Srey Pit’s Journey To Becoming A Makeup Artist

Srey Pit had been the sole provider for her grandmother and her cousin for many years. This is the reason why she had always felt the need to find work fast in order to earn as much money as she could to take care of her only remaining family members. Unfortunately, this led to her accepting several low-pay jobs, for instance as a street food seller or waitress, for many years – until she eventually lost her job due to the global COVID19 pandemic.

While her sudden unemployment definitely put Srey Pit and her small family in an even bigger financial crisis than before, it also gave the 23-year-old some time to reflect and reevaluate her life goals. Srey Pit soon realized that she had taken a backseat in her own life because she prioritized her family’s needs. She remembered, that it had always been her dream to study cosmetology and one day, far in the future, be the business owner of her own beauty salon.

Please read what Srey Pit has to say about her current situation:


My name is Srey Pit and I am 23 years old. I would like to tell you, that nowadays I am a student at Syna Styling Makeup Artist School. I really wanted to learn this skill because I love it a lot. I have always loved to play with makeup and try to style myself and my friends.

I hope that one day in the future, I can have a small beauty salon by myself. It truly is my passion to make people feel beautiful. But until then, I still have to study a lot and get experience.

I would like to say thank you to this organization for supporting me and my family. You always take good care of me, so it makes me very hopeful for my future. You believe in me and I think for this reason I will succeed to reach my goals. I promise that I will study hard!

With lots of love,
Srey Pit

While researching, we came across Syna Styling Makeup Artist School in Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh. Syna Leang is considered one of Cambodia’s best makeup artists, who has gained years of experience working for model agencies and international film sets.

Thomlang – Cambodian Youth Support enrolled Srey Pit in Syna Styling Makeup Artist Schools’s makeup class in late November. Since then, Srey Pit has been studying cosmetic products, skin preparation, and professional makeup applications for various occasions. She stands out as a very talented aspiring makeup artist and excels in class.

We are excited to see Srey Pit follow her passion and become a professional in her field.

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