University for Low-Income Students in Cambodia

by Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation
University for Low-Income Students in Cambodia
University for Low-Income Students in Cambodia
University for Low-Income Students in Cambodia
University for Low-Income Students in Cambodia
University for Low-Income Students in Cambodia
University for Low-Income Students in Cambodia
University for Low-Income Students in Cambodia
University for Low-Income Students in Cambodia

Project Report | Apr 15, 2024
Becoming a Banker

By April Chiasson | Communications Manager

Dyna, CWEF University Scholarship Recipient
Dyna, CWEF University Scholarship Recipient

Dyna, a Cambodian teenager, dreamed of having a stable job as a banker.  She wanted a wide range of professional opportunities. In order to fulfill this dream, she began studying accounting at a university in the city.  But now...not far into her studies...she struggled with whether or not she should continue.   

Her father had served God as a pastor for almost thirty years in Cambodia where they live; and during those years, his income was irregular and unpredictable.  Because of the irregular income, he had to take out loans which he then struggled to pay off completely.  Because of her family's debt, Dyna's family could not pay her school fees or support her life in the city where she studied. Dyna saw that whenever she needed money to pay for tuition or buy school supplies or just pay for life in the city itself, it all increased the heavy financial burden on her parents. Should she continue to study when it would put so much stress on her family? "But," Dyna says, "the whole time God never forgot me."

At this point, Dyna got connected to CWEF.  After completing the application and interview process, she was eventually selected to receive a university scholarship.  This would allow her to continue pursuing her accounting degree!!  In addition to the scholarship, Dyna also found a Christian dormitory where she lived for the beginning of college.

"The faith that I have in God has helped me a lot in my life and my living...without God, I also wouldn't be here."

I'd like to thank my scholarship donor because if I didn't have the scholarship to support me, I wouldn't be able to study here because we don't have enough money to study; and we'd also have to spend a lot of money on school fees, textbooks, and other expenses. That is hard for me. Without the donor who gave me my scholarship, my life after 12th grade may have beeen uncertain. I may have found a random job to do. Studying at university is very important. After finishing grade 12, I don't know what (marketable) skills I would have had."

Dyna volunteers her time teaching English and Khmer at her church and also teaching math to children.  Someday she wants to educate people in her community about how to budget and invest wisely as well as how to resolve financial hardships and avoid money-related scams. 

Dyna says:

"Thank you, God. I prayed to you for my future plan. Thank you for answering my prayers and my family with support by giving me a scholarship from CWEF.  I am excited and very happy...The fact that I received a scholarship from CWEF was a blessing in disguise as it helped me to continue my studies at the school I wanted to attend and helped ease my family's burden of paying for school fees and school supplies...I truly thank CWEF and the staff for helping me continue my studies at the university, and God bless CWEF and all the staff."

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THANK YOU to each of you that has sacrificially given to bridge the gap for young people like Dyna! Without your help, she may have never been able to finish pursuing her dream of becoming an accountant.  But now, her education will be a blessing not only to her but also to her family and community!  It's exciting to see the ripple effect of kindness, isn't it?  

Singing at church
Singing at church
Tutoring children in math
Tutoring children in math
Studying accounting at the university
Studying accounting at the university
Volunteering with children's activities at church
Volunteering with children's activities at church

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Concordia Welfare and Education Foundation

Location: Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon - Hong Kong SAR
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Joshua Lange
Tsim Sha Tsui , Kowloon Hong Kong SAR
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