Higher education allows young adults to break into the increasingly competitive job market in Cambodia. Through international investments, Cambodia has experienced a rapid growth in job availability and diversity in larger cities. Through CYS grants, we provide the opportunity for students to attend university and take advantage of this developing market.
One of our students, Srey Oun, recently wrote this piece about the impact enrolling in her Master’s program has made on her life.
Please read her story in her own words:
Hello! My name is Srey Oun and I am 22 years old. I’m from Kampot Province in Cambodia. Nowadays I am working at the Don Bosco Technical School in Kep as a teacher. I teach Secretarial Science.
I finished my Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. I was happy to study, but because my family cannot support me I borrowed some money from my workplace. I still have to pay back 710$. I am slowly repaying this loan with parts of my salary every month.
I think about my future a lot, so now I want to study more. I would like to get a Master’s degree in Management. Why do I want to get a Master’s degree? Because I want to develop my knowledge and my ability for my future. Then I know I will have a good job and can support myself and my family. My family can’t support me to study at university.
My family is really poor because my father and my mother are old and they cannot work a lot. And my sister and my brother already have their own families. They live far away from my hometown, and they can’t support me either.
All this makes me need your help and support. So, I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart for supporting me to get a Master’s degree.
With lots of Love,
From Srey Oun
Srey Oun started the first semester of her 2-year Master’s program at the Cambodian University for Specialties in January. She works as a teacher during the week and takes weekend classes.