She lived on a landfill and never went to school before the age of 11: today she is a graduate and studies at university
All children go to school and enjoy childhood play and learn with their peers. But unfortunately, in many ᴘᴏᴏʀ countries in the world this situation is very distant from reality in the world. The rate of children out of school accounts for a large percentage in ᴘᴏᴏʀ countries.
The turning point in her life came thanks to a chance meeting with Scott Neeson, the founder of the “Cambodian Children’s Fund (CCF)”, who asked her if she wanted to study English. “At the time, I had no idea what English was,” Sophy said.Ron sophy is an example of how far you can get while starting from the bottom. Little Sophy had never gone to school before she turned 11, yet today she is delighted to share her personal achievements with the world: she managed to earn a scholarship to complete a year of pre-university studies at Trinity College, part of University of Melbourne and has since begun a course of study at the University of Melbourne. An important milestone for any young person, but one that assumes an even more significant achievement for her, considering that she was brought up in such ᴘᴏᴠᴇʀᴛʏ and didn’t attend elementary school.