Name : TONG Soprach
Date of Birth : 6 January 1976
Place of Birth: Kampong Thom
Sex : Male
Nationality : Cambodian
Marital Status : Single “Precious Kid”
Present Residence :
Father : Chou Tong, ex-military administrator,
Passed away in 1977 by Khmer Rouge regime
Mother : Siv Khim, widow and retied in August 2008 (before Democratic
WORKING EXPERIENCE WITH: (1998-2008)
The United Cambodian Charity, Center for Population Study/UNFPA (Volunteer), The
July 1992: Bac. II,
Sep. 1992 – Sep. 93: Pre-university at
Sep. 1993 – Aug. 97: Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, RUPP
Nov. 1997 – Mar. 98: Diploma in Demography, RUPP/UNFPA
Feb. – Sep. 1998: Diploma of Being a Teacher of
Faculty of Pedagogy,
Feb. 2005- Feb. 08: Master Degree in Public Health,
Aug. 2007-Oct. 08: Interested in MPH program courses: Bio-statistics, Applied Epidemiology & Bio-statistic, Epi DATA, Epi Info, SPSS and
INTERESTS: Travel, mountain, forest, art gallery, football, music, dance and party.
HOBBY: Vespa Rally
National: Cambodian National Team and Phnom Penh Empire Club
“Come on Red Lion!”
International: French National Team “Allez les Bleu!”
Arsenal FC “Everything For Arsenal!”,
National: All 24 provinces and cities included tracking in complex
temple sites and forests.
(My photo was in studio of a photo shop)
The Cool Photos of my MPH Graduation Day on October 16, 2008
This was my second time wearing the official graduation uniform in the Graduation Ceremony on October 16, 2008 at 2:00pm at the University of Cambodia
Before registration in Feb. 2005, I wanted to study Social Work subject which fitted to my work at CARE; unfortunately, the UC did not offer this program. However, I was received good recommendations from my friends Dr Karen Heckert and Ms Michelle Sussan with the reasons: “Of course that was good Social Work program, if the school did not offer this course, you should choose Public Health program, even though your background Bachelor of Science in Chemistry was a bit far from this course; But you learned Demography and research, and work experience in program and research including gender, sexual and reproductive health…I think you can try it.”
During the education, I always talked friendly to my referees Ms Heng Neang, Ms Fleur Smith, Mr Luke Bearup, Mr David Wilkinson, and my friends for some excellent concepts to support my study. Beside of teachers, my classmates also contributed great ideas to my study including assignment presentation and group working. We generally shared documents what we had different jobs. I think it is very important to talk to people to share experience. These led me accomplishment my master degree. On the other hand, studying this school was not enough for me; meanwhile, I also built my capacity more through buying some interesting courses of MPH program at
Unfortunately, next generations of non-medical background students can not study MPH program due to The Sub-degree on Education in Health Field, passed on 13 March 2007, in Chapter 4, Article 10, and Part 2: Master’s Program on Public Health and Research says: “2.1 Master’s Program on Public Health and Research must study after bachelor in Science of Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry, And also in Nurse, in Midwife and other medical fields at least 2 years with 54 credits.”
After missing to study bachelor for a year in
My Funny Story of Imagination to Study Abroad
However I have my real funny story in the past about imagination to study abroad which did not really like to my situation now. When I was a small boy, I started going to school with communist pupils’ uniform (Russian & Vietnam influences) including red scarf and dark blue cap in early 1980s during The People’s
(This photo of my generation at Wat Preah Put primary school in Phnom Penh. We defiled in the front of my school where locates near National Olympic Stadium during the Children's Day on June 1st, 1985.)
One day of Children’s Day, my schoolmates and I were allowed to watch a movie of The World War II between
Before the Graduation Ceremony...
After registration I took a photo with my classmate Mr Kim Heang in the front of my scchool where locates next to Independence Monument in Phnom Penh.
My friend French Ms Brigitte was invited to participate in my graduation day.
Seating closely to my classmates.
We were in the range to receive our graduates.
Ha, Ha, it was my turn to get it.
Yes! Congradulation!!! that was my great photo that I received my degree from Dr Haruhisa Handa, Chancellor, The
I took a photo as a souvernir with Dr Dr Haruhisa Handa and HE. Im Sethy, Education Minister.
My photo with the background of the ceremony day
This was my classmate graduates with the background
It was nice photo of Mr Sophal and Soprach
Ms Brigitte and Ms Mischelle offered an honor to Ms Sedtha and Soprach
My photo was outside of the school.
We can see the Independence Monument where is very nearby
Soprach and Miss Phirun who is my schoolmates at primary school. She also graduated her BA in English language.
6 stars: Soprach, Mr Montha, Ms Sedtha, Miss Savy, Mr Sophal and Mr Kim Heang
Cool of the Cool
MPH graduates was interviewed by Dr Handa TV in Japan
A crazy photo Mr Sopheara and Soprach
Mr Luke Kangaroo friend and Soprach at the dinner party of my graduation day
Miss Siti Cambodian American friend and Soprach
Miss Betsy American friend and Soprach
A couple of Mr Toddy & Ms Fleur Kiwi friends and Soprach
Bong Sekhorn Artist friend and Soprach
Ms Mischelle Le coq friend and Soprach
Bong Sekhorn singed a few Khmer songs for me at the dinner party for my graduation day.