Srey Oun’s New Job

When it comes to supporting our students, we are committed to helping them in every way needed. This does not only include covering tuition fees and medical expenses but also covering living expenses and rent, as well as providing professional mentorship and career planning.

Srey Oun had already received our support in repaying the loan that she took out for her Bachelor’s degree in Business Management and continues to receive support in obtaining a Master’s Degree. The 23-year-old had been heavily affected by the pandemic and had to make the difficult decision to leave her long-time workplace in order to find a new employer that will offer a reliable salary and better her career prospects. CYS was able to help Srey Oun through the entire process of finding a new job, from writing a resume and cover letter to preparing her for job interviews. Last fall, she received the good news that she can start a new chapter in her life in Kampot City. This also meant, however, that she needed to rent out a room close to her new office and needed a moto to commute to work and university.

Read about her experience at her new job in her own words below!

Dear readers,
I hope you are doing well and have a nice time with your work.

I would like to tell you about my new job. Last November, I started working in the Administration department at a bilingual elementary school in Kampot. It is a very nice place and I’m feeling very good working there as ad admin and computer teacher.
In the first three months, my boss enrolled me in a few courses to teach me about working in their office, and how to handle documents and the students’ data. I already knew a lot about computers because of my experience before. But overall, it was very good for me, because now I got more certificates to prove that I completed courses in Administration, Accounting, and Computer.

The staff at this school is very polite and friendly, and my boss in particular is very kind. I really like my job. Maybe in two years, this school wants to extend its service and open a Secondary School. Thank you so much for helping me to find this good place, and also for supporting me with a moto so that I can commute here every day.

Another good thing about this job is that my weekends are off, which is important for my Master’s degree. I never forget to focus on my university. We had a long break in April because the SEA Games took place in Cambodia, but ever since then my classes have been very busy again. Maybe by the end of this year, I will get my Master’s degree in Management.

I would like to say thank you for your kind help. You have done so much for me by supporting my studies at university, helping me to pay the rent for my room, giving me a moto, and much more. I don’t have anything to give back to you but I want to say that I’m really thankful and I wish you good health, good luck, a lot of happiness in your lives, success, and all the best.

With love from Cambodia,
Srey Oun

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