GOAL: $3,000   |  RAISED: $2,000



I often consider myself quite privileged because I was able to grow up here in the U.S. where I always have had access to education. Back when I was in school, one of my main goals in life was (and still is) to learn as much as I can. College has truly changed my life in ways that I can’t even begin to describe. My education has been like a candle in the dark room, a map in the labyrinth, and a rope at the end of a cliff. It has been the one thing that really holds me together. Therefore, It has been my pursuit to make sure that I do whatever I can to ensure an equal access to education especially for those who are less fortunate than me. I truly believe that education can really change the world. Education brings compassion, love, and care amongst humans. The kindness in us comes from understanding of each other’s needs and desire to live in a peaceful place, and most importantly, knowing our responsibility to each other as a citizen of the world. It is through education that one can see and do things that are greater than one’s self.


Why Education?

"Education is the great engine of personal development. It is through education that the daughter of a peasant can become a doctor, that a son of a mineworker can become the head of the mine, that a child of farm workers can become the president of a great nation."

                            Nelson Mandala

As I am about to turn 30 years old, I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than to give someone an opportunity to go to school.

So here is what I have in mind:

WHAT: I want to raise $3,000 to provide 3 full scholarships to 3 underserved youths in Phnom Penh to go to a university of their choice starting in 2012-2013 school year. The three people will be selected from the KYC members.

HOW: Instead of getting me a gift for my birthday, make a $30 donation. I believe I have enough sweaters, ties, or any gadgets I ever need. I don’t want any gift cards either. So what do you say?

My Wish