Chamnan’s Japanese School

Thomlang – Cambodian Youth Support listens to students’ unique needs in order to empower them on their path to long-term success and self-fulfillment.

CYS has been supporting Chamnan through the coverage of his university tuition and living costs as well as applying for an internship working with children on the autism spectrum. The 23-year-old aspiring psychologist has very concrete plans for his future and dreams of eventually broadening his skillset abroad to be able to provide the best possible care to orphans in rural Cambodia. In order to bring him one step closer to realizing this dream, we enabled the ambitious student to enroll in a Japanese language school last spring. Chamnan hopes to learn Japanese as a third language throughout the next years to possibly apply for a university scholarship in Japan.

Read his story in his own words below!


My name is Chamnan. I am currently in the fourth year of my Bachelor’s degree in Psychology. As I told you before, I don’t have a family that could support me with my studies. But I really want to study Psychology because I want to help people with their mental health.

Since last year, I am also studying Japanese at the Japan-Cambodia Cooperation Center in Phnom Penh. Right now, I am studying in level A2.

It is my goal to learn Japanese because I want to get a scholarship to study at a university in Japan. My dream is to get a Master’s degree in Education. I imagine that I will share the culture of my country with my friends in Japan and learn a lot from there too. Then I can make use of the lessons that I learn in Japan to teach and support children in Cambodia and improve their lives in the poorest parts of my country.
I would like to thank this NGO from the bottom of my heart for all of your support. You are not only supporting my Bachelor’s degree and my daily life, but also my language school. You give me great opportunities for my future. Thank you so much!

All the best,

As an orphan, Chamnan would not have had access to higher education. Thanks to your donations, we can empower the 23-year-old on his path to an educated future, from which many communities in Cambodia will benefit.


Read our previous blog post about Chamnan’s psychology degree including another personal letter, in which he goes more in depth about his background!

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