We would like to share with you the story of one of our construction team leaders, Mr. Roeun Kork, 26 years old who is an orphan.
He lost his mother, older sister, and grandfather 16 years ago because their boat was attacked by a strong wind while they were out fishing. Along with his father, and youngest sister (9months old) they survived boat capsize. Two years later, his father remarried. His youngest sister was sent to an orphanage and he lived with his grandma. He was in school only 3 years, and no one took care of him. He dropped out of school and started looking after cows for a neighbor in his village in exchange for food. At 16 years old, he started his journey to work as construction laborer, carpenter, electric worker. He learned everything quickly but had very little pay, often just food.
Luckily, CCDO found him and asked to work with our construction latrine project. He did an amazing job making use of his multiple skills. CCDO has interviewed him, and he wants to get professional training from a vocational training center to certify his skills. We want to help him achieve his dream and in turn he can help us achieve our dream of education for all village children.