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Battambang, KH – Education assistance leads to a University scholarship – March 31, 2019

Mouyteang Mouyteang was awarded a full scholarship to Build Bright University by Great Peace Cambodia, a Korean NGO, when she left high school.  This year she started her second year studying management.

Mouyteang says “I am very happy that I received a full scholarship to study at university because education is important for me and my family.  It is the key to success in life. I am working hard to graduate university and find good work so that I can help my family live a better life.”

You may recognise Mouyteang because we wrote about her in December 2015 under the pseudonym “Rachanny”.  We used this pseudonym because Mouyteang was then a child and we needed to protect her confidentiality. As an adult she has now asked for her real name to be used.

At the time we told you how impressive Mouyteang was as a student at CFI, and how she had worked hard to overcome the terrible loss of both parents at an early age. More than three years later she continues to impress everyone and is a confident, independent young woman. She has been assisted by CFI to live independently for the past three years, and has learnt a lot from her independent life, including how to look after herself with cooking, cleaning, managing money and dealing with daily problems.

After she graduated from high school in 2017 she was offered the opportunity to join the CFI internship program. She has now been working as a Data Analysis and Reporting assistant for almost two years.  She says she loves her job because she learns so much from it, and says “I learn new things every day from my boss. I learn about the process of working, I know a lot of people, and gain good experience. The CFI team always supports me and gives me good feedback about my work – both good things and what I need to improve.”

Mouyteang says that the English language skills she learned from CFI’s supplementary education program have made a huge difference in her studies and her job. She says “At university, knowing English helps for doing research on the internet for my homework and assignments, and also because most of the subjects are written in English.  I also do things at work easily because I need to read English documents a lot, and when I’m sending emails I need to write in English. If I didn’t know English it would make things very hard!”

Her career goal now is to work as a project manager at an NGO and make a difference. She says “I want to help families who are living in hard situations to have the chance to change their lives.”