambodian Living Arts (CLA) as Senior Coordinator for the Khmer Magic Music Bus program (the KMMB). Samnang has been combining her passions for the environment, arts and culture for many years. This has been both through volunteering and through her work. Between 2014 and 2016, Samang and friends organized 11 community projects around Cambodia focused on environment and art education. They called the whole program “My friends & I” and activities included building a library and toilets in schools. Samnang also volunteered for the Heinrich Böll Stiftung foundation in Phnom Penh on project Women and Environment.She first started working with Cambodian Living Arts in September 2012, then left CLA for 2 years to work for Wildlife Alliance as project coordinator for an Eco – tourism program in Chi Phat, Koh Kong province. She returned to CLA again in 2016. As well as working with the KMMB, Samnang has taken artists on tour to Australia, Europe and the USA. She is really interested in traveling and meeting new people!