ISF Student Selected for ‘The Voice Kids Cambodia’

ISF student selected for the Voice Kids Cambodia 2017

Sokun, 13, from Phnom Penh was barely literate before he came to ISF. Within six months he had learned to read and write, and earlier this year he was selected for The Voice Kids Cambodia 2017. He shares how hard work and a passion for singing have changed his life.

“I live with my mum who sells vegetables at the market, my dad who is a tuk tuk driver and my little brother. Before joining ISF, I went to school for two years, but life was difficult and I couldn’t attend regularly because I had to help my parents with housework. Even after two years in school, I couldn’t read Khmer and I thought I would never have a good future. I thought that my destiny was to scavenge with other children in my village. Luckily, my mother found out about ISF and registered me at ISF’s Stung Meanchey School. I was so happy to be selected!

ISF has changed my life and given me hope for the future. In my first year, I learnt so much. I could read and write in just six months. I promised myself that I would commit and study hard and I became one of the top students in my class. I’ve also made many friends who I like to sing and play football with.

Singing is my true passion. I started singing when I was only five years old. My dad loves music too, so I always practise with him and he encourages me and gives me tips. My favourite moment at ISF was when I won the ISF’s Got Talent competition in