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1 September 2022 - Story


Now in 3rd grade of the academic year 2021-2022, Sim Sreykheth, a girl with the dream of becoming a teacher, proved she has the ability to teach and share what she learned among her peers.
Sreykheth, who turns 9 years old this year, is currently known as one of the outstanding students in Preah Norodom Sihamoni primary school located in Ses Slab village, Chhnuk Trou Commune, Kampong Chhnang’s Boribo District. 
“Sreykheth can read a lot better and she does not forget words easily compared to before. I am really surprised to the fact that she can remember better. I will try my best to help her learning so that she can reach her dream,” said Sreyketh’s teacher, Ms. Boem Sopheavai, who has recently participated in math and literacy training related to teaching patterns and developing educational materials to help students who are behind the lessons.
The training was organised in collaboration with the Provincial and District Offices of Education, Youth and Sport and the Safe Back to School – Pathways in Educational Equity and Resilience (PEER) project, with funding support from Save the Children Korea in July 2021.
The project also provided scholarships as well as study materials to support poverty-sticken students who wished to return to school after the COVID-19 pandemic and continue to chase after their dreams like SreyKheth.
Sreykheth’s father, Sok Sim, said he was really delighted to see his daughter’s learning improve and she obtained a good grade.
“I am happy that my daughter can read better than before and she usually studies with her friends,” he said, “I am really grateful with the cholarship provided as now Sreykheth can ride a bike to school and has new clothes to wear.”
Sreykheth’s friend, Ny Sreynich, said both of them usually spend time playing together and learning from each other. 
“Sreykheth always comes to school early and cleans the classroom. She is hardworking and kind. She helps other classmates and shares them what she learned from class,” said Sreynich.
Mr. Soeng Sambona, the school principal, praised the improvement and effort that Sreykheth has made, adding that he will look out to her to support her in learning.
“I have learned that she is a good student. She is friendly to other classmates and she respects the elderly,” he said.