Opening Up to New Experiences: Sreynuch
Hello Friends of EYC!
My name is Sreynuch. I am a 20-year-old EYC scholarship student studying Tourism and Hospitality at the Royal University of Phnom Penh.
My life was difficult growing up. My parents divorced, and people told me I would never be successful because of my parents’ situation. I was afraid to talk to strangers and felt depressed a lot.
That all changed in 2012, when I was in Grade 9, and my sister introduced me to EYC where she was a computer teacher. EYC has helped me to develop new skills, find a part-time job, get a scholarship, build my confidence, and be open to new experiences.
After graduation, I plan to work in a hotel so that I can earn money to help support my mother who is sick. However, one day I would like to open a book exchange so I can make reading more accessible to people in my community.
Before EYC, I would compare myself to others in terms of what they had and what I didn’t. Now, I like myself just the way I am!
P.S. អំណាច (amnach), which means “Empowered”, is the word I would use to describe who I am because of EYC.