Give Trafficked Girls a New Future in Cambodia

by Transitions Global
Mar 6, 2014

An Update From Ratana at the Dream Home

I’ve been up to a lot in the last six months! I completed an internship with Skateistan a few weeks ago. Learning how to be a leader and a teacher was so fun. My confidence really grew and I got a lot more comfortable being in a position of authority. It was hard at first; I had to get little kids to listen to me and I had to try to teach them how to use a Skateboard without hurting themselves. At the end, however, I was having a lot of fun! It felt good when the kids listened to me and learned something new.

After I was done with my internship at Skateistan, I started an internship at a café and bakery. This was a whole new experience and I wasn’t sure what to expect. It turns out that working in a bakery is a really fun job! They are teaching us how to makes cupcakes and other pastries, as well as how to use a cash register and take orders. I really enjoy being there because it’s such a fun environment! When I’m done with the internship, they want to hire me as an employee. I am so excited for this because it’s a really good opportunity and I would make a good salary!

During the Cambodian holiday of Pchum Ben, I went to visit my family. I got to tell them all about what I’ve done recently and how I like working at the café. It was so nice to visit with my brother and other siblings. It was a nice time to reflect and realize how far I have come. I can’t wait to see what the future holds!


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Transitions Global

Location: Nashville, TN - USA
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Transitions Global
Project Leader:
Athena Pond
Cincinnati, Ohio United States

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