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May Postcard from Phnom Penh: Meet Moyura

Hello Friends of EYC!

My name is Dinamoyura although most people call me Moyura.  I am 18 years old and am attending BELTEI International University in Phnom Penh where I study International Relations.

My parents are divorced, and my father, who is a “moto taxi” driver, is not around much. I live with my mother, who is a social worker at an NGO called Kung Future, and my sister in a house in a poor community on the outskirts of Phnom Penh.

Growing up, I remember many times when we didn’t have clean water or enough to eat.  Neighbors would invite us to share meals with them and because of this we became very close.

My father didn’t allow me to study much when I was younger as he thought girls should stay home.  My mom, however, believes in education and has always encouraged me and my sister to study.  In 2013, I began English and Computer classes at EYC’s Impact School.  In addition to studying, I race for the EYC cycling team, and am one of the only two girls who have achieved good rankings in every bike race this year!

The challenges I have faced in life and the lessons I’ve learned through sports have trained me to be a strong woman and leader.  I am determined, brave, extroverted, patient and have a strong commitment to achieving my goals.

One day I would like to an ambassador in a Khmer Embassy.  I would like to travel around the world getting to know other cultures, lifestyles, habits, and sports as well as understand better the foreign perspective in order to attract foreigners to Cambodia to help with education.  After that I would like to be the CEO of an NGO focused on education so that I can share my knowledge and experience with the kids in the poorer communities.

Sincerely,
Moyura

PS.  មជ្ឈមណ្ឌលផ្តល់ឪកាស(mochchhomondal phtal au kas), which means “Opportunity Center”, is the word I would use to describe EYC.  I chose this word because I feel that everyone who really needs help can participate with EYC, and that EYC will always help their students find solutions to any challenge they may face.

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