We have heard from the girls’ dreams in their education journey in our January newsletter. How did their mothers feel about the new phase in their girls’ education? Understandably, they missed their daughters very much, however, the thought of their girls’ learning opportunity in the capital city kept them going.
A mothers’ visit to Phnom Penh was arranged just a week ago in mid-February. A parent revealed, ‘This is the first time for us to be in Phnom Penh. Mr. Veasna took us to see a lot of new things and very good places in Phnom Penh.’
They shared that before PeopleStories came into their lives, the girls have studied, like all the other village children, with no dream of ever leaving the village to further their studies. With PeopleStories, the girls started to have dreams of entering the Road to STEM scholarship. They studied very hard to give their dream a shot. Their success has provided the much-needed inspiration for the younger ones at the village school. The mothers were grateful that now their girls are closer to their dreams of achieving with the vision of helping to further the education of their fellow villagers.
They hope their daughters would continue to study hard and have a good job in the future. One of the mothers shared, ‘My dream is I want to see my child’s dream comes true in the future.’ What a universal dream of all parents!
What do the mothers think about PeopleStories now that they have seen our work? They think PeopleStories works very hard and the help to the communities is getting stronger and stronger. They would like to say many ‘thank you’ to PeopleStories, especially Victoria and Olli. Not forgetting the PeopleStories teams who work in Cambodia too!
You, too, can play a part in helping to further the education of the village children and give a ‘gift of hope’ to them.
To break the cycle of poverty by advancing education for underprivileged students, families and communities in need.