Rey Ou was selected to our student sponsoring program in 2013. He had then finished his first year of a 4 year bachelor program at Pannasastra University, majoring in International Relations, but did not have sufficient funds to continue his studies. Norway House awarded Rey a scholarship, which gave him the opportunity to continue his education and get the support he needed. He has just started his third year of studies and continues to do well. Rey's dream is to be able to go abroad to complete a Masters Degree, and to work as a professor or a diplomat. He lives in the student house funded by Norway House, and has proven to be a very valuable addition to the group. Read his story below:
There are seven members in my family. I am the sixth of the members. My family is a big family all of my members in the family they just only got education in the primary school because of the condition of the family. Only me in my family that I have a chance to study in university,
My majoring is International Relations. This may sound so difficult for us to study because it broad subjects many subjects that we need to study and reads to gain our knowledge and understand about this major. I am one of the student from Pannasastra University of Cambodia. Now I am year III term II in this majoring and in summer term. Because I really love this majoring and this is my dreaming majoring since I was a child. Base on my IR majoring I want to be a diplomat and professor in university and my big dreaming in my future is I want to get the master degree to study in abroad.
My English study
I am a countryside person. So it hard for me to study English and study any other language because it located in rural area, also we are in poor family so we cannot spend on the English as a course by course. Fortunately for me I have a chance to study in one organization that so far from me it may 10km from my house. Every day after I leave from study I always go to study English as a part time start from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM. It really difficult for me because it far and when we leave class it a dark our home is far and I drive by my bike cycle. In rural areas it has no electricity stand on the road. But only thing that I can do to take me from school to my house is that when I saw I car or motor bike, I always drive so fast as them because they have light to see the road so I must try hard to take faster as them. This is my study life when I was in hometown. I try to improve my English by listening to radio, television, and practice with my friends everyday now I can use my English as a Khmer language I really happy because I can do it.. Event I am a poor peron but I have my chance to study in university and study as all of the students form any kind mix together. I really thank for Norway house that supported me if have no Norway House I may have no today as my university life thankful for Norway House. I promise I will achieve my goal for myself, my family also for Norway House.
Beside studying with my university life I try my best to study in debating team to gain my knowledge in public speaking and also in discussion as a formal. I take my free time at the weekend every Sunday morning start from 8:00AM to 11:00 AM. This help me a lot especially on how to speak and the way to speak in front of many people. I know how to stress our voice up and down and I have a chance to practice my studying with my friend and also in my class when I studying. Base on this study I can apply it when I have presentation and also discussion in class it make me more confident and brave enough to talk and express my ideas.
My free time from studying
Football is my favorite sport. I really like it I always play every weekend in the evening. I help with our health and make our physical more stronger. Especially, when we play sport it can make friendship and change our experience together. I am also one of the player with my team that compete in university league to win the trophy.
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