THE CDT TEAM:
SEMBER “MENG” SEK | OWNER & CO-FOUNDER
Meng, one of four siblings, was born in a sleeping village inside the Svay Rieng Province. Unlike his siblings that worked on rice fields, Meng attended and completed school. Then, he moved to Phnom Penh to further advance his education at a university. On the side, he worked as a tuktuk driver to finance his education and family. In 2007, Meng met Ronise while tuktuking and became involved in the deaf communities. Over the years, Meng acquired and became fluent in Khmer Sign Language, along with American Sign Language and International Sign. Currently, Meng continues his education, supporting his family and resides in Phnon Penh. Meng is thrilled to be part of the CDT Team as a Lead Tour Guide and is looking forward to guide the next tour group with Cambodia Deaf Tours. CONTACT: MENG SEK
SOPHEAP POV | TOUR GUIDE
CDT welcomes her on board to provide assistance to Meng for group tours. Sopheap, a strong Deaf leader, is native to Phnom Penh and still lives there. Currently, she works at Deaf Development Programme for many years, serving as outreach / field work specialist for deaf youth and families around the country.
RONISE BARRERAS | CO-FOUNDER
Pursuing her lifelong dream to work in another country, she took upon an opportunity to work in Cambodia, starting with Deaf Development Programme in Phnom Penh. After one year, Cambodia slowly stole her heart which led her to another opportunity to work as a volunteer for Epic Arts in Kampot for 3 years. After meeting Meng, Ronise volunteered her time for the past years to help him run his business, CDT, on his own. Currently, Ronise resides in Tacoma, Washington, USA with her husband, Darren and daughter, Franki.