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The Sarah Meredith Fouad Scholarship was created in 2018 to honor the life of Sarah Meredith Fouad, the daughter of one of our members, who passed away at the age of 19. The Scholarship will be awarded on a yearly basis and renewed until degree or certification is received, providing passing grades are achieved.
In Oct 2018, Set Raksa began her continuing education at The Royal University of Phnom Penh. She is studying Rural Development and wants to use her degree to improve the standard of living in the countryside of Cambodia.
Raksa has been helping AKUN for some time in our Sunday Feeding Program as a volunteer scout. She is very energetic and has been taking care of her family since she was small, after her mother died. She endured many hardships to complete her schooling and prepare for college. AKUN’s scholarship provides her with an opportunity to focus on her studies, without worrying about the financial burden.
Her degree program is for 4 years. She has completed her first year with a fine academic performance. She writes “life in the Student Center is very good and the senior students help us a lot in guiding us in our studies."
In Oct 2018, Oem SokLa began his pursuit of a diploma in Electrical Studies at Don Bosco School in Phnom Penh. He wants to use his degree to become an electrician and help his family.
SokLa’s family are poor farmers from the countryside. His older sister is sick, and their grandmother lives with them. His parents are struggling to support all the needs of his family. AKUN’s scholarship provides him with an opportunity to focus on his studies, and provide support and encouragement for his family when he graduates.
His degree program is for 2 years. He has completed his first year with a very good academic performance. He writes “life at school is not so easy, especially because I need to study a lot…but I am doing my best, for my future and especially for my family who is doing many sacrifices for allowing me to study."
The exciting news continues from our new scholarship program that was launched in 2018!
3 students are studying right now thanks to your donations!
In Oct 2018, Seun Kim Chhan began her degree program in Accounting at the National University of Management in Phnom Penh. She will use her degree to find a good job on graduation and help her family.
Kim Chhan is an only child and lives with her mother and stepfather. Her mother works as a cleaning lady and her stepfather earns very little. AKUN’s scholarship provides her with an opportunity to build a good future and alleviate the burden on her parents.
Her degree program is for 4 years. She has completed her first year with excellent academic performance. She writes “I am proud of studying in this university, and I promise that I will put all my best efforts to study well and be a good student, never making you regret the help you are struggling to give me."
2018 Scholarship Recipients
2018 recipients of our Scholarship are:
Set Raksa, Seun Kim Chhan and Oem SokLa
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