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Youth of the week: Chhuon Sovannary

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Choun Sovanary takes part in one of many volunteer activities with a group of like-minded students in the provinces. Photo Supplied

Though she lives in remote area, in Prey Veng province, where Social stereotype written that it has many impecunious and unknowledgeable people; in contrast, actually, she can involve in social work crucially. Choun Sovanary, 18-year-old. Besides, she is studying at Mebon High school in Svai Athor district, Prey Veng province; she takes a little bit time to do her business.

Sovanary has an older brother only, who has been already pursuing study in Phnom Penh. The most crucial is that she has been a volunteer for many both internal and national organizations such as Youth Council Cambodia (YCC), Khmer Youth Association (KYA), LAK, and so on.

And Sovanary is Executive of Media and marketing in Modal Youth Generation Club for Prey Veng province, so far has her work focused on environment maintaining, Construction Building, and training short courses.

Although Sovanary is busy with her volunteer job, she is still the best student, and she always gets Recommendations since she studied in Primary School. Totally, she has got eight Recommendations. Mainly, Sovanary used to participate in Provo Youth and Sovanary said that her brother also used to.

When I asked what about her family whether or not they have supported her to participate in many organizations, Sovanary responded that it is not so hard to make strong relationship between her family and her. She has her own methods are that even if she is super busy with her study, business, and work, she always take her slight time to chitchat with her parents and tell them what going on.

Otherwise, her parents are not so confident, and do not let her to join in such that job. She said that nothing besides making confident and socialized because those can bind relationship, friendship, and value.

Though Sovanary knows how to adapt with people’s minds, she still faces some problems; for instance, participants, some who had joint in her training are so selfish and stubborn. After hearing that, I asked if you always confront such as issues, why you still do those things.

Sovanary responded that it is abnormal for everybody faces those issues but for Sovanary does not matter because it is her habit somehow she is mischievous child. Sovanary still involves because she loves whatever she has done so far.

However Sovanary is the best at building up social relation, time management, and getting Recommendations, she still used to have problems, mainly with her study. Sovanary told me that after she had been busy with her volunteer work, her study was gone down. That’s why she knows what to do with her future because now Sovanary is studying grade 12, so it is time for her to think of her future, instead.

Sovanary recommended that though community service is very good job for her, but she should think her final National Examination coming up soon. And she requested she knows Youth should help up social, but Youth should think of themselves before. Recently, Sovanary just involves only one organization Legal Aid (LAK) because she works at the weekend only.

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