A balance between employment and education

Chan* joined ISF’s Education Programme at the age of 10 in grade 1. Currently a state school student in grade 9, he wishes to finish his education but earlier this year seemed doubtful as he was struggling with the cost of daily living expenses. Chan’s parents died when he was just a baby and he was raised by his neighbours but now at the age of 16 he must take care of himself.

Trying to find a balance between earning a living and receiving an education in Cambodia is challenging but Chan believed ISF’s Employment Project might be able to help him. He happened to join the project at the same time ISF was recruiting was for a librarian assistant and was offered a part time job upon joining.