After 8 months of recruitment, applications, entrance testing, interviews, and family visits in partnership with PEPY, The Asian University for Women has chosen 5 scholarship recipients from Cambodia to join their 2009 Access Academy in Chittagong Bangladesh. Congratulations to Chat Vylyny, Keang Saren, Duong Leakana, So Rattanak Thida, and Oy Sreymom! Though small in number, this year’s entering Khmer class is incredibly strong in motivation, ability, and heart.
Below, meet selected AUW scholar Keang Saren and her extended family. Saren (first on the left) is currently finishing 12th grade at Pouk High School, in Siem Reap province. She is one of the top students in her class, and has always dreamed of studying abroad. Saren and the 4 other Cambodian young women will depart for Bangladesh in mid-August this year. Stay tuned as we follow their progress throughout the year!