Family members attend a presentation by Scholarship students
PEPY scholarship students recently invited their parents and family members to a presentation held in Chanleas Dai. It was an opportunity for students to showcase their year’s achievements and activities.
With the support of slideshows and videos, different students spoke about arriving in Siem Reap a year ago, how they made friends with the other scholarship students, many of whom they did not know before being accepted into the PEPY program and the challenge and fun of living with each other.
A couple of students shared information about the courses they are studying. Two scholarship students are majoring in Electrics at Chantiers-Ecole de Formation Professionelle (CEFP) , one showed a slideshow about the specific skills he is learning.
On the weekends, in between study and assignments, students enjoy cycling around Siem Reap and Angkor Wat, getting together for picnics and games, and visiting new places.
The volume of work required from their courses can be challenging at times and the students spoke about supporting each other and keeping positive. Students try to get home as often as they can to visit their family and relatives.
Students have increased their confidence in public speaking and have developed good oral presentation skills through classes offered at the PEPY Learning Center. In addition to learning soft skills from the Youth Empowerment class, students attending ICT classes have learnt to create slideshows and videos.
The presentation was really enjoyed by the parents as it gave a good insight in to their child’s life in Siem Reap. At the conclusion of the afternoon, parents were encouraged to stand up and talk to the students. Parents stated that they support and encourage their child to work hard in their studies and expressed joy in seeing the transformation of them this time last year to now, they are more confident and working hard toward a better future for themselves. The parents thanked PEPY for offering the scholarships and for all the support they give to the students.