Tell me a bit about yourself?
My name is Amkha, I am 22 years old. I have one brother and two sisters. I am from the Preah Vihear province. Now I live in Siem Reap with my friend and I study at the University of South East Asia in Hospitality and Tourism. I am now in
semester 2 of year 2. I work at the Spoon Restaurant.
How did you become a JWOC Scholarship student?
I was recommended by my teacher. The first time I found out about JWOC from my teacher, who told me about the Scholarship. I came to check the form and completed it, and then I did an interview. I felt happy when I got the scholarship.
What do you want to do in the future?
I want to be a tour guide in English. I want to show people about Cambodian culture, the best places to go and see. I focus mostly on my home town, as there are many good places to visit.
You recently supported our staff team building. What did you enjoy the most?
I was really excited because I had the opportunity to learn from the team. Teacher Vantha taught me a lot about how to plan before going somewhere and tour guide actions. I also learned how to help build the team by playing games and making dinner together.
How did it feel to show us your home town?
It was good because it had been a long time since I last when and I don’t have much time to go because of work. It was nice to see how everything changed in the last few years.
What was the most difficult thing about the planning process?
It was difficult because it was the first time, and I didn’t know everything. For example, how to make a plan before you go, when to have dinner and how to coordinate guests.
But, I feel like this experience can help me be successful because it was a new experience that helped me build myself and learn from my friends and teachers. It helped me practice for the future.
It is a good opportunity and I will definitely learn more for next time. I will try to build my ability over the next two years.
JWOC would like to thank Amkha for his support and enthusiasm during our recent Team Building trip to Preah Vihear and Steung Treng Province.
Well done, Amkha! You were a great Tour Guide and I love our time playing football and volley-ball with your former High School, that was great to interract with them in this fashion. Joelle