Great Success of 2012 Education Program!
All students who graduate and pass their exams receive an SC University Scholarship. To date, more than 150 students have received SC University Scholarships, and 40 college graduates have already returned to the villages to help their communities. Thank you to our University Scholarship Sponsors! You make this possible!
In this edition of the SC Update, you'll read about how one family has been touched by the SC Education Program. We thank you for your help.
Welcome to her New Life!
Ratha Chhoun is a 12th grade student living in Sthanny village with her parents and six siblings. Her parents are farmers.
Because of this, Ratha and her two younger sisters were able to attend school regularly. SC provided them with study materials and the opportunity to attend many classes including English, computers, science, mathematics, chemistry, physics, geography, Khmer (Cambodian) culture, language, and literature classes.
In an interview, Ratha said, "I am very grateful to SC. When I came to SC I was a girl who had nothing, but when I attended SC school I've received such great support. Everything that I never dreamed about, and never ever thought of, now I have received it. I've received all the good things which are very important for my life and my future. I received a lot of good knowledge, and I have become a very strong and brave girl. SC teaches me a lot including being a good student."
"My family and I would like to express our greatest thanks and love to everyone for helping our family and everyone in our community, especially with the skills which have helped show us the right directions to continually improve our quality of life. I promise you that I'll try to study hard, be a good student, and get a good degree."
Ratha was just selected to be one of 100 students in the whole country to receive a special scholarship from the Cambodian government, based on her scholarship, leadership and community service.
Ratha's parents said (translated from Khmer), "We know that words cannot describe how grateful we are, but we greatly thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the opportunities you have given us."