Countless Cambodian adolescents have the potential and ambition to pursue higher education and contribute to the country’s overall economic and educational progress.
However, tuition fees continue to be an obstacle for underprivileged students and prevent many from enrolling. Seanghai is one of these disadvantaged students, as her family can’t afford to support her enrollment in university.
Seanghai currently works as an HR assistant at a Cambodian Energy Company in Phnom Penh. Her salary in this position covers her monthly living expenses, and doesn’t allow her to invest in further professional development.
Read her story in her own words below:
My name is Seanghai and I am 24 years old. I have one sister and four younger brothers. My parents are farmers in rural Cambodia.
It is my dream to study at university because I want to improve my knowledge and be able to work a sophisticated job in the future. This is the reason why I want to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting so that I can work in a great company in the future.
However, since my parents are only small farmers, they could never pay for my university degree. Right now, they are already struggling with paying for my younger brother‘s high school tuition.
Thank you so much for making it possible for me that I can study at university. Without this NGO, I wouldn’t have anybody to support me. Thank you so much!
All the best,
Seanghai previously completed a 2-year business program at an Italian NGO before, we were able to enroll her directly in the third year of Accounting at the Preah Kossomak Polytechnic Institute.
Through your donations, we are able to elevate Seanghai’s life by giving her access to higher education and simultaneously preventing her from getting into debt at an early age. This will have a long-lasting impact on her future.