Sayon grew up in a large family with nine siblings in rural Cambodia. Her father is a farmer and her family doesn’t have the capacity to send all their children to school, not to mention higher education.
Sayon’s family faces the same challenge so many families in Cambodia face; a choice they have to make between feeding their children today or sending them to school with an empty stomach in order for them to have a greater future…
So many of Sayon’s friends have dropped out of school already.
But Sayon has a dream — to become a police woman.
Child’s Dream: A Dream Enabler
When you ask her why she wants to become a policewoman, Sayon explains how she wants to be a part of a peaceful community.
“I want to bring peace to the country.”
Education is a stepping stone for her to do what she wants to do, and to become who she wants to become…
Luckily, she was able to obtain scholarship support from a B1G1 Worthy Cause Partner, Child’s Dream.
They do great work to help improve school facilities by adding great playgrounds to primary schools. They sponsor many aspiring high school students from underprivileged families so that they can continue their education to make their dreams come true. And, of course, they provide special tuition programs to help the students like Sayon pass university entry exams.
There are many “Sayon’s”. Just imagine how many lives they can influence and empower as they become the leaders of tomorrow.