My name is Dany. I have one brother and six sisters. I am the youngest and the only one with the opportunity to go to University. Most of my  siblings finished Grade 5 or 6 only because they had to help the family a lot.

When I was young, I usually spent my time learning English at NGOs. Wherever I could study, I went and asked to learn more. I finished my high school in 2012, and I didn’t know anything at that time – I just wanted to work and make money for my family. I started a job at a hotel and realised I wanted to improve my career. When I was in Grade 12 I had some teaching experience, and I realised that I wanted to improve education in Cambodia.

I applied for a Scholarship at JWOC and was lucky enough to be selected. I got teaching experience, I joined a teaching workshop and practice my English. After getting a degree it was easier to apply for job after University. I am now a full-time teacher at ACE, which is one of the best schools in Siem Reap.

I still volunteer at JWOC because I didn’t want to leave and it is a good place to learn as well. In JWOC, everyone works really hard in order to help the community, and I feel that this is one of the best NGOs in Siem Reap.

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  1. Joelle Millery

    Thank you for your Story, Dany!

  2. Eng Kea

    It’s such an inspiring story. Thank you so much, Dany!


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