Education remains the key to success. Cambodia’s growing labor market requires more and more qualifications and offers great career opportunities with a reliable, stable income in return. This is the reason why Thomlang – Cambodian Youth Support continues to encourage young Cambodians, who dream of prosperous futures, to pursue academic paths.
In the past, we were able to support Chovey through the coverage of the tuition for her Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. After her graduation in the fall of 2021, it became her goal to even further her career prospects and enroll in a Master’s degree program in Business Administration at Phnom Penh’s National University of Management at the beginning of 2022. The ambitious 25-year-old has excelled in the first year, balancing her university online classes with a full-time job in rural Cambodia as well as English classes at the Australian Center for Education.
2023 will continue to be a very busy yet exciting year for Chovey, as she just moved from a province to Cambodia’s capital Phnom Penh and is looking for a new challenge in her life in the form of a new job. Chovey’s schedule is certainly very busy, but she knows exactly what she wants to achieve in life and is committed to working hard to reach all of her goals.
Read her story in her own words below!
Dear supporters of Cambodian Youth Support,
Firstly, I would like to say thank you so much for all of your effort to help me. I’m doing well and right now I live in Phnom Penh. I’m currently looking for a job to work here.
Since I moved to Phnom Penh, this is the first term of my English classes at the Australian Center for Education where I can actually study in the classroom. It is a great time for me to study face-to-face and not virtually. However, the beginning feels a little bit hard because most of the students in my class are very busy and not as friendly as my friends at high school or my university. So at the moment, I don’t have any close friends who I can discuss my English classes with. But it is okay for me because it is my goal to speak fluent English so I can work in big companies or organizations.
About my university, now I’m in the third semester of my Master’s degree. So this is my last year at university. I still study online because most of my classmates work in provinces in Cambodia, just like I used to do until last month. In the first three semesters, I always had four subjects. In my last semester, however, I will only have three subjects and they will all appear in my big final exam at the end of the year. Before I can take those finals, I have to pass my research paper, if I fail that I can’t take my finals.
I wish that I can balance working and studying at two schools well.
Finally, I wish you good health and all the best for 2023.
CYS will continue to cover Chovey’s university and ACE tuitions through graduation, as well as offer our professional mentorship during her job search.